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Achievers Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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4.1 76 reviews

81% Approve of the CEO

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Patrick D. Quirk

(31 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great People - I'm very impressed that as a start-up everyone has a role and does their job amazingly(in 11 reviews)

  • I truly enjoy coming to work everyday(in 6 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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    2 people found this helpful  

    Achievers - CULTure of L.O.V.E

    MD EMEA (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsAchievers 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

    ConsNone 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing internship experience!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

    ProsI truly enjoy coming to work everyday! Achievers has a positive, upbeat and super friendly environment that made me feel at home almost immediately. As an intern, I feel like I hit the jackpot. I am learning extremely useful skills and building my resume daily. (No coffee runs for this internship!) I have been challenged with projects, and even get to interact with higher level management (VP level). On Friday afternoons there is social drinking in the office which has allowed me to get to know co-workers from different departments. As if that wasn't enough- you also get free lunch everyday, which was a huge bonus in my book. I am gaining amazing experience at a growing company. Can't stop bragging about how great my internship is!

    ConsIf you don't like being social or meeting new people you would probably not do well in this environment. Also, things are always changing so adaptability is a must!

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I love this company

    Account Executive (Current Employee)

    Proscoming from larger corporations, it's awesome to work for a company that is small enough to evolve quickly but large enough to offer you internal support (~250 ee's). Also, people really do "get it" here. Everyone understands that if our clients don't succeed, then we don't succeed. And everyone has a vested interest in our success...so you see people go the extra mile all the time.

    Consif you are looking for the same thing every day....probably not the place for you.

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep your foot on the gas

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Start Up Culture with New Exec Team

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFast paced workplace, that is leading the space for employee engagement. Achievers is full of smart people who are willing to do what needs to be done to make an impact.

    ConsNew executive team seems disconnected to the vision of the company. A lot time is spent talking in circles instead of using existing employees as a knowledge center.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't loose touch with where the company was going before you got here, empower us don't micro manage us.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Achievers Employee Success Representative responded to this review

    Jun 10, 2014

    Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us.

    You’re right! As a high growth software company, things move quickly around here and we need awesome employees like you to
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    Great product, company culture and opportunity

    Account Executive (Current Employee)

    ProsThere is a great team culture at Achievers, which starts with every employee having an understanding of what each department is responsible for. It is also fostered by senior leadership being very transparent about the company's goals and our progress towards achieving them.

    ConsAs with any growing company, the only constant is change. So be prepared to roll with the changes - good or bad.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep communicating with everyone and asking for feedback. It will be important to try to keep the same team culture as the company grows.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pure hypocrisy

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prossalary is paid on time

    Constheir culture is pure hypocrisy. They make you work 10+ hours a day without overtime pay, and they give you recognition of what, $5 worth? and they kept saying how amazing their recognition program is.
    Yes they have celebration events but they are cheap and rarely happen.
    my manager, however, come at 9, leave at 5, sometimes 3 pm. and would chat with us from instant messengers just to see if you are still in the office working overtime. the leaders all seem to care about you, but they only want to make sure you are working like a slave.
    no promotion whatsoever after years of my extremely hard work. no appreciation of talents. They honestly think they are the best and you owe them a lot.
    If you ever leave the company, they will feel you abandoned them and will not like you anymore. They will ignore how hard you have been working for them and will even make up stories to insult you. I heard enough of them trash talking those who left. Now since I'm gone, I heard from my co-workers that my manager still often said awful things about me and said to give bad reference if I applied for any future jobs.
    If you complain, they will tag you as "not a good cultural fit" and they will let you go. The leaders hold 1-on-1 meetings with employees regularly for you to give suggestions with an open heart but it's all fake, in fact if you complain anything, they will remember you by heart and will almost guarantee your miserable future.
    oh there is one VP who loves stalking on people's facebook and constantly make fun of everyone, telling awkward jokes and we have to laugh and pretend to be happy. I feel sorry for him being so unprofessional without knowing his team actually hates him.
    almost all of my previous teammates have left, and the rest are thinking about leaving soon. They are smart and I'm sure they will have a better life than those who stay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people the way you want to be treated.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    very limited growth opportunities

    (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of vacation days
    Free breakfast and lunch in office
    Good place for a junior level employee

    Cons-Very low pay and nobody cares to discuss it as the managers will just tell you how great their benefits are (the benefits are just average in fact)
    -Nepotism: tends to hire Board of Directors' relatives
    -Boring work and very limited growth opportunities, doing the same repetitive things for 2+ years even if they kept telling me how much they encourage employee growth
    -Lots of long and meaningless meetings which nobody seems to care
    -Recognition is mostly on peer basis and it is rarely given to those who don't work very interactively with others
    -Very long hours and no overtime pay
    -Celebration events are boring and are mostly shows for clients
    -Corporate culture feels more like a cult. They force people to engage in things they are not interested in
    -Also, they very intentionally encourage their employees to write positive reviews here

    Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate your employee's talents or they will just leave. It is just a moderate company and nobody has to stay here.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Achievers Employee Success Representative responded to this review

    Jun 04, 2014

    Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We’re happy to hear your thoughts on vacation and our breakfast and lunch perks. It’s important that we help provide the fuel for our employees to ... More
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    You are actually valued.

    Member Experience Coordinator (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsThe staff is amazing, the work is challenging and the culture is to die for. The work is constant and the time goes by extremely fast.

    ConsIt's easy to fall behind quick if you get nailed with a few hard cases in a day, bringing your overall score for the quarter down drastically, just because of bad luck, not bad performance. Also work-life balance is tough because hours range differently every day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey pay for a part of your cell phone bill, offer a decent benefits plan, buy you a new phone every two years, pay for a portion of your gym membership, discounted metro-passes, you can dress professionally or casual, free breakfast everyday, free lunch 3 days a week, free dinner 1 day a week. Many retreats and work parties, great place to make friends, their recruiting staff is amazing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsIncredibly friendly team
    Every work day is different
    Huge emphasis on results
    Constantly changing and growing company

    ConsInter-department communication sometimes suffers due to speed of work
    Work loads can grow extremely quickly
    Interview process can drag at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work. There seems to be a push in recent months to increase transparency and top-down communication - this is a good thing, and should continue to grow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pretty exciting place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA (US)

    ProsGreat people. Super helpful environment. The product and senior leadership are both solid.

    ConsNo set career path, or it is always in flux. They are a growing company and a startup, so things will continue to be rapidly changing. The pay is near the top of the range for my position, but it isn't the very best.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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