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Acronis Reviews

Updated July 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Can meet good people within the company and amongst the clients (in 10 reviews)

  • The company has Good products that have value and need for its customer base (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • To much Senior Management (there are almost more VPs than "workers") (in 8 reviews)

  • s (lower pay, no 401K match, less vacation days, etc (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Lots of Career Growth Potential"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acronis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a lot of growth potential here at Acronis. It doesn't happen overnight, but many of those who continue to work hard and deliver results are given more responsibilities and opportunities.
    Each position has an individual contributor aspect (even at higher levels) which means you must be hands on and willing to do a lot of work yourself. Due to the size and nature of the company, most roles cover multiple areas of their department and business. This gives you more ownership of the work, career growth, and development. It also means you can see the impact of your work and know that you were the person who delivered (or helped) those results.
    Another plus is that Acronis is worldwide, which allows you to work with different people, cultures, and regions.
    In all, Acronis has given me so much over the last 3 + years - a career, a family, long lasting relationships, and unforgettable memories.

    Cons

    Acronis is not for everyone because it is a fast-paced environment with higher than average workloads and responsibilities. There also have been some changes in management that have caused a little turbulence throughout the years here. But if you can manage the changes, fast pace and heavy workload, Acronis will benefit you so much.
    The work can be challenging and stressful, but nothing worthwhile is ever easy :-)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the frequent Global All-Hands meetings with the CEO, like we have the past year or so. The transparency on the vision and strategy, to all levels of the organization keeps people motivated and unified.

    Acronis Response

    Jun 28, 2017 – Global HR Team

    Thank you for taking the time to send such detailed feedback! We really are happy to hear that Acronis has given you so much over the years. Although we agree that Acronis is not for everyone, we are... More


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Rudderless, very Dysfunctional – just a job not a career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked with some talented likeable coworkers. Company's software products pretty good, some won awards. Free snacks & beverages, and lunches catered sometimes

    Cons

    Really inept executive team, many in titles and roles far beyond their training and experience - their in way over their heads and it showed daily. Ineffective absentee CEO. No clear strategy, goals, roles, review process and poor mgmt communication. Culture of secrecy; place founded by Russians and many decisions still made in Moscow by founders & their cronys or behind closed doors by exec team. Awful , depressing work environment, lots of demands but little support – senior mgmt quick to blame others but never take reponsibilty for how their own actions (or inaction) and bad decisions effect entire org. Mgmt shows no desire to develop or keep employees, people viewed as easily replaced. Thus limited possiblity for career growth or financial gain, esp. for sales since products sold mainly thru partners. Benefits suck compared 2 other co.’s (lower pay, no 401K match, less vacation days, etc.). Morale very low. Wish I left a lot sooner than I did, much happier now.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your own limitations and hire people into roles that match their skills and experience. Trust people with relevent expertise to do their jobs and get out of their way.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Very Flat"

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    Current Employee - Acronis Account Manager in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Acronis Account Manager in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I can't think of any. It has been a roller coaster since I started. So many different managers, and a lay off when they say they want to grow.

    Cons

    * Management doesn't listen
    * Management doesn't communicate changes that are made
    * Management talks down to their employees. They say "my business" when it's actually "our business" we are all trying to reach a number.
    * turnover is at an all time high. I've seen three general managers over the course of 2 years.
    * They are bringing in several people from other countries to "manage" but they don't understand how business in the US works.
    * When people leave the refuse to pay their vacation time.
    * HR won't respond when there are issues. And when you need an immediate response they blow you off.
    * Very shady business practices. Discounting for one not for another. Accounts stolen by other account managers. Management has no control over their business.
    * lots of pressure from upper management to commit to a number without having the data or resources to figure out the data.
    * They have hired several new "leaders" that don't understand the business. They don't understand how things work and they don't give effective training.
    * The latest version of the product has not worked for several customers and the refuse to do any RMAs for these issues.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people on the floor - we're the ones that know what's going on in the field.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Death Spiral"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Acronis full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Once had a good product

    Cons

    Technology is lagging; invested in top managmenet and not is developers or technology. Poor leadership, rampant turnoever at all levels; management is overpaid while middle and lower level people are under paid. Toxic, predatory environment.

    Advice to Management

    Go home - you don't know what you are doing and you have sunk this company.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Poor executive team and poor CEO damaged company permanently"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acronis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Product, some good people, good partners and lots of customers...
    Good business in parts of EMEA
    Good in Japan and Asia

    Cons

    Clueless Ex CEO and senior leadership in HR, OPS, Sales and Support
    Marketing damaged and stripped of talent
    Lacks creativity and ambition
    Nasty political environment building
    Poor support of customers, partners and staff

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the very weak executive team (thankfully most left anyway) and get some decent, honest and enthusiastic leaders that can re-build and set a strategy for this lost at sea company.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Could not imagine how bad this was internally"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Acronis full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good consumer products. They're fairly priced with great feedback and image on the market.

    Cons

    * Not an Enterprise company, no 1st class product, not a disruptive technology
    * No strategy (message confused with back-up & mobility)
    * No software development (no Oracle, NDMP and AIX agents)
    * Poor visibility on the SMB / Enterprise market where the competition is strong and well prepared
    * No vision = no future

    Advice to Management

    * Create a real true internal communication as there is barely one
    * Create a working together dynamics
    * Make professional decisions and do not behave as amateurs (or you'll never compete with the Big Names)
    * Or concentrate on the consumers part and forget the Entreprise


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Stay away!"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Acronis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent technology
    Good people outside of senior management

    Cons

    CEO lacks basic business management and leadership skills and should step aside and bring in a real CEO
    Understaffed and budgeted in all areas
    No work life balance
    Limited sales and marketing budgets

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as an asset
    Focus on reducing extremely high turn over
    Pay vendors on time

  8. Helpful (12)

    "Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Acronis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are some really bright people there.

    Cons

    The global staff could be there one day, gone tomorrow. You can email someone and wonder why you haven't heard back from them. Reason? They're fired! Turn over is brutal.

    Advice to Management

    Decide what you really need in staff and value the people that work hard for you. Treat people like humans. Way too many "managers."


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Contractor in Arlington, MA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Arlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acronis (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have a good product. Hours were good. Location was good. People were nice.

    Cons

    Management was all over the board. Strange. Wasn't much guidance. Behavior was odd to say the least.

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional


  10. Helpful (14)

    "Avoid Acronis"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great office space, some quality people in individual-contributor roles. Average product with some usefulness to larger companies looking to acquire a company like Acronis.

    Cons

    Horrible CEO and leadership team. Awful company culture where people fear for their jobs, leaders are replaced if they disagree with the CEO. Mid-level managers treat their teams like crap because that is what they see senior leaders doing. All around miserable existence.
    When the Head of HR and then the Recruiting Manager leave, you know it is bad!

    Advice to Management

    Stop berating the employees and threatening to lay people off. Start rewarding people for achievements instead of demoralizing them by insulting them.


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