Mission and Vision
Achievers’ mission is to Change the Way the World Works. Your employees are your company’s greatest asset; when you empower them to succeed, your business reaps the benefits. Achievers Software and Services™ help you create a culture of Employee Success™ where performance, not presence, is recognized. Inspiring your employees with recognition not only motivates them to achieve and grow, it drives results for your organization, ultimately creating business success.
Achievers' vision is to recruit, retain and inspire great people. We believe in a recruitment process that is fair but rigorous; detailed but efficient. We appeal to the top talent in North America by offering a corporate culture like none other. Once new employees are hired, we empower them to be successful and clearly communicate opportunities for long-term career development. Our culture of Employee Success™ makes the workplace a positive environment, where driving results is recognized. Through transparency and a metrics-driven environment, each employee can measure success – and is inspired to achieve business success.
At Achievers, company values are clearly communicated to the entire organization, and employees are recognized and rewarded for living those values that in turn, will drive our Employee Success™.
Meet our Departments
Account Executives (Sales)
The Achievers Sales team inspires future customers to set the strategy for how Employee Success positively impacts business success. Team members leverage their entrepreneurial drive to target, educate, and persuade potential customers to embrace the Achievers Employee Success Platform™.
Brand & Demand (Marketing)
Brand & Demand is marketing-led and sales-driven, which means we put our brand first in everything we do, and focus on generating the demand required to fuel the Achievers sales engine. Each team member is a Chief Brand & Demand Officer and strives to be themselves, stand out, and be Achievers every day.
Employee Success™ (Human Resources)
At Achievers, Employee Success™ is our business. Our number one priority is to acquire, retain, and develop our amazing talent, and optimize internal programs and systems to empower every employee to drive their own success. Employee Success is the ambassador to ensure we Live our Values Everyday (L.O.V.E.).
Client Success (Account Management)
The Client Success team supports the client’s adoption and continued success with the Achievers Employee Success™ platform. This team partners with clients to develop long-term relationships, providing service support to ensure the success of their Employee Success programs.
Member Experience (Customer Service)
The Member Experience team delivers an unforgettable customer experience. This team guarantees the highest level of excellence to ensure that members rave about our service. Member Experience is more than your everyday customer service team—it’s a resolution-focused team that rallies towards delighting our customers.
The Finance team’s responsibilities range from transactional recordkeeping to providing information used in making strategic decisions. This team also focuses on individual career development, with team members supporting each other through the attainment of various accounting designations, including CGA, CMA, CPA, and CA.
Binary Experience (Software Engineering, IT, QA)
The Binary Experience team builds world-class software that scales. This team codes the intellectual fuel that propels Achievers to disrupt the HR technology space. Only smart, positive, driven people exist within this team and all ultimately care about each other’s successes and learning as one unit.
The Professional Services team designs, builds, and launches Employee Success™ programs that impact business success. We partner with our clients to develop and implement their programs to meet their organizational objectives. We depend on our strong project management, consulting, and technical skills to drive our success.
The Product team designs software that employees love to use, and tools that managers, HR, and executives require to drive business success. Our department includes product managers, product marketing, and UI/UX designers that are obsessed with creating a product that delights our customers and drives Employee Success™.
The Operations team is responsible for the eCommerce/reward component of Achievers. This involves vendor management, reward fulfillment, and catalog merchandising. Their goal is to ensure we have the industry's leading rewards selection globally, guaranteeing meaningful and relevant rewards for all our customers' employees.
Learn about our Executive Officers, Leadership Team, and Board of Directors here.
Employee Success™ is our business at Achievers. That’s why we hire passionate people who believe in creating engaged, productive workplaces—starting with their own. Achievers employees love coming to work every day because of our inimitable culture. It’s our secret sauce that no other company can replicate, and we think that’s pretty cool. Our thriving culture is the heartbeat of the organization.
We eat, breathe, and sleep our values at Achievers and pride ourselves on living our values every day (L.O.V.E.)! If you visit our offices, you will see us displaying the following core values on a daily basis:
Build A Positive Team Spirit
Winning in business is a team sport. Your positive attitude will help overcome the challenges of building a great company.
Focus on Customer Happiness
We all have a “Customer”, whether internal or external. We’ll stop at nothing to do what it takes to make them happy and successful.
