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Achievers Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
80 Reviews

4.2
80 Reviews
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Achievers President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick D. Quirk
Patrick D. Quirk
35 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great People - I'm very impressed that as a start-up everyone has a role and does their job amazingly (in 11 reviews)

  • I truly enjoy coming to work everyday (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • As with any growing company, the only constant is change (in 6 reviews)

  • Extremely high expectations from senior management without any form of reciprocity (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Incredibly friendly team
    Every work day is different
    Huge emphasis on results
    Constantly changing and growing company

    Cons

    Inter-department communication sometimes suffers due to speed of work
    Work loads can grow extremely quickly
    Interview process can drag at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. There seems to be a push in recent months to increase transparency and top-down communication - this is a good thing, and should continue to grow.

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

    Best Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Achievers

    Pros

    Super friendly environment. One of the best place that you can work so closely with your Manager and your vote count.

    Cons

    The location is far, wish it was in hearth of downtown in Toronto

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    very limited growth opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Achievers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of vacation days
    Free breakfast and lunch in office
    Good place for a junior level employee

    Cons

    -Very low pay and nobody cares to discuss it as the managers will just tell you how great their benefits are (the benefits are just average in fact)
    -Nepotism: tends to hire Board of Directors' relatives
    -Boring work and very limited growth opportunities, doing the same repetitive things for 2+ years even if they kept telling me how much they encourage employee growth
    -Lots of long and meaningless meetings which nobody seems to care
    -Recognition is mostly on peer basis and it is rarely given to those who don't work very interactively with others
    -Very long hours and no overtime pay
    -Celebration events are boring and are mostly shows for clients
    -Corporate culture feels more like a cult. They force people to engage in things they are not interested in
    -Also, they very intentionally encourage their employees to write positive reviews here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employee's talents or they will just leave. It is just a moderate company and nobody has to stay here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Achievers Response

    Jun 4, 2014Employee Success Representative

    Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We’re happy to hear your thoughts on vacation and our breakfast and lunch perks. It’s important that we help provide the fuel for our employees to ... More

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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Engagement without Feedback

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer
    Former Employee - Developer

    I worked at Achievers full-time

    Pros

    Tons of perks. They sell culture, so they have so much culture it hurts. Lots of great ideas, and they use their own product. Lots of recognition, and a lot of smart people here.

    Cons

    For all their recognition, there isn't much feedback. They don't believe in Reviews, but seem too busy working hard and partying harder to give feedback on job performance. Then come the mass layoffs.
    The party atmosphere got old pretty fast, since they try to have it pretty much constant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide feedback to employees. Annual reviews may be uncool if formalized, but feedback and communication of expectations is so important.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Achievers Response

    Jun 4, 2014Employee Success Representative

    We’re stoked to hear that you are enjoying our culture of recognition! Recognition is indeed a wonderful way for our employees to receive praise and points for all the great work they do. The ... More

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Achievers - CULTure of L.O.V.E

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MD EMEA  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - MD EMEA in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Achievers is about Employees and they live there values in every way. Providing Employee Success Platforms to help ompanies create a culture of Engagment and Aligning Employees with the company values using Social and recognition to drive that alignment. I have never experienced a company with such a strong culture and a buzz that many others can only crave

    Cons

    None to my mind, it's a small and rapidly growing company and with that remaining agile is one of its key differentiators in the market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engaging Environment!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Achievers is a fast-paced and high energy environment. It’s not for everyone, but for those who thrive in this type of atmosphere, its top notch. Working alongside of other intelligent, ambitious and passionate people is the highlight of this job. The people here work hard and love what they do.

    Cons

    If you can’t keep up, you’ll sink quickly. Fortunately, most people who get hired here are good swimmers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A-Players come here to thrive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the focus on employees and their development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Achievers

    Pros

    great benefits, free lunch, good environment

    Cons

    not much room for browth

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great culture, great people, great company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Achievers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Execs and managers care about employees and the employees care about doing good work.

    Cons

    Work life balance can get out of control if you are not careful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A fast-paced, high-growth company that provides great opportunities for employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Achievers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Achievers promotes from within. As such, the company helps true A-Players grow in their role and offer great career support and mentoring. The leadership team is approachable and allow employees' voices to be heard. The culture is upbeat, fast-paced, and high-energy.

    Cons

    Working at Achievers can sometimes be exhausting - long hours, tight deadlines, and mountains of work - but the reward and outcome is worth it. Achievers has a sink-or-swim culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to help employees grow!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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