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"Not the sharpest knives in the drawer"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Acumen Solutions full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Good place to learn and gain experience with newer technologies such as salesforce.com

Cons

conflicting values and priorities - no clear growth plan for company or its people

Other Employee Reviews for Acumen Solutions

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good boutique IT/Salesforce consulting firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in McLean, VA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance - If you're good you will get noticed - Growth potential - Friendly people - Some good clients

    Cons

    Overall quality of firm's consultants has decreased - Lack of true differentiation strategy - Changing corporate strategy that doesn't match the companies core competencies - Poor marketing strategy - Lack of a dedicated sales force or management involvement in account reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the core competencies of the firm. The same competencies that brought the firm from $1-50M in revenue. Salesforce is a good tool and its important to be thought leaders in the industry, but need to keep the eye on the prize. Structure will follow strategy, determine the best course of action and build a structure before you announce a strategy.


  2. "Make sure you are at the right time with the right project otherwise you are not going to grow at Acumen."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Fantastic co workers; talented staff with diverse experience backgrounds
    - Ideal practices to work in and for Public Sector and Global Services
    - Folks from Public Sector and Global Services are very supportive of their employees in growth and learning opportunities
    - Last year it was a great place to be part of Communications and Media Practice working under graceful and supportive leadership

    Cons

    - work hard and expect to only get promoted if you are a "favorite" and your MD knows you by name
    - This Year stay away from Communications and Media Practice now (since past few months) - that's what my ex co workers are telling me due to a recent leadership change morale is down under
    - It is an act of god if one has any aspirations to move practices within Acumen Solutions (too much internal politics)
    - Sr Mgmt and HR disconnected with ground realities with employees
    - Company is not doing very good and there were some talks to do big layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Please connect with employees to get real facts on ground realities. Be ready to make some hard decisions on your own direct reports if they are not doing the job and motivating their respective employees.

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