Embrace Real-Time Communication
Have open, honest and timely conversations. Solicit feedback; it will only make you better.
Care, Share & Be Fair
Be thoughtful and helpful to those around you. Be generous with your knowledge and time. Treat others with respect and when in doubt, always take the high road.
Act with a Sense of Ownership
We're all owners of Achievers and are accountable for doing what we commit to. We’ll do whatever it takes to succeed.
Enthusiasm is contagious. Spread your excitement to those around you.
Build a Positive Team Spirit
Business is a team sport. Your positive attitude will help overcome the challenges of building a great company.
Embrace R&D & Innovation
Stand on the shoulders of giants and then take it to the next level. Don’t reinvent the wheel.
Learn from Failure & Celebrate Success
Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn. Failure is not the opposite of success; it is on the road to it. Fail fast, improve and you ultimately persevere.
But that’s not all - another crucial piece of our culture puzzle is our employees’ passion for social responsibility. Check out ways Achievers employees give back to the community.
From raising three rounds of financing, to building a cutting-edge technology platform, we've learned a lot about growing a company and the infrastructure needed to support it. Now it's our turn to give back. Achievers hosts monthly tech talks to help share the things we've learned! Get a sneak peek below:
Join us for the next Achievers Tech talk on MeetUp!
Top Reasons We L.O.V.E. Working at Achievers
1. Great people working to Change the Way the World Works
Achievers are passionate about what they do and who they do it with. Their energy is infectious, their commitment is unwavering and their potential is limitless. We believe that great people build great companies, and that’s why we’re A-Player obsessed.
2. Get ready to grow
We’re a company of 200+ going on 1,000+ and as we grow, we’re promoting from within. If you’re a rockstar, there is great opportunity.
3. Recognition and rewards
We practice what we preach and make “Achievers: The world’s greatest Employee Success™ program” available to all employees.
4. Amazing benefits
Our health insurance and benefits are in the top 10% of all plans. We want our people to be happy and healthy.
5. Collaborative workspaces
We love our workspaces! We have offices in San Francisco and Toronto, two cities with an amazing track record of successful tech companies. Learn more about them below, and even take a Google Virtual tour of our Toronto office!
The San Francisco Achievers office is located in the One Kearny building, situated in the heart of Union Square and San Francisco’s buzzing Financial District. Getting to work is no problem—our office is within close proximity to all public transportation lines including MUNI, BART, and Caltrans. You’ll encounter no private offices here—everyone sits together in an open floor plan, where collaboration, witty banter, and laughter are always encouraged. A typical day includes lunch with fellow A-Players, where you’ll sit together and admire the happenings on Market Street. Don’t forget about the fully stocked kitchen with snacks and beverages, weekly yoga, celebration events, and the rooftop patio complete with an aerial view of San Francisco.
See where the Achievers history started! The Toronto Achievers office is located in the charming Liberty Village, in close proximity to the neighborhood’s hip cafes and restaurants, and public transportation. The loft-style converted warehouse boasts 30-feet high ceilings, a mezzanine that has hosted everything from free yoga to video game contests, a fully-stocked kitchen, Achievers Tech Talks, and an open seating plan optimized for collaboration.
6. Unforgettable culture
At Achievers we practice what we preach, cultivating an engaged workplace where employees work hard and feel valued for what they do. We believe that committing to a culture of recognition increases productivity and drives achievements—and we’ve got the results to prove it.
7. Flexible office hours
We’re not a typical 9-5 company. We work hard and focus on delivering results, not watching the clock.
8. Four weeks paid time off
We work hard but know the importance of work-life balance, which is why every employee gets a minimum of three weeks of vacation and extended long weekends.
9. Bring your appetite
Whether it’s an array of breakfast choices, unlimited healthy snacks, regular free lunches, or the occasional chocolate bar, we provide the fuel you need to do great work.
10. Rocket-ship growth
We have had over 80% growth every year for the past three years.
"Achievers is one of the fastest growing companies in the employee Social Recognition and Rewards category. Our research shows that innovative recognition programs, like those delivered through Achievers, can create breakthrough improvements in employee engagement and performance through the dynamics of transparent, peer-to-peer feedback and recognition. Such exciting new solutions clearly drive employee engagement, retention, alignment, and business results."
