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Great position but no room for advancement
Facility Director (Former Employee) –  Conyers, GAOctober 16, 2019
Enjoyed the position that I was hired for but management and reporting changed that did not support the required efforts needed to perform my job and met customer and facility needs.
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Productive and fun place to work
Contractor (Current Employee) –  Conyers, GAOctober 15, 2019
Great company, good opportunity to learn and develop new skills , with great team work. Good environment, the hours Monday to Thursday are excellent, great they do not micro manage.
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Nightmare
Buyer/Planner (Former Employee) –  IllinoisOctober 4, 2019
The only non-negotiable is Favoritism = promotion. Work ur tail off with no praise or reward. Nothing is ever good enough. Reduce inventory 35% (great accomplishment u would think!), but not in Acuity’s eyes, ur scrutinized why u didn’t reach 40% which effects ur pay increase.
There is no work life balance. Most the people I met working at Acuity +5 years are divorced, don’t know their kids, & living out of suitcase and being relocated every 2 years. If ur single it might be the right fit.
The only positive is Acuity’s lean manufacture principles. I was able to carryover that knowledge & apply to my next job

Overall,
Pros
Lean principles. The type of company to avoid for future employment
Cons
Where do I start...
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Great job
Fabrication Operator (Current Employee) –  Crawfordsville, INSeptember 30, 2019
This is a great place to work. It will change your life for the better. However be cautious of some employees and managers if they decide they don't like you or want you in their departments.
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Management needs to listen to employees more.
Accounting Assistant (Former Employee) –  Conyers, GASeptember 25, 2019
Management needs to listen to employees more. Constant management changes. They need to value their employees and provide better health insurance. Constant reorganizations without prior research.
Pros
Close to home. Casual dress code.
Cons
Constant layoffs and they do not value the employees.
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Overtime
MANUFACTURING OPERATOR (Former Employee) –  Crawfordsville, INSeptember 24, 2019
If you like money and not having the time to spend it EVER, this is the place for you. We worked between nine and a half and twelve hours a day plus most Saturdays and an occasional Sunday. Working only eight hours was an unexpected treat. I LOVED the encouragement to move up within the company that I received, but they expect you to put your home life second.
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Lots of meetings
Credit Manager (Current Employee) –  Conyers, GASeptember 19, 2019
Too many meetings. Makes getting work done very difficult. Otherwise the employees there are some of the best people I’ve ever worked with.

They lay off many each year without replacing them. That adds a lot of pressure on those left behind to do the job.
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Dont work here!
Material handler (Current Employee) –  Crawfordsville, INSeptember 17, 2019
This company will suck the life right out of you. If you love your family or friends prepare to never see them again if you work at ACUITY. Also never make plans again because they blanket post overtime for everyone. If your department doesnt need to work over they send you to an area that does.
Pros
Overtime money
Cons
No life
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Warehouse/Distribution Center
Focus Factory Cell Lead/SPV (Former Employee) –  Des Plaines, ILSeptember 16, 2019
The company is no longer a production facility. They have downsized. I did like working for the company until they laid everyone off. A lot of people lost their jobs. People that have been there for many many years. It was very disheartening of what happened.
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n/a
Cons
longevity is not an option
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No Life
Lead Distribution Associate (Current Employee) –  Conyers, GA'August 28, 2019
Typical day is fast paced. Management is ok depending on who that is. There's nothing more to elaborate on. No advancement in the distribution side unless it's to drving a forklift and nit everyone is interested in doing that.
Cons
No set Monday-Friday hours. Hours vary.
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Goal driven, always aiming for greater results
Design & Application Engineer (Current Employee) –  Conyers, GAAugust 18, 2019
at Acuity Brands the change is constant, always improving. Good benefits, personal and professional development courses provided. Many opportunities for advancement if you are qualified.
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Good job to have
Manufacturing Associate (Former Employee) –  Fishers, INAugust 15, 2019
This is a good job to have especially if you enjoy working with a team. Flexibility is a must, especially since your work location may change from day to day building different styles of fixtures.
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great place to work
Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) –  Chatsworth, CAAugust 14, 2019
Great workplace awesome manager, worked in quality department created new products loved the environment. i really loved working there the only reason had to leave was because company relocated to Georgia.
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How to wire light fixtures
Material Operator (Former Employee) –  Crawfordsville, INAugust 8, 2019
They showed me how the LEDS go in and how to wire the fixtures. They also taught me what instruction go with what fixtures and how to pack them properly and how to work as a team
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i like acuity brands
Assembler/Production (Former Employee) –  Winona, MNJuly 30, 2019
i like this job because they take care of they employees give you good raises
on time and they are a union company. The managers there are nice and grateful for what you do and understanding
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Stressful and too many managers down your throat
Manufacturing Operator (Current Employee) –  Crawfordsville, INJuly 28, 2019
It's a fun place to work, music, and all but ALOT of favoritism. Too many Paid salary people that dont do anything besides watch Hourly work. When you constantly have managment looking over your shoulder it really gets old. I was there for 4 years and these FFCLS not even 6 months, we were hitting rate and they were trying to change rate that wasnt relevant, went to RED numbers and they complain more. FIGURE IT OUT. Let the employees do it how they do it!!
Pros
Music
Cons
Short breaks.
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General Assembler (Former Employee) –  Fishers, INJuly 24, 2019
Acuity was an overall great place to work . Continous growth throughout the company . Rules where simple the most you could do there is Point out . They have a high turn over due to that .Management was always willing to help you succeed as a team .
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Very old building with many needs for upgrades, but the benefits were worth it
Senior Analyst, Business Intelligence (Former Employee) –  Conyers, GAJuly 23, 2019
The management and departments are far too dispersed and need to start working together more efficiently, there is far too much double work being done
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what a nightmare
Buyer/Planner (Former Employee) –  Irving, TXJuly 15, 2019
The child-director of the Dallas location would yell, throw fits and embarrass employees in front of everyone if he thought they were doing something wrong. I really hope for the sake of him and the people working for him that he was able to learn some management technique and reign in the tantrums. What a horrible environment he facilitated. Leaving was like waking from a nightmare.

Working on Saturdays was expected as well as late hours during the week. While I was there they had no real system for inventory, customer sales, forecast, etc. It was pick and choose where to pull information and it was usually wrong. This was the first time I really missed working with SAP.......

The benefit package was basically a health savings account. I don't recall a 401K plan though that doesn't mean they didn't have one. If they did there was absolutely no match from the company.
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pretty decent for awhile
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Bloomingdale, ILJuly 12, 2019
Pretty enjoyable with coworkers but very competitive even though its mostly in the assembly line side. Competition is good but not at that level where they get jealous because 1st shift or 2nd shift got the "easier" assembly job. If you work here and are young use it as a stepping stone to advance your career and try to be like a sponge an absorb as much knowledge as you can around the workplace because even if you work there for 2+ yrs you will be getting the same pay as everyone else. Even as the newest employee who got hired.
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