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"A mixed bag"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conyers, GA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conyers, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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

Pros

I learned more here than anywhere else. From learning from experts about every facet of the industry, to sharpening my Excel skills, learning budgeting, merchandising, literature, collateral, product development, cost reductions, inventory--I learned new things in every position.

Cons

Not interested in innovation or intelligent risk-taking. Very little trust of people--every project of $2500 or more had to be signed off all the way to the president of the company! Too much emphasis on reducing costs, not enough on quality.

Advice to Management

Don't treat a $2500 project the same way as a $2 million project.

Other Employee Reviews for Acuity Brands

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Buyer/Planner"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer/Planner in Winona, MN
    Former Employee - Buyer/Planner in Winona, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Freedom to work on a great deal of projects
    -Fare wage

    Cons

    -Horrible company culture
    -Unreasonable expectations
    -Little to no training-- thrown to the wolves
    -Long hours with little to no recognition for work completed

    Advice to Management

    -Develop better onboarding training for job specific


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Chaos"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conyers, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conyers, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are nice and professional. This company has potential if it were more organized and management could clearly communicate priorities and plan resources.

    Cons

    The company is very disorganized and chaotic at time as they change what the priorities are every other month. There seems to be lack of direction and lack of resources becasue management is disorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Goals should be clear, realistic and resources available
    Priorities are not in order
    Streamline processes

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