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Updated May 4, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Acuity Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acuity full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great mid size company. Very good benefits

    Cons

    Exposure to the corporate office could be better


  2. "So so"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits? Well, I don't even use the benefits so now I really can't think of any pros.

    Cons

    Management does not know how to talk to their employees. Some are rude and condescending and lack the necessary soft skills in order to relate to their team. The focus is more on when something is done wrong rather then when something is done right. If an employee gets kudos from their client and the manager knows about it, the manager is tight lipped and they don't extend any applaud or appreciation but let something go wrong, they are quick to "meet with you." Terrible management approach. "Leadership" lacks diversity...not gender but rather race. There is only ONE African American male manager in the entire company, no black women at all. They have this guys picture on several company sites to try and sell diversity but that doesn't fool anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Get it to together

  3. "Mom and Pop Shop"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acuity full-time

    Pros

    Because this company is on the smaller size they are able to do some nice things for employees like birthday gifts and events. Benefits are inexpensive and the 401k match is good.

    Cons

    Small company that is trying to grow but doesn't seem to be gaining new clients as rapidly. To make up for that they operate much like a staffing agency for the government clients where relationships have been fostered. There is a 'butts in seats' mentality but little emphasis on quality of workforce.


  4. "SDR"

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    Current Employee - SDR
    Current Employee - SDR

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

    Pros

    Great Culture environment for employees

    Cons

    The base pay is really low


  5. "Like"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Casual dress code is awesome

    Cons

    Long hours is sometimes hard to deal with


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great little company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Management cares about the employees
    -Onboading with Acuity was the BEST I ever experienced
    -Salary is competitive
    -They encourage professional developer

    Cons

    -I wish they offered more paid leave


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Very fast turnaround from interview to job offer; streamlined on-boarding
    -Great benefits: health insurance with low premiums, fair PTO, etc.
    -Senior management is top notch; very genuine people
    -All departments within HQ are very responsive
    -Access to all kinds of training materials
    -College/Certification reimbursement program

    Cons

    -The dental insurance only covered a few dentists in my area...this was not a big issue for me, but I did know of a few people having to switch family dentists because they didn't take their insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Acuity's culture is one of the best I've seen; I don't have any "advice" per say....just keep continuing to take great care of your employees

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Portsmouth, NH
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Portsmouth, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really competitive healthcare benefits, cost to employee was very reasonable. The company feels and operates with a lot of class. Genuinely seem to care about the well-being of their employees. Very approachable upper management. Top-notch HR team (recruiter is a bit meh from what I've heard). Acuity is a smallish company but they have a lot of contracts with a lot of opportunity and diversity of work, especially in the VA and DC areas. Also they have a fantastic IT training program (at the time was CBT Nuggets and then Skillsoft).

    Cons

    As a satellite site in NH, we were very disconnected from the company. Acuity management would visit periodically but our only real contact with them generally came from our onsite manager who was not part of corporate. I really don't have anything negative to say about Acuity, they always took good care of us and encouraged us to learn and expand our skills.

    Advice to Management

    In the future, it might be best to keep tighter supervision on satellite site management. Stay in closer contact not just with the manager, but also the satellite site staff as well.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Senior government contractor"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Process Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Business Process Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They host good after-hours activities!

    Cons

    Tolerance of bullying by senior staff. Constant lying to employees. Belief that donating to highly visible charities makes up for a rotten HR approach. CEO just wants to be really really rich! When you leave they refuse to pay you for your unused vacation. I could go on ...

    Advice to Management

    Get everyone in administrative roles a personality transplant. They are all nasty to the employees.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Nothing in life is perfect, but it's pretty good here!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Benefits
    - Compensation is mostly above average
    - Management is willing to listen to ideas
    - Small company means nimble processes
    - Growing
    - Friendly people

    Cons

    - Needs more support staff in the main office (other than recruiting) - seem to be over-tasked.
    - With growth, comes the need for policies to govern processes and right now there seem to be few
    - Hard to roll off one project and on to another if looking to expand skill set, but not impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Create career paths and processes to ensure equitable promotions, raises, spot bonuses, etc. Create more of an open management structure so we understand how the company is doing and why we do things the way we do.


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