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Acuity Brands Reviews

Updated 6 de Sep 2019

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3.1
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64%
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63%
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Acuity Brands CEO Vern Nagel
Vern Nagel
147 Ratings
Pros
  • "4 day work week, remote work options, good work/life balance(in 20 reviews)

  • "Good pay and benefits, good people to work with(in 14 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Vice President, Software in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acuity Brands full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture. Rooted in caring about one another, but also a clear passion for success. Creativity, continuous improvement, customer focus. Eager to evolve but humble about asking for help to get there.

    Cons

    Somewhat slow to change. Need to spend more on IT and facilities to enable employees to do their best work

    Advice to Management

    Get in the Gemba as much as possible

    Acuity Brands2019-05-21
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acuity Brands full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Plenty overtime, easy work, management seems to care

    Cons

    A lot to remember training on the line needs work

    Acuity Brands2019-09-06
  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Electronics Engineer in Decatur, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acuity Brands full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    4 days work per week, sometimes can work from home. 401(k), HSA Contributions.

    Cons

    Sometimes engineers need to do technician level works. Your skills as an experienced engineer are under valued.

    Acuity Brands2019-08-03
  4. "Good pay, work 4 days a week"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Herndon, VA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Acuity Brands full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay, work 4 days a week

    Cons

    Research resource is limited. Do not have enough people to do research.

    Acuity Brands2019-07-23
  5. Helpful (1)

    "No work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Crawfordsville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acuity Brands full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay and profit sharing.

    Cons

    The company does not care about its people and cycles through hourly personnel like underwear.

    Acuity Brands2019-07-17
  6. "Job outlook"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Technician 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acuity Brands full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Mileage, gain share, weekly pay

    Cons

    Limited locations for non-field service

    Acuity Brands2019-06-27
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Worst place to work"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Des Plaines, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Acuity Brands full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Literally none, except for false deceptions while being hired

    Cons

    Employees are treated like crap, irrespective of if they're a line worker or engineer. I was hired as an engineer expected to work 8-10hrs a day but I worked no less than 12-14hrs including 8hrs on Saturdays. They expect you to come in most weekends. The manager schedules meetings after 5pm for no reason, most of them which don't really add up any value. Except for the HR, engineers are expected to sit in open... bullpens on the production floor where there are 400+ lien workers around and you're expected to work in that craphole. The day starts at 6am and if you're an engineer, assume you'd be reaching home around 9pm if you live less than an hours drive because they just want you to stay for no reason. I'm not sure about other facilities but never work in the Des Plaines, IL facility

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    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your employees like crap and you'll have better retention rate. Regarding line workers, y'all literally change em like underwears

    Acuity Brands2019-07-30
  8. "Good Salary and Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Conyers, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acuity Brands full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary at the time, nice facilities

    Cons

    Too many RIFs (Reduction in Force)

    Acuity Brands2019-07-01
  9. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Acuity Brands full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    4 day work week, remote work options, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Changes in management occur regularly

    Acuity Brands2019-06-03
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Get in, Get out"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Acuity Brands full-time

    Pros

    • As a design engineer, you get to play with various manufacturing processes within one particular mechanical design (e.g. die cast, extrusion, plastic injection, sheet metal). If you’re wanting to build out this experience or pivot industries, I would recommend getting in, learning from the old hats who’ve been around, maybe design a bit, and then bounce. • Decatur location gets 4-40 schedule, occasional free... food. • Ability to do lots of process improvement work if you want.

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    Cons

    • The company is reaching critical mass and not able to grow without implementing actual legit processes. Upside is you could potentially be a part of that transition. Downside is dealing with the inefficiencies. • Big management and leadership vacuum between the middle and upper levels, which leads to several problems: o No time/resources to dedicate to training o Limited career growth after a while o No... time/resources to dedicate to improving process vs firefighting o No time/resources to dedicate to giving feedback • Making lights, at least at Acuity, is not difficult. The bar for engineers is very very low and the focus is on really just getting product to market. Promotion progression isn’t based on becoming a better engineer but focusing more on managerial type activities. A certain amount of self-promotion is required too, with the right people.

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    Advice to Management

    Retire

    Acuity Brands2019-06-13
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