The overall attitude the company, when I was there, could be best described as manic. One day everything would seem calmed, in order and people were in a genuinely positive and joking mood. And the next day you would think a storm came through all because of one departmental meeting whos message was that the entire process, for all intents and purposes, was inefficient. Consequently, everyone would then be anxious, on guard and speaking ill behind their co-workers back and ready to throw the person next to them under the bus during water cooler talk. In addition, I had issues with the work load allocation and trying to balance that with a life outside of the office. Admittedly, I was never willing or prepared to work 10, 12 or even 14 hour days and on weekends which is what it would have taken for my work to look 'cleaner' and more 'presentable'. I can take away that I learned a lot about my field in the years I was with the company and in contrast, I am firing on all cylinders with my new company now. I'm utilizing a lot from what I learned at Acadia and applying those practices with my new company and it's making me look good. So I don't perceive my experience with the company as a failure even though sometimes I wish things went differently. I really miss a good handful of the people over there and I wish them all nothing but the best in life. All in all I am grateful.
understanding and good people in upper management
work load unbearable if you think it's going to be a 9 to 5 job.