Achievers Employee Reviews about "great people"

Updated Dec 9, 2020

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  • "the people i worked with are all great people, friendly(in 22 reviews)

  • "Such a great culture and vision(in 20 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. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company, great work environment

      Dec 9, 2020 - Senior Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      - excellent culture, we even had a jam room to jam and perform live music - the people i worked with are all great people, friendly - lots of events - good work culture

      Cons

      - Salary could be better - full autonomy might have been compromised after its acquisition

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Fun environment but the pay is not great

      Aug 2, 2020 - Bilingual Member Experience Coordinator in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Great culture, great people, close to transit

      Cons

      Salary is not competitive with similar positions in the city

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Be hired at the right time, otherwise it is impossible to be promoted

      Nov 2, 2019 - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
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      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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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      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.

      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.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Achievers is still a great place to work

      Jun 30, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - great people - fun work space - cool office with a rooftop patio, snacks, drinks, casual dress - fun, positive and interesting product - most interesting thing in HR Tech - signing and launching big customers (banks, grocery chains, insurance companies) - good financial outlook - good benefits (full benefits, stock plan, retirement plan etc...)

      Cons

      - since the Blackhawk acquisition some things haven't been the same - since the Blackhawk acquisition the consolidated services are not as good (e.g., contacting a mailbox for questions about benefits instead of talking to a person you know) - a lot of great people have moved on in the last year

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      A lot to learn from a lot of skilled people

      Apr 30, 2015 - Software Test Engineer in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      I find everyone very friendly and helpful here. Everyone has their own expertise and more than happy to share their experience and educate others. There are a lot of opportunities for career growth internally and you can also learn how other departments work and interact with your department. Team work is a lot more fun with team of great people here.

      Cons

      Not at walking distance to a subway station.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      A-Players come here to thrive

      Apr 28, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      Challenging work Perks like free lunch, flexible work hours, smartphone allowance Self-directed career growth Great people and strong culture Opportunity to work on what you are passionate about and contribute to success of a revolutionary product Team atmosphere

      Cons

      Communication between departments could be better at times, but this is understandable given the pace at which we operate and is no different from any other company.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Pros

      Great environment, great people, amazing product!

      Cons

      The culture is something we take very seriously and some people are not able to fit in with our culture.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      One of the healthiest work environments I've witnessed, or been a part of.

      Nov 11, 2013 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      A company with great people and positive attitudes. It's easy to work in a place where everyone believes in the company's purpose. They work hard to really ensure they know how employees are feeling.

      Cons

      I worry about the scalability of the company culture as the company is growign so quickly.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Fantastic Place to Work

      Oct 18, 2011 - Inside-Sales Representative in Toronto, ON
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      Pros

      - Amazing Culture - Work with great people who are engaged and intelligent - Inspiring Leaders - Great perks - Huge growth opportunity for both myself and the company - Fantastic product offering

      Cons

      - A lot of change, you must be flexible and agile - Fast growth (if you aren't into that it could be a con)

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