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Updated 26 February 2015
Updated 26 February 2015
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  1.  

    Company cannot get out of its own way

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Acronis full-time

    Pros

    *Solid technology
    *Newfound commitment to marketing
    *Decent salary
    *Leadership really pushing to build $1B company
    *Great opportunity in cloud marketplace for data protection

    Cons

    *Constant changes at leadership level
    *Way too many 'cooks in the kitchen', the organization is way too top heavy
    *Sales Compensation plans are capped and are not designed to drive the right business behaviors
    *Company is trying to do too many things at once
    *No room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you make a plan, stick with it. Also, the sales compensation plans are designed for a larger company that has a market-leading technology and a commodity core product, not for a company who is trying desperately to take market-share away from larger companies and that not many people know about. Act like you care about your employees instead of treating them like a 'means to an end'. Keep investing in marketing, the biggest issue (aside from constant turnover and lack of execution) is that the marketplace is not fully aware of Acronis and all of its solutions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't waist your time!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Woburn, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Woburn, MA (US)

    I worked at Acronis full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company had a good CEO and people but everything was changed. New CEO is Russian, company belongs to him and it influences a lot on the way the company works.

    Cons

    Decisions are made by small circle of people close to CEO, sometimes not even professionals. Easy to get title which does not mean such experience. CEO and his management changes their mind every day, they are not able to manage their people properly and close projects successfully. There are always limited resources and new management is not able to manage them efficiently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring people (management) who worked in big companies and have no idea what to do with limited resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Toxic & Nepotistic. Subpar Salaries

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Moscow (Russia)

    I worked at Acronis full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    A very charismatic CEO. I've learned a lot from him. But it does seem that he needs a reality check.

    Cons

    It's an all around nepotistic and extremely toxic environment.

    Lots of management people have been brought from a sister company that holds some 80%-90% of the market they do business in and expect they can do the same with Acronis, even though Acronis is a very different business.

    The current management does not know the business well, they are extremely nepotistic, the environment is extremely toxic.

    The head of this same management has publicly stated a little over half a year ago that the only way to manage people is to oppress and deject the employees (there was even his editorial article in a mainstream Russian newspaper titled "Fear & Loathing in the Office", which basically says it all and is the pillar of the management style at Acronis).

    A lot of very strong professionals with great expertise have left the company since and joined much better opportunities.

    The salaries at Acronis are a) subpar; b) have no average or inbetween grade -- you either get barely enough to make a living or you get a pretty comfortable buck in you are in the nepotism circle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Company that cares about their employees and values great talent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Woburn, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Woburn, MA (US)

    I worked at Acronis full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Solid higher management
    - Reputable CEO with a good track record and great work ethic
    - Laser focus on what company does the best and expansion of growing markets
    - Provide great opportunities to people as they did to me

    Cons

    - Management has been changed quite frequently for the last 5 years which lead to loss of many talented people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Focus on hiring and keeping a top-notch people
    - Forgo the Kimball Farm already. People are tired having the company's annual outing at the same boring place. Organize something similar they do in the Russian office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    What a disaster...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Acronis

    Pros

    Sadly I believe they are no pro anymore.
    It all started as a good story but

    Cons

    Terrible Management. This is a feeling that goes across the organisation. Every 6 months a new management team is starting to undo what was done before. CEO keeps changing on a yearly basis. No one but the owner himself would actually take the job. Total absence of Human resources and the little people that carry the tittle are absolutely not empowered to do their jobs. A very large majority of the good people left the company by now.
    Acronis always had the idea of selling. All they've done in the past few years it to make things shinny (new management, "big name" hiring, renaming products...) so they could sell the company.
    They have moved into "Mobility" but they have not invested in the solutions. They renamed them, but essentially it all remains what it was at the time of the acquisition of GroupLogic, which at a very good team. Sad again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reporting should be done both way. Up and done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Vision and Action doesn't align... Simplicity meets Layers of Filters

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acronis full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will gain the experience learning to do new things yourself when assigning with new projects.

    Cons

    There are too many layers in the organization, and the top are heavier than the ground staffs. And, communications are filtered, vision doesn't align with actions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplicity is a good vision, but adding multiple layers only makes it more complex. I see only simplicity for the CEO to manage his own business, but adding complexity to the employees to follow.

    Too many layers at the top (each having their own agenda)... adding too much workload to the bottom workforce will just push them away.

    Company wants to move further, wants to drive growth but not looking at growing their own employees. I find that it is bad. From my feeling, you are treating employees like commodities... one goes, just hire another...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great ambitions and potential, but management is too self-centered

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Director in Moscow (Russia)

    I have been working at Acronis full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    After lots of turbulence, a very strong executive team headed by the owner/CEO was brought on board, with more stellar names being added regularly. Amazing development talent that can build great innovative products. Global presence, strongly international (and expanding), diverse product line.

    Cons

    Not really customer-centric beyond the Support function. Very bad at project management in all functions and in all levels. Siloed communications, very different culture in different locations. Top management is too pushy, and insists on knowing things better than you, doesn't trust experienced employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pushing your decisions down the drain to your senior managers. Involve them into decision-making process, talk to them and appreciate their insights and feedback. They will respect you more and their loyalty will increase as a result.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Some great talent not given opportunity to excel

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Acct Manager in Woburn, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Acct Manager in Woburn, MA (US)

    I have been working at Acronis full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Has some great people in the middle and lower management areas of the company who are the heartbeat and commercial engine of the company

    Cons

    Poor ego driven senior management who are more interested in gaining favour with the CEO rather than great execution and leadership. this together with disjointed process does not allow the real talent in the company to thrive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on being great leaders not on the title on your business card

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    regional manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at Acronis full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    new opportunity to utilize my experience -
    build the channels

    Cons

    comp plan cut in half

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work your plan and plan your work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Acronis Response

    Jun 11, 2014Head of Global HR

    Please reach out to me, I would like to know more details about your comp plan concerns. To my knowledge no comp plans have been altered like that.

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