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Achievers Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2019

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Pros
  • "Team work is a lot more fun with team of great people here(in 19 reviews)

  • "Great culture with lots of social activities, clubs and free food(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Limited career growth opportunities if not in HQ (Toronto)(in 10 reviews)

  • "Some have moved on to more prestigious roles within our parent company(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great company and culture!"

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    Former Employee - Customer Success Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and awesome management. Lots of opportunity to advance within the company. They are always looking to help with personal development.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of!

    Achievers2019-04-02
  2. "Great place to gain some experience"

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    Former Employee - Member Experience Coordinator 

    I worked at Achievers full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture, good people

    Cons

    Little promotion opportunities and competitive business

    Achievers2019-06-14
  3. "Amateur organization weak leadership"

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    Current Employee - Toronto Location in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Physical space, teams, nice people overall

    Cons

    Toronto based New President no leadership, lack of vision and ability to build cohesive team; creates instability; clear with where to go, not able to make it happen. Dysfunctional leadership, no guidance, unrealistic assessment of needs and people to do it.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be realistic and look closely at what you are creating. You are focused on expansion yet won’t have a team left to build it. Many are looking to get out. US - keep a close eye as it is not what it appears.

    Achievers2019-07-01
  4. "Nasty"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young people, interesting activities, fast paced

    Cons

    Too political for a company of that size

    Achievers2019-06-19
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good culture, positive people and lots of opportunity for learning. Some significant issues in other areas however"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Achievers full-time

    Pros

    -Really great people. Friendly, easy to get along with and always looking to help. This has been largely a constant in my time here. -The product and company have a very social and positive mission. This isn't just a product by corporations for corporations. The impact on the everyday user and their engagement is a genuine concern for those in product/client facing teams. This could be attractive for some especially...

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    Cons

    -Needs more competitive compensation. -Behind the positive outlook there is some undeniable tension between client facing and engineering sides of the company. Some favoritism. -The product needs some updating to current standards. New features are great but when the older ones are still not the most user friendly or look aesthetically outdated it's not a good look.

    Achievers2019-05-04
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Please consider the high margin of tech companies while thinking about compensation"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Achievers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing co-workers, awesome culture. If you are looking for boosting your experience in any direction, there is no limit: you will have full support from your manager.

    Cons

    The compensation is always a controversial aspect in Achievers. It can be way better than current situation, there are lots of places ready to pay more (I myself received two 30% higher offers from recruiters in the past 6 months, even though I was not looking for a job). Free drinks and bagel in the morning is some thing nowadays every mid-level tech company offers to it’s employees. By time goes, we only see the benefits...

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    Advice to Management

    It’s not fair to look at “average market salary”. While you expect the best outcome (and we deliver this expectation even higher), you need to consider higher margin of market. It does not create a promising picture when you remove a benefit, and after a while return part of it and show off about it. Expanding team is great (probably more for the company owners, to grow their investment), but current people should feel...

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    Achievers2019-03-23
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing People / Culture, Leadship Questionable"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Achievers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Extremely bright and talented people working at achievers. The product is very interesting and the culture is great. The best work life balance you can find in a tech company!

    Cons

    Uncertainty with leadership and management decisions. Frequent change in leadership, problems employee retention and hiring. Compensation needs work considering the market.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on keeping talent from leaving the company, and attracting new talent to the company. People won't stay because you give them bad swag and free drinks once a week. Pay people a competitive wage, and fix your management strategies and information dissemination from leadership to employee.

    Achievers2019-03-22
  8. "Wonderful Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture. Great employee engagement, recognition and support. Company is growing really quickly, so it's an exciting place to work Employees are very smart

    Cons

    Some processes need upgrading, but the company is aware of this and changes are in the pipeline. Dealing with the parent company can be cumbersome

    Advice to Management

    Keep it fun and positive!!

    Achievers2019-03-07
  9. "Staff Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Achievers full-time

    Pros

    Lots of cultural events. Market leading solution in their space. Backing of larger parent company.

    Cons

    Legacy technologies used to build solution

    Advice to Management

    Nothing much, keep on path and stay the course.

    Achievers2019-03-05
  10. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Achievers full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Environment making the work easy

    Cons

    Always changing management makes plan execution difficult

    Achievers2019-01-29
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