Acumen Solutions - Great place to gain some broad understanding of the business world, not a great place to gain depth. | Glassdoor
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"Great place to gain some broad understanding of the business world, not a great place to gain depth."

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Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Senior Consultant in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

As a consultant you get the opportunity to deal with many new technologies, work a variety of roles, and interact with the inner workings of various Fortune 100 clients.

Cons

Sometimes the work can get a little bogged down in beaurocracy.

Advice to Management

Managers should feel more accountable.

Other Employee Reviews for Acumen Solutions

  1. "After 18 months..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Always opportunity to be 'involved' in a global organisation with some exciting projects, great clients and fantastic people at Acumen Solutions. My initial 18 months have been a whirlwind - all good.

    Cons

    Must continue to keep the customer at heart...we all need to work together to manage the growth that we need.


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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Acumen does pay on par with relative competitors, but do not count on those promised bonuses - any reason not to, they won't pay out.

    A lot of good and smart people in the company, but none of them have power. Those with power are quite the opposite, not good, not smart! - but more about that in the cons section!

    Cons

    Not sure where to begin. But Acumen has staff turnover like no other place I have ever been - apparently a lot of people had a lot a reason to leave.
    - Broken / forgotten promises from management
    - Bad client relationship management
    - Product focused, not people focused (As a consultancy, your people are all that you are!)
    - Corny and patronising internal communication
    - Spending 25-50% of your time satisfying day-to-day Acumen tasks vs Client work
    - Complete lack of trust from management, to remote teams and individuals
    - Constant management embargos on team and client messaging
    - Unknown in the market, and no desire to push for better market recognition
    - Huge dependency on a few clients, and even fewer products
    - Politics from above are incredibly childish
    - Generally untrustworthy!

    Advice to Management

    Grow up!

    Acumen is a bit player, but just will not admit it. It acts big, it makes its employees jump through big players hoops to make it feel important, but it just isn't. Acumen needs to admit the truth of its size, work to those advantages (flexibility, relationships, building a true team, etc) and go for quality. If you want to grow, grow up first! Not everyone gets to be a Accenture / Deloitte of this world without being honest with yourself!


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