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"Bottom line - this company is outstanding as a business performer and in taking care of it's employees!"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Provided a great opportunity for me to "define" the details of the position. Always provided focus for employees which would allow us to excel. Provided multiple opportunities for mediocre and lackluster performers to improve performance. Very employee centered while ensuring the highest levels of customer satisfaction and quality. Extremely fair in compensation and covered salaries when the government shut down for weather emergencies - something other companies at the same worksite did not do. During the multiple years I was employed there, only 3 individuals were terminated - all after being given multiple opportunities to improve and succeed.

Cons

Unfortunately, some employees take advantage of the company and their interest in employee success. During the time these marginal performers are being helped to improve, others must carry their dead weight. This causes some morale problems until these individuals leave and are replaced by quality workers.

Advice to Management

Keeping low performing and marginal employees too long is unproductive, hurts the bottom line because of the wasted investment in time and resources, and can cause temporary morale issues with those that are performing and meeting or exceeding standards. Identify the low performing and marginal employees, provide them one opportunity to improve, and if they don't make it, then cut them loose.

Other Employee Reviews for Acuity

  1. Helpful (1)

    "This company is all about image and not about substance or having their employees' interests at heart; they are phonies."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Decent salaries and 2 team-building activities per year. They had good parties and outings for the employees during my employment there. They also pay on time.

    Cons

    Their management is incompetent from the top down. Middle managers are abusive and rewarded for their abusive behavior. They only care about their customer. If the employees are unhappy or getting a raw deal they couldn't care less.
    They knowingly allow middle managers to bully and abuse their direct reports, because they know the customer tolerates it.
    They play favorites and consistently and publicly reward the incompetent middle managers. This has made them a laughingstock to the rest of their employees.

    They have fired or forced out 11 employees in the past 2 years, unheard of for a contractor. Good employees have left to be replaced by sub-standard performers. They are cutthroat competitors with other contracting agencies on the same project.

    Advice to Management

    Allowing middle managers to browbeat and bully your employees is unproductive at best and hurts your bottom line at worst. Monitor them more closely and weed out the bad apples.


  2. "Acuity Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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