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Accion Reviews

Updated May 29, 2019

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Accion CEO Michael Schlein
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Loan Consultant in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Accion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company with a good mission. Lots of opportunity for movement and growth within the organization. Highly organized systems, great passionate people within the organization

    Cons

    The work is difficult and it can be very hard to meet the goals. Some travel and must be ok with public speaking.

    Accion2019-05-29
  2. "Great company with a few bad apples"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Accion full-time

    Pros

    Overall Accion is a really good place to work with competitive salaries for the non-profit industry. The culture is great, and they have amazing opportunities for career development.

    Cons

    There’s a few managers in the Latin America team that are we’ll known for being terrible at people management. They have even referred to their subordinates as “slaves”. Several people have quit their job because of the harassment from these managers, and despite expressing this on their exit interview, nothing has been done to change the management team.

    Accion2019-04-20
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Loan Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Loan Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Accion full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Staff is very diverse and small The work itself is not that difficult Get to meet and help so many different small businesses

    Cons

    Huge pressure placed on meeting monthly goals

    Advice to Management

    Try to understand the challenges that Loan Consultants face while trying to meet goals

    Accion2018-09-16

    Accion Response

    January 31, 2019SVP, HR

    Please note, this refers to Accion East (https://us.accion.org/).

  4. "This is a great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accion full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Support from top down! The Accion East NY CEO is a true gentleman and a great example for the company. Great environment and culture. Everyone is committed to the mission - regardless of level. Lots of transparency, updates on work and future plans. I feel very much an important part of the team. Great flexibility. "Accionistas" (what employees are called) are treated very well. Snacks, coffee, tea is... ordered frequently. Accomplishments are celebrated along with birthdays, holidays and special events. Lots of work life/home life balance. Fully covered benefits plans.

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    Cons

    Non profit so watching the dollar is important. Downtown location is not the nicest area. Office is somewhat cramped in work spaces. Some employees take advantage of flexibility and create additional stress for others in balancing work. Since the company is so small, no real opportunities for advancing in your area - you'd have to move to another department, but since people don't really leave too often, the... moves are not so easy to wait for.

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    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Keep the lines of communication open. This is a great place to work!

    Accion2018-09-12

    Accion Response

    January 31, 2019SVP, HR

    Please note, this refers to Accion East (https://us.accion.org/) - and thank you!

  5. "Great teams"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Accion full-time

    Pros

    Great people who are passionate about their work

    Cons

    As it is a non profit, funding/lack of resources is sometimes an issue

    Accion2018-08-17
  6. "Work at Accion"

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    I worked at Accion

    Pros

    Amazing work culture, supportive environment

    Cons

    Nothing much really enjoyed my time

    Advice to Management

    Great management, very supportive and encouraging

    Accion2018-05-08
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Just okay"

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    I have been working at Accion

    Pros

    Learning environment, capable employees, broad scope of work

    Cons

    Unfair pay/ compensation for long hours

    Accion2018-03-27
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Great Mission, Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Development Associate in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at Accion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Generally friendly staff Generous with some benefits Diversity of work tasks

    Cons

    Extremely poor communication from upper management Unrealistic expectations from CEO, who expects staff to drop everything for last-minute requests Employees are not all treated equally

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff as you would like to be treated. Yelling at staff, blaming them for your mistakes (particularly failing to plan ahead for big events), and expecting people to go above and beyond with such stark pay disparity within the organization creates a culture of resentment and distrust.

    Accion2018-02-24
  9. "Mostly good times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accion full-time

    Pros

    The team at Accion is relatively small but very motivated, passionate, brilliant, and has a truly global footprint.

    Cons

    Ambitious goals and activities with such a small team..motivating, but stretches people very thin.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your eye on the prize.

    Accion2017-08-25
  10. Helpful (1)

    "not good"

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    I have been working at Accion

    Pros

    no such i found with this company

    Cons

    lack of mgmt, worst practices, no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    improve process

    Accion2017-07-26
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