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Best company I have ever worked for

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Acquia full-time

Pros

Dynamic. Awesome product. Awesome, passionate people. World changing open-source philosophy guides all development.

Cons

Too much of the team is distributed

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Maintain commitment to product excellence and don't allow sales to dictate direction.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    No training structure for employees

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Burlington, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Burlington, MA (US)

    I worked at Acquia full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Strong leadership, great products, free beer and snacks!

    Cons

    No sales training for new employees, not willing to invest in employees long term. Very "sink or swim" right from day 1.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disfunctional leadership but great people

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    Current Employee - Senior Support Engineer in Burlington, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Support Engineer in Burlington, MA (US)

    I have been working at Acquia full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Acquia has some of the best people I've ever worked with: smart, passionate, and collaborative. Impressive customer base with hundreds of recognizable brand names. Dries is a terrific open source leader and maintains a high profile in the Drupal community. There's nothing like Drupalists -- great people overall.

    Cons

    Severe lack of focus makes exit via acquisition unlikely and poses challenges as the business scales. Significant revenue derived from low margin Professional Services.
    Dictatorial senior leadership whose decisions can be erratic and based on personal friendships rather than solid research. Leadership's micromanagement and belittling of employee's ideas leads to conflict avoidance in much of the organization.
    Very little tech representation on leadership team.
    Drupal is showing its age and facing challenges bringing in new contributors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on fewer products. You have great employees. Trust their judgement and ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Acquia Response

    Aug 09, 2013CEO

    It's been more than a year since this was posted, so perhaps the content is now outdated. The issue that strikes me here is poor communication from our leadership, which I will take responsibility ... More

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