Accolo Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
22 Reviews
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22 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing CEO at the time, great teammates, lots of excitement, and opportunity.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development in Larkspur, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development in Larkspur, CA

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

    Pros

    Nerf gun fights, Marin Brew Co lunches, team-building internally, and transparency was #1. Laid-back for most part, and business was growing steadily, so there was room to make serious money.

    Cons

    Leadership - upper management that drove some people too far in some depts., driving away great talent. That may have been corrected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Never forget that your best people are your best people, keep the company transparency, and maybe establish more cohesive culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Super fun place that had been neglected until recently.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accolo

    Pros

    Great people who like to work hard and have fun. The location is great assuming you live in Marin. You will learn a lot and have the opportunity to progress quickly in your career. Company has the typical perks like free snacks and drinks.

    Cons

    Pay is not perfect but company is improving. Company has been growing and the amount of conference rooms is no longer enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    John is a great idea man and he is a perfect chairman. Luis is a great leader and should be involved in both hire mojo and RPO. Ray is a good guy but can be demoralizing at times and is not modern enough in his thinking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    If You like Low Pay for a Ton of Work -

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    Current Employee - Contract Recruiter in Larkspur, CA
    Current Employee - Contract Recruiter in Larkspur, CA

    I have been working at Accolo as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work from home. Everyone here is a Contractor. You don't have to worry about being at your kid's soccer game.

    Cons

    Low pay for a ton of work. Clients pay up front and they think they own you and can be disrespectful. No benefits. Weird management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have your peoples' backs and stick up for them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    A no excuses, get the job done while having fun kind of place!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hiring Consultant
    Current Employee - Hiring Consultant

    I have been working at Accolo full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Regarding the solution: Accolo/HireMojo provides a SaaS solution that automates a majority of the search for and hiring of top candidates. In just a few hours, a hiring manager or recruiter can create and execute a job plan, and see it posted to over 150 job boards. Through a series of initial and secondary interview questions that are scored, top candidates bubble to the top for the hiring manager's review. Makes my job as a recruiter so much easier!

    Regarding the personality of the company: Most companies say that they're looking out for their employees; Accolo/HireMojo goes above-and-beyond on that promise. In my case, I was an outside hiring consultant with no health insurance and was involved in an accident that left me with a dislocated shoulder and $50,000 of surgery in my future. Management recognized my situation and came to me about bringing me into a full-time position so I could have the surgery I needed. A few months later, I had a successful surgery and have completely recovered. Have you ever worked for a company that would go to those lengths for an employee let alone a contractor?

    You will love the NO PTO policy. If you're getting your job done, take the entire year off if you need it.

    And, if it's 10:00am on Monday morning and you feel the need for a beer, please feel free to help yourself to our well-stocked 'fridge.

    Cons

    If you need direction, this isn't the company for you. Accolo/HireMojo is full of people who just get things done!

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Accolo an exciting, empowering, and fulfilling place to work.

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    Current Employee - RPO Business Development in Larkspur, CA
    Current Employee - RPO Business Development in Larkspur, CA

    I have been working at Accolo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working at Accolo with has provided an empowering, and collaborative work environment. The opportunity to be self -directed and work out how to do what is required without someone looking over my shoulder has been remarkable. The culture has attracted an exciting mix of employees who have one thing in common: We all know what needs to get done and we make sure it happens. The potential here at Accolo creates a daily excitement that feeds the desire to not only do the work but find ways to improve what we do. The opportunity to get America back to work brings deep meaning to all we do. The upbeat, fun, and focused Accolo team are a joy to work with. The opportunity to grow is enormous. Just step up to the plate and roll up your sleeves. It is not business as usual but rather an extraordinary example of what happens when you support, believe,and empower your team.

    Cons

    I have been guilty of not going home at a reasonable time because of my passion to do what it takes to get a job done. The extra effort is always noted, and appreciated. I would stay longer but I have to remind myself I am also a parent. The bottom line and biggest con for Accolo is ITS ADDICTIVE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    BRAVO.. keep hiring the incredible caliber of employees we have on the Accolo team. I applaud that there is no them and us at Accolo. The transparency is refreshing. Thanks for keeping the awesome snacks in the cupboard and the beer in the fridge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work! Work, Balance Highly Enforced

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Larkspur, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Larkspur, CA

    I have been working at Accolo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, upper management not afraid to get their hands dirty, team base environment, work hard, play harder culture, great product.

    Cons

    lack of resources, location is not commuter friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Accolo embodies a group of highly intelligent professionals that believe in what they're doing and enjoy every day.

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    Current Employee - Employee in Larkspur, CA
    Current Employee - Employee in Larkspur, CA

    I have been working at Accolo

    Pros

    Flexibility, vision, drive, potential, intelligence, no BS, fun, beautiful environment, family, freedom

    Cons

    budget, somewhat early days, not too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incentives drive extra effort passion. Rewarding employees equitably on salary and relative to company success will make them dedicated forever.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Job, not a career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Larkspur, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Larkspur, CA

    I have been working at Accolo

    Pros

    good office location, nice people, decent work-life balance. There are also some really nice people here

    Cons

    lack of direction, egos of senior leadership (relying on past successes not what they can do NOW), lack of opportunity, boring work, nobody is willing to stand up and take responsibility for problems, overzealous about what we can actually do for our clients. This is not some place I would recommend for someone looking to really be challenged, stimulated or have a career path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take responsibility for the major client issues and work to find resolution (innovation anyone?)

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Great company in Marin!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Larkspur, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Larkspur, CA

    I have been working at Accolo

    Pros

    The openness to new ideas and respect shown to all employees is great. The culture at Accolo is driven by John and the rest of the executive team to reward people for taking chances while allowing for mistakes. Fun group of people in the Larkspur office and across the U.S.

    Cons

    Being at a small growing company can be an exercise in patience with ever changing priorities and budget challenges, but this is to be expected at a small company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on one or two things that will grow the company most and don't try to accomplish everything at once, this will allow employees to focus and finish well.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Vision meets quality of life...execution beginning to take shape

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous At Headquarters in Larkspur, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous At Headquarters in Larkspur, CA

    I have been working at Accolo

    Pros

    Visionary CEO
    Compelling work environment for strong performers
    Unique business model that is evolving for the better

    Cons

    Lack of vibrant hiring economy still impacting overall company growth...though we are told new business is growing faster than ever

    Initial deployment of Hiring Consultant Network has some kinks to work out but has great potential

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on how to compensate Hiring Consultants more for harder to fill positions
    Accelerate development of the platform....best ATS available in the market but under marketed
    Focus even more on client satisfaction

    Recommends

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