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- "Poor management unless you worked for the equally shameful carillon in the past you have no chance for progression “jobs for the boys”" (in 9 reviews)
- "Senior management don't care at all" (in 5 reviews)
- "Low pay compared to roles in other companies" (in 3 reviews)
- "Lack of clear and consistent communication" (in 3 reviews)
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- 5.011 Apr 2022Recruitment ConsultantCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearToronto, ON
- People First Company - Exceptional Leadership - Opportunity for Advancement - Global Company and Reach - Team that cares - Stretch Assignments
- Sometimes Global Communication is not timely2
- 1.011 Jul 2022Enterprise SalesFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsStratford-upon-Avon, England
If you're a "yes" person who doesn't have the skills , experience or ability to do the job you've been "promoted" to do ... you'll do great!
Everything is a PR stunt on Social media, lip service and fakery is an art at Alcumus! This company does not care about its staff or customers. 'Fast-pace' is code for lack of strategy, leadership and clear and concise communication and throwing toys out of the pram when an ill thought out concept doesn't work. Good people are leaving ... With circa of 600 employees 1/3 of the workforce have left in the last year alone ... if that doesn't say everything about this toxic company, I don't know what will! All positive Glassdoors feedback is by current employees who are 'strongly encouraged' as part of their onboarding process to leave good reviews to up Alcumus scores as they can't replace staff quickly enough ...13Alcumus Response2y
Thank you for taking the time to leave this review and its always disappointing to hear that your experience wasn't necessarily left on a positive note, particularly when you had been with Alcumus for a number of years and good tenure. Our glassdoor reviews are at the discretion of our employees and former employees and it is important we take the time to understand both the positive and constructive points made as we will do so here. The business is growing and evolving and we continue to implement a number of programmes this year to develop our teams at all levels. I would be happy to discuss this feedback with you in more detail and take any points on board if you would like to do so, please reach out at email@example.com
- 1.028 Aug 2023Customer Success ManagerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearToronto, ON
Free sweatshirt and free water bottle
I wish I could give this company a zero-star rating, but unfortunately, that's not an option. Working at Alcumus has been an absolutely dreadful experience, and I feel compelled to share my thoughts to spare others from the misery I've endured. Poor Management: The management at is shockingly inept. It's evident that they lack the basic skills required to lead a team effectively. Communication is a disaster—important information is frequently withheld, leaving employees to scramble and make decisions in the dark. There's a clear lack of transparency in decision-making, and feedback from employees is often dismissed or ignored. It's baffling how such a group of individuals managed to rise to their positions. Micromanagement and Inflexibility: Micromanagement seems to be the company's favorite pastime. Instead of trusting their employees to do their jobs, managers hover over our shoulders, nitpicking every minor detail and stifling any ounce of creativity. The lack of trust is palpable and contributes to an environment of fear rather than empowerment. Furthermore, the company's inflexibility regarding work hours and remote work options shows a complete disregard for the well-being and work-life balance of their employees. High Turnover Rates: It's no surprise that the turnover rates are alarmingly high. Talented individuals are constantly leaving in search of greener pastures, and it's not difficult to understand why. The company's refusal to address the toxic culture and its failure to retain competent employees speaks volumes about its priorities—or lack thereof. Conclusion: I strongly advise anyone considering a position at Alcumus to think long and hard before accepting an offer. The toxic work environment, poor management practices, and overall lack of respect for employees' well-being make this company an absolute nightmare to work for. If you value your mental health, career growth, and sanity, steer clear of Alcumus. There are far better opportunities out there that will appreciate and nurture your talents rather than squander them in this soul-crushing environment.6
- 4.08 Sept 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer EmployeeCardiff, Wales
Good culture to work at and employee well being is taken seriously- overall friendly environment.
Processes are overly complicated and lack communication between others. Working pattern is not consistent and there is the silent expectation to work more than your contracted hours.2Alcumus Response3mo
Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your time with Alcumus. We do review all the Glassdoor feedback to understand what's going well and what we can do better. There is a definite trend of pace and change being challenging at times. We wish you all the best in your career at Alcumus. If there is anything further you wish to discuss, please contact me directly on Rowanne.firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks – Rowanne Smith, Future Talent Business Partner
- 5.02 Feb 2023Creative DesignerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsCardiff, Wales
Alcumus is a company that is always striving to be more significant and more impactful. The drive from the company to help more and more people is incredible. But what makes Alcumus a special employer to work for is the huge emphasis on good wellbeing and its people.
Due to the nature of all the company divisions, Alcumus has always suffered from silios and a lack of clear and consistent communication. Lots of amazing people work here, but often they don't know what other people are working on or working towards. The marketing department desperately needs some tlc, and has been undernurchered and un-advanced.11
- 2.021 Apr 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 years
- Good opportunities to learn for junior roles - Good benefits
- Work life balance can be challenging - Lack of clear and consistent communication - Unnecessary pressure is often put on employees - Fast paced - strategies change very frequently which means many projects have to be abandoned - Poor management
- 5.07 Feb 2022Product ManagerCurrent EmployeeCardiff, Wales
Cannot put into words how much I enjoy working at Alcumus. They tick all the boxes - Opportunities to grow and develop, exciting project opportunities, inclusive, completely open and honest right up to the CEO. Their values and goals are brilliant and I 100% believe that their staff are all appreciated and are at the heart of everything that they do. Success is shared and everyone works hard to be successful. There is genuinely a 'one team' approach and in my very first week the CEO met with all the newbies and made it clear that his main goal is to ensure everyone is supported and listened too - we hold each other up not knock each other down, everyone has bad days and we need to look after one another. Alcumus and it's Senior Management Team is a breath of fresh air.
(Also a positive!) Currently going through growing pains - Alcumus is growing fast and it's taking the teams a little while to keep up in terms of processes and global communication. However, this is improving!1Alcumus Response2y
Thank you for taking the time to leave this review and we are truly grateful for all your kind words! We work hard to provide an environment that enables progression routes, development both personally and professionally and maintain a stance that our people are at the heart of all our success, which is led by core values. We are on a fantastic and ambitious growth journey and we are happy you're a part of it. If you would ever like to reach out and provide further feedback or become an ambassador for Alcumus then you can get in touch with myself or the People team. My email is email@example.com.