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Updated December 9, 2018
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  • "Some teams have no such thing as work life balance" (in 14 reviews)

  • "The salary is insanely low for a programmer in the Bay Area" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Nice people and working environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    My team members are nice and willing to help. Have not worked on any projects yet, but so far so good. I have anticipated that the projects mainly involve data cleaning so I won't complain.

    Cons

    Salary is not attractive so as the benefits. Different group has different style. Some people can work very late.

    Advice to Management

    My manager is great, easy to communicate with.

    Acumen Response

    Nov 12, 2018 – Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave us this review. I think a lot people agree, nice people and working environment!


  2. "Please don't accept the offer"

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

    I worked at Acumen full-time

    Pros

    Pros: They have a glassdoor page here to give us an opportunity to expose the truth of what the company does

    Cons

    Cons: From poor management to work of no worth, the company is full of cons.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Read all the other bad reviews and trust them. STAY AWAY!!!"

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

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

    Pros

    I can't think of one pro.

    Cons

    Salary is terrible. Senior management is awful and the CEO doesn't care about his employees. Work life balance? There is none. If you want growth in your career, trust the bad reviews and do not work here!!!


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Data and Policy Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Data and Policy Analyst in Burlingame, CA
    Former Employee - Data and Policy Analyst in Burlingame, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    HR department is working very hard and responsive. All administrative teams are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Antisocial environment, low paid; Too much micromanagement and unfeasible goals from the manager. Re-prioritizing tasks every day!

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employee better and provide more training to the manager.

    Acumen Response

    Dec 5, 2018 – HR Director

    Thank you for taking the time to comment. Thank you for your kind words about HR. We are working very hard. One of our initiative is to upgrade and train our managers. Good luck with your future... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "TRUST THE REVIEWS"

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

    Pros

    There are no pros honestly

    Cons

    Do not work here! Management is very bad and they do not care about you. Nothing is improving

    Acumen Response

    Dec 4, 2018 – Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I'm sorry to hear that you feel this way about your place of work. I highly suggest you stop by and visit HR to discuss your concerns. They have an open... More


  6. "data analyst"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Burlingame, CA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Burlingame, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acumen (Less than a year)

    Pros

    no coding skills are required

    Cons

    not so much benefits for employees

    Acumen Response

    Oct 29, 2018 – Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for leaving us this quick review. We do require some previous coding experience for our entry level Data and Policy Analyst position, but it is entry level and we do on-site training when an... More


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Read all the other bad reviews and believe them. STAY AWAY"

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    Former Employee - Data and Policy Analyst
    Former Employee - Data and Policy Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Acumen full-time

    Pros

    There are absolutely no pros for working there.

    Cons

    Management is an absolute joke, there is no company culture, salary was far below market and no opportunity for growth. Everything you don't want in a company. If you're reading all of the other bad reviews and wondering... are these true? the answer is yes. STAY AWAY

    Advice to Management

    There is no advice to give to management. The problem starts with the CEO, who is extremely unprofessional and has no appreciation for his employees. There is no motivation to work there. Due to this, upper management fits in with this horrible culture. STAY AWAY

    Acumen Response

    Nov 5, 2018 – Director of Business Operations

    We obviously missed the mark here, and for that we are sorry, but we will not let this opinion dissuade our ongoing commitment to ensure a mutually beneficial culture and work environment. Our... More

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Offer best untouched."

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

    I have been working at Acumen full-time

    Pros

    Nothing really to write 5 word long description of Pros!

    Cons

    * Filled with people who are without options to do in their career.
    * Scarcity leading people to naturally feed off each other and the leftovers.

    Advice to Management

    First hire someone from a management domain who knows how to run a team.

    Acumen Response

    Oct 29, 2018 – Director of Business Operations

    We know that we're not perfect, no place is, but we are committed to improving every day. As such, we are disappointed that your time with us has created such a negative impression. Please help be... More


  9. "Data and Policy Analyst, Statistic Programmer"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Burlingame, CA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Burlingame, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work life balance, good working environment, nice colleague.

    Cons

    low salary, bad visa sponsor policy

    Acumen Response

    Aug 24, 2018 – Recruiting Manager

    We appreciate you leaving us a review, thank you! Please feel free to speak with our immigration's specialist, she will be able to answer any questions you have on the visa sponsor policy.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Don't stay here long!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Acumen full-time

    Pros

    - getting to work with passionate, smart people

    Cons

    - don't have much control over what you work on and can get caught up in dull work with little opportunities for growth
    - management and HR are terrible

    Acumen Response

    Aug 9, 2018 – HR Director

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. I am sorry that you have not seen improvement in HR and management. That is not consistent with the feedback we have received. The company has... More