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Achievers Reviews

Updated Dec 5, 2019

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3.9
77%
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Achievers CEO Jeff Cates
Jeff Cates
6 Ratings
Pros
  • "Team work is a lot more fun with team of great people here(in 20 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Some have moved on to more prestigious roles within our parent company(in 8 reviews)

  • "As with any growing company, the only constant is change(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "A great place that does its best to integrate you into its family"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - culture is very solid, reinforced by its own recognition product - they really give you the tools to succeed - despite being in one of the most challenging roles, they want you to be the best you can be and frequently provide 1-on-1 support - Great physical office with up-to-date tech for you to use - Daily company-wide meetings in communal space - After-hours social events

    Cons

    - frequent amount of organizational change

    Achievers2019-12-05
  2. "Be hired at the right time, otherwise it is impossible to be promoted"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, superb culture. A lot of opportunities to learn and fun events.

    Cons

    The biggest problem with Achievers is compensation. First of all, the payment rate is less than the average of the market. A lot of already left people hired with much higher salaries (a friend of mine who was a senior engineer and was receiving 85K at Achievers, hired with another company and now he is receiving 120K, and this is not the only case - I heard here and there similar stories). So I cannot... understand what is wrong with matching payment with the market. Looks like they consider the lowest level of market standards, rather than average or highest. The second problem is, you should be hired at the right time, otherwise, it is next to impossible to receive a promotion. A co-worker told me he was rejected with the position of SW engineer (with less salary), and the same person 6 months later being hired as a senior SW engineer (with a higher salary)! There are a lot of engineers and senior engineers who are more deserved to be at a higher position, compared with some staff engineers hired recently. Looks like the management is more interested in new hires, rather than old employees who played a significant role in making Achievers a leader in the market. Promotions postpone again and again, and you should kill yourself to prove you deserve it, and yet there are people who are not as good as you, but they have higher positions and therefore receive a much higher salary.

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    Advice to Management

    Investigate the market salary range, and match it with our plans. You are in the business of people and HR, so you should be more respectful of your people. Consider all efforts of the current employees, too, at least be respectful as much as you do with the new hires.

    Achievers2019-11-02
  3. "Amazing transparent culture, expanding globally, and inspiring mission."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the mission, focus on culture, and delivering for customers. Great leadership. The new CEO has been bringing in top talent leaders. Very clear growth plan. Interesting work as we look to expand into new markets and go beyond recognition to solve other problems. Good work life balance and internal mobility. Customers really love us which is very motivating. Shareholders supportive of investing aggressively... to drive growth.

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    Cons

    Fast paced with big goals so need to be OK with change. Some of the teams are spread out requiring work from home. Toronto location getting tight for space.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Keep the bar high on talent.

    Achievers2019-10-05
  4. "Unbeatable Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SDR in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Achievers is unlike any other company. Not only did working here help me evolve as a professional, but it enabled me to grow as a person. Achievers truly takes into account that you spend +40hrs a week within the workplace AND you should LOVE where you work and who you work with; the workplace culture certainly reflects that. If you're going above & beyond, you'll be recognized and rewarded so your impact on... the organization will not go unnoticed. If you're not happy with the way things are going, you're able to provide feedback on how your leader can improve. If you're active and/or want to be more active, Achievers offers the opportunity to workout as a group through initiatives like free & discounted Crossfit classes, soccer, and volleyball. Something missing? Rally a new team together. If you've always wanted to be more active in the community and/or want to expand skills outside of your role, get involved with Achievers CARES, where you can help organize and source volunteer opportunities, fundraisers, etc. Overall, Achievers is a great place to work, prioritizes work/life balance, and is full of extremely passionate and intelligent people.

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    Cons

    There was some turmoil within the organization in early 2018, but with recent changes, Achievers seems to be heading in a clear and positive direction. Pay doesn't seem to be keeping up with the new average. Noisy Office/Lack of meeting rooms.

    Achievers2019-10-01
  5. "So much fun!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing coworker and exciting growth opportunities

    Cons

    Noisy work environment. Office is getting dated.

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting our amazing culture!

    Achievers2019-09-18
  6. "This place is more than you can imagine- Totally Recommend!"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New leadership but totally showing their commitment to moving achievers to the next level, The culture here is amazing- the people are fantastic

    Cons

    we don't advertise why this is a great place to work

    Advice to Management

    invest in your branding....people need to see this

    Achievers2019-09-02
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to gain some experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Amateur organization weak leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    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
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Nasty"

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    • Senior Management
    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
  10. Helpful (1)

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 if you're not generally drawn towards very technical and obscure software. -In general teams are usually open to allowing you to learn and take on side projects for your development.

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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
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