Achievers

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Achievers Reviews

Updated 3 March 2015
Updated 3 March 2015
90 Reviews
4.2
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Amazing culture, great workplace environment and great people (in 12 reviews)

  • I truly enjoy coming to work everyday (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • As with any growing company, the only constant is change (in 6 reviews)

  • Extremely high expectations from senior management without any form of reciprocity (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Achievers - CULTure of L.O.V.E

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MD EMEA in London, England
    Current Employee - MD EMEA in London, England

    I have been working at Achievers full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Achievers is about Employees and they live there values in every way. Providing Employee Success Platforms to help ompanies create a culture of Engagment and Aligning Employees with the company values using Social and recognition to drive that alignment. I have never experienced a company with such a strong culture and a buzz that many others can only crave

    Cons

    None to my mind, it's a small and rapidly growing company and with that remaining agile is one of its key differentiators in the market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Achievers is a great company to grow in your career at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Achievers

    Pros

    Brilliant driver people and a great sense of fun

    Cons

    Quite a bit of change at the leadership level. Will be interesting to see the direction of the company this coming year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more proactive with investment in your people. Don't wait till frustration to promote.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good culture with transparency

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Achievers

    Pros

    People are nice. The culture is great although it might turn some people off. There seems to be a lot of transparency.

    Cons

    The company is at the phase where it is growing and thus is having trouble holding onto its start-up culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great concept and awesome team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Collaboration and employee success are at the heart of the company and high on management's priority. Employee and customer happiness is very important to Achievers

    Cons

    High management turnover is causing uncertainty and loss of valuable team members. This brings anxiety but also opportunity to the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stability and focus are necessary to bring the MOJO back to the team!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great on the Outside.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Achievers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you're junior, you can have a chance to get entry-level experience, which is great to build on. Sometimes it's hard to get that chance.

    If you're in software development, this is a really good place for you. The software team is protected from the things that happen at Achievers, they're a happy bunch and so they should be! :)

    Company markets itself very well

    Employees can use the product, which is a nice everyday bonus with points

    Cons

    Disclaimer: the positive reviews you see in Achiever's profile are company-mandated. Employees get cash-equivalent rewards for writing their review when they begin at the company. The company will probably comment on this to defend themselves, but that is the bare-bone truth.

    Unfortunately the company is experiencing a down-turn. Business has fallen, employees are unhappy and leaving in large numbers, there are many more competitors offering similar products.

    Job security risk is a common theme amongst all teams except for software. Job risk flare-ups happen once every 7/8 months consistently.

    Unstable company structure that falls apart every 6 months. Major executives get hired and fired regularly (the CEO most recently), valuable VPs leave regularly (leaving teams without direction for months on end), board members cancel/change things promised to employees without warning or explanation.

    Company politics run rampant. I'm sure if you scroll past the company-mandated positive reviews, you'll find true reviews that compare Achievers to a high school. This applies even more to senior members of the company, which is scary.

    Not ethical. There are long-tenured and even new managers that work on white lies and rumours. HR is not an exception unfortunately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to simplify your efforts, get back to your values and code of ethics. Treat people with respect and follow-through on your goals. Everyone is running in circles, afraid other groups are doing something behind their backs. It's unprofessional and, as is very evident right now, bad for business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Leaders care for your personal growth
    Flexibility in work hours
    Supportive team
    Transparency of actions and decisions by management
    Empowered work place
    The list goes on.

    Cons

    compensation
    long hours be prepared, but you get what you put in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Achievers is really laid back and has an extremely positive environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Achievers full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Management is amazing–they really work hard to keep employees happy. Training includes two full days of lectures alongside job shadowing, which can get quite boring since content is repeated. Nonetheless, you'll know the company inside out afterwards.

    Cons

    The company is great in terms of benefits. You're given four vacation weeks, but one of those weeks consists of mandatory half days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, Achievers is a great company. They really work hard to hire people that fit the culture. Also, the company is so large at this point, in terms of developers, that I feel like there isn't much room for personal growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding Experience as a Software Developer Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Intern - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Achievers as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    My term at achievers was nothing but amazing. Achievers has a knowledgeable development team which is supportive of all of its interns. As an intern for the second half of my term I was given the opportunity to work on a feature team, and was treated as an equal by my peers. The development team has an inclusive and friendly working environment that lightens that fear associated with being an intern at a company. However, besides the experience I gained and my growth, what really made my term stand out was Achievers Culture. Achievers has a great open-concept office that makes working day to day a lot better. The company is built on the concept of Employee Recognition, and they practice what they preach. Achievers encourages the continuous efforts of the employees and fosters an environment of encouraging and friends peers. The company has various social event s and experiences that strengthen the employees individuality and autonomy. If you were to ask any employee at Achievers what they love about their job, they would all reply with the same answer: "Culture".

    Cons

    Even though during the second half of my term I was able to learn and grow on a feature team, the first half of the term was the exact opposite. The first half of the term was focused around working support and fixing bugs on the platform. This team was just as friendly, if not more, however the work was focused more around learning how the platform worked rather then gaining general programming experience. It was important as interns for us to first learn the platform and how it is structured, I feel our time here was a little over extended and limited our experience with the feature teams.
    The cons at a higher level for the company reside mainly at the executive level. Achievers has a strong team of experience executives, however there is a lack of consistency with communication at the executive level. With any growing company there are changes in culture and goals, and in this time period have clear communication is key. In many cases it felt as if the goals and plans were not communicated clearer by all departments. Achievers has potential to be a huge company, if it is able to hold the support of its employees and maintain a clear line of communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As an intern I don't have the experience or knowledge to advise how to lead a company, but from the cons I have witnessed the suggestions I can make are to focus on alignment across the whole company. Within the departments there is alignment on what the company's plans and goals but there seems to be an inconsistency across the departments. An effort needs to be made to ensure the same information is relayed to all departments to avoid confusion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A company you want to be a part of

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Achievers full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture.
    Fantastic, smart people.
    Growing company and exciting growth in industry.
    Very generous benefits. Amazing start at 4 week vacation.
    Promotes from within and focused on company values.
    A serious contender and leader in the recognition technology space.

    Cons

    Moves fast - not for everyone.
    A lot of change (if you consider it a con).
    Leadership has changed a few times recently - but decisions made to move things forward positively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scale culture because of rapid growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great culture, fast paced environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Achievers full-time

    Pros

    Culture
    Work life balance
    People
    Office space
    Tons of autonomy

    Cons

    Compensation
    Feedback
    Defined career growth/path
    Lack of cohesion at exec level
    Benefits do not seem to adapt to changing workforce

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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