Access Group

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Access Group Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
4 Reviews
2.9
4 Reviews

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Christopher P. Chapman
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    An overall positive experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Accounting in West Chester, PA

    I worked at Access Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company's compensation and benefits packages were always generous.

    Cons

    Due to the changes in student lending/financing Access Group finds itself in a position where it cannot grow as evidenced by its recent downsizing. If opportunities are available they are likely not opportunities one can grow with long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hang in there. Access Group went through some tough times but is still around and a player in the student loan industry. By now the dust has probably settled and the new Access Group is emerging. Find and retain the right people for the right jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Former employee of 4 years

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at Access Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Location, reduced work hours, building is open and has many ammenities.

    Cons

    Young company, "Catty" environment to outsiders, inflexible to change, Difiicult to work without micromanagement, Small company, working over Lowes and under a movie theater.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to adapt faster to the decreasing market. The economy is against us all now and it could've saved the company from the $14 Million dollar Info Tech team loss with nothing to show.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    My career at Access Group

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Computer Operator in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Computer Operator in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at Access Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Access was a great place to work while it existed. There were constant challenges and opportunities to learn. The employees were challenged to make a difference.

    Cons

    Access Group was practically dissolved with all but a mere 5% of its employees left to carry on the name. If your difference didn't work there were consequences.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get another iSeries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoyed my time at AGI.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at Access Group

    Pros

    -Flexible, family-friendly
    -Respectful environment
    -Very nice people
    -Good benefits package, health insurance, tuition reimbursement, etc.
    -Bonuses based on performance
    -Good amount of time off

    Cons

    -Dying industry
    -Rounds of lay-offs were continuous
    -Unstable
    -Management was not the most competent
    -Some people were set in doing things the old way and not open to change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Obviously, some of the issues at AGI were beyond management's control and were a product of government legislation bringing student lending into the government. The company is trying to reinvent itself which makes it a scary place to work for employees. As much as they can, it would be helpful for management to be open and honest about impending lay-offs and restructuring.

    Approves of CEO

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