-Josh Bersin, CEO & Founder, Bersin & Associates
“Any rewards vendor that’s serious about truly helping companies needs to help the awkward managers figure out the recognition piece. At the HR Technology Conference in late September, I found the company that best fits my world view when it comes to rewards and recognition – It’s a company called Achievers.”
-Kris Dunn, Founder of HR Capitalist and Fistful of Talent as well as CHRO Kenetics
"Top performing organizations know that a formal program for rewards and recognition is extremely valuable to impacting hiring, engagement and retention. But when you add in online tools to manage and facilitate the rewards and recognition program, including the kinds of tools Achievers is providing to its clients, our data shows a 39% boost in employee engagement, a 55% increase in internal successors, and a 47% greater likelihood to land your top choice candidate."
- Mollie Lombardi, Research Director, Aberdeen Group
“Achievers offers an "HR" solution that cuts across multiple product categories and gets to one of the core strategic functions of HR - to help companies identify and retain key talent while recognizing and rewarding the specific behaviors of these "achievers" to drive business results.”
-Mark Willaman, CEO, HRmarketer
Visit our Resource Center for more information on Achievers' industry research and best practices. We have relationships with the leading analysts including Gartner, Forrester, Aberdeen and Bersin by Deloitte, providing the tools to further drive our clients towards success!
Hiring Process at Achievers
Our top priority is to recruit, retain, and inspire great people. We’re excited to add a number of A-Players to our fast-paced and high-growth organization, but how does it all work?
Our recruiting process is rigorous, but fair, and we never forget that you’re interviewing us as much as we’re interviewing you. At Achievers, our interview process generally consists of three steps:
1. Telephone interview/group interview
Depending on the position, we will conduct an initial telephone and/or group interview with you. We want to get to know you better and hear about your background and experience straight from the source. These are always done by our talent recruitment team, whose job is to assess top talent and know the ins and outs of each department and role.
2. Skills interview
Our second interview is a face-to-face meeting at the Achievers office. You will meet members from the department who are assessing your skillset and experience as it pertains to the role. Who better to assess your fit and provide you with a day in the life than current members of the team? Warning: You just might fall in L.O.V.E. with the office space and your potential new team members.
Topgrading is an interview method that starts in high school, yes that’s right—high school! We go through each level of education you received, then on to each job you had. We want details, metrics, team sizes and MORE! This is your time to brag and give us a movie reel of your life. Go ahead and check out Topgrading, invented by Geoff Smart, to see what it’s all about! It helps us understand you better, and set you up for success once you officially become an Achiever!
Our hiring process is iterative depending on the role. Although the above interview methods are fairly standard at Achievers, depending on the role we have been known to also use case studies and technical assessments.
I’m hired! What happens next?
Once hired, every new Achiever is guided through the onboarding process by a dedicated Employee Success™ representative. Our new employees also participate in Achievers Academy for onboarding and get assigned a buddy, to ensure that they are fully supported after they start!
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Achievers full-time (more than 8 years)Pros
Fantastic, smart people.
Growing company and exciting growth in industry.
Very generous benefits. Amazing start at 4 week vacation.
Promotes from within and focused on company values.
A serious contender and leader in the recognition technology space.Cons
Moves fast - not for everyone.
A lot of change (if you consider it a con).
Leadership has changed a few times recently - but decisions made to move things forward positively.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Scale culture because of rapid growthRecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Achievers.Interview Details
I found Achievers after speaking with a recruiting company. My contact there seemed more excited about the opportunity there than other companies and I could relate well to what they sell. I had an initial phone interview, then came into the office for an in-person a couple days later. After about 10 minutes speaking with the manager it was apparent it was going to be a good fit for both of us.
The in-person lasted a little over an hour and afterwards I got back on the phone with the recruiter to schedule a Skype interview. That one was pretty brief and then I had to schedule with the recruiter again for a 2 hour top-grade interview at the office. A couple days later I spoke to the CEO for maybe 10 minutes and received a call with an offer within an hour.
There were quite a few steps in the process, but everything after the first in-person interview seemed like a mere formality as the manager and I were clearly on the same page from the moment I sat down.Interview Questions
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Achievers inspires Employee Success™. Our software helps global companies dramatically increase employee engagement, retention, and performance to drive overall business success.
Mission: Achievers’ mission is to Change the Way the World Works. Your employees are your company’s greatest asset; when you empower them to succeed, your business reaps the...