Compare Achievers vs Coconut Software BETA

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Achievers

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Coconut Software

Employee Ratings

  • Coconut Software scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.4
(based on 293 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.8
(based on 26 reviews)
Coconut Software employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than Achievers employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.2
Career Opportunities
4.6
Coconut Software employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Achievers employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
4.6
Coconut Software employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than Achievers employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.2
Work-life balance
4.8
Coconut Software employees rated their Work-life balance 0.6 higher than Achievers employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.3
Senior Management
4.8
Coconut Software employees rated their Senior Management 0.5 higher than Achievers employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.7
Culture & Values
4.8
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Achievers Ceo Jeff Cates
95%
95%Jeff Cates
CEO Approval
Coconut Software Ceo Katherine Regnier
100%
100%Katherine Regnier
Coconut Software employees rated their CEO Approval 5% higher than Achievers employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
92%
% Recommend to a friend
93%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
89%
Positive Business Outlook
92%
Coconut Software employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 3% higher than Achievers employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Achievers has 200 more total submitted salaries than Coconut Software.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Software Engineer17 Salaries
CA$80,392/yr
Member Experience Coordinator17 Salaries
CA$40,750/yr
Account Executive4 Salaries
CA$73,899/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Junior Developer3 Salaries
CA$55,350/yr
Customer Success Specialist1 Salaries
CA$65,441/yr
Strategic Account Executive1 Salaries
CA$115,000/yr

What Employees Say

  • "Great people" was the most mentioned Pro at Achievers.
  • "Parent company" was the most mentioned Con at Achievers.
Pros
Pros
"Great people"(in 22 reviews)
"Great culture"(in 20 reviews)
There aren't enough reviews matching this company to generate pros and cons.
Cons
Cons
"Parent company"(in 8 reviews)
"Growing company"(in 7 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great culture"Aug 10, 2021

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

The leadership is among the best I have ever seen. Senior leadership walks the talk. Employees are supportive and ideas are not shut down.

Cons

I can't think of any as this truly has been a positive experience. Some people may not happy about returning to work so an announcement about a hybrid workforce situation may be welcome.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you're doing.

Former Employee - Senior Developer

I worked at Coconut Software full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Pros - Truly People-First Culture - Inspirational Founders - Focussed on Real Problems Coconut collaborates closely with local businesses to solve problems real humans have. The credit union I... personally use is a customer of Coconut, and it always brings me immense joy to use the software I helped write in order to easily book an appointment with my advisor, rather than relying on the arduous process of telephone/email tag you have to go through with other businesses. Regarding company culture, it's one thing to talk the talk and say you're 'People-First' and another to walk the walk, especially as a company scales beyond a small startup. That being said, I am continually amazed at how Coconut commits itself to improving the lives of its employees. Coconut takes direct steps towards tackling complex matters such as: mental health, diversity, equality and maintaining a healthy work/life balance (especially throughout COVID). I imagine this is largely due to Coconut's inspiring CEO Katherine and the core values she has instilled throughout the company. Katherine is just as (probably more) ambitious and driven to succeed than her male CEO counterparts I've worked for, while also caring deeply about how that success comes to be. There is no 'winning at all costs' mentality that I've seen a lot of other companies fall into, and I just generally feel like a better person having worked here for the past couple years.

Cons

Cons - Some Anti-Agile Customers - Complex Competitive Market - ??? I'm genuinely struggling to think of cons or negative experiences I had at Coconut, so I'll nit pick a few things. In short,... some of Coconut's customers are slow moving dinosaurs (from a technology perspective). That isn't meant to be a criticism necessarily, I understand financial institutions operate in an extremely risk-averse business domain, leading them to be more cautious around new technologies in general. But it can be frustrating to require a 3rd technical onboarding call with the same customer because some 'Associate Vice President of Cybersecurity' wasn't on the previous calls and has a question about Kubernetes that could've easily been an email. These large enterprises also typically use older or custom technologies which comes with its own integration challenges (some good, like containerizing your applications to run in someone else's cluster securely, some bad, like integrating with their own in-house legacy email client). The business domain Coconut operates in is growing increasingly more competitive (FinTech), resulting in rapidly changing product strategies. This can lead to a feeling of disconnect between the engineering work being done and any metrics or results the company cares about. Neither of these are really criticisms of Coconut, more so of the businesses they've chosen to work with, but I honestly can't think of anything else to complain about. The only reason I left Coconut was to pursue a startup opportunity, and if it fails Coconut will be the first place I apply to.

Advice to Management

Over the past couple years Coconut has almost tripled in headcount, but hasn't tweaked the cadence the leadership team shares their vision for where the company is going. I feel like more frequent... all hands style communication or CEO update emails on the strategic vision would help drive alignment within the organization, empower teams to work more autonomously and reduce overall notification fatigue felt by some.

Job Postings

Achievers has 33 more recently posted open jobs than Coconut Software.