Achievement First Benefits

3.9
60 Ratings

Employer Summary

Insurance Perks
Achievement First offers competitive and comprehensive health, dental, and vision insurance, group term life insurance and short and long term disability insurance to eligible staff members. Eligible staff members may enroll in health, dental and vision plans for themselves, their family and or domestic partner.


Retirement Plan
To help provide financial security to our staff members during their retirement years, Achievement First sponsors and offers the opportunity for its employees to participate in a retirement plan pursuant to Section 403(b) of the Internal revenue Code with matching opportunities. All Achievement First employees can contribute to the company’s 403(b) plan.

Childcare Leave
Achievement First offers up to 12 weeks of paid leave for eligible employees giving birth to or adopting a child who will be the primary caregiver to the child. Alternate caregivers are permitted 2 weeks of paid leave.

Dependent Care Assistance Program
Achievement First offers a Dependent Care Assistance program (or Dependent Care FSA) that allows employees to make pre-tax contributions into an individual account up to $5,000 ($2,500 if married filing separately) to pay costs related to day care, nursery school, or supervision of an adult dependent.

Back up Dependent Care
Achievement First offers its employees a back-up dependent care option through Bright Horizons that provides temporary child care or adult care in the home or at one of its national facilities for free or a small co-pay.

Other Perks
Other perks include pre-tax commuter benefits (transit), reduced membership rates at local gyms and an employee assistance program that provides information, counseling, and referral services for all employees and their dependents.

Employee Benefit Reviews

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  • Health Insurance(19 comments)

    Health Insurance has been affordable and good coverage.

  • Retirement Plan(7 comments)

    Good plan. They match 1:1 up to 4% of salary, capped at $2500 per year.

  • Maternity & Paternity Leave(3 comments)

    12 weeks paid at 100% if you are FMLA eligible.

Apr 14, 2021
4.0
Current Employee

Decent benefits but vesting takes 3 years and capped at 2500

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Mar 25, 2021
5.0
Former Employee

3 tiers of option for health insurance and generally lower cost than other companies

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Mar 23, 2021
4.0
Current Employee

The different benefits that are available for those with dependents (Bright Horizon and Dependent Care Assistance).

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Mar 18, 2021
4.0
Current Employee

The medical coverage is wonderful

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Feb 25, 2021
4.0
Current Employee

Extensive vacation time and 5-year sabbatical for school leaders. Easy to navigate retirement plan. Maternity and paternity leave. Quality health insurance. I have no complaints about benefits.

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Feb 11, 2021
3.0
Current Employee

Vacation and time off are reasonable. 403b has a lot of fees. Healthcare plans are so-so.

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Apr 3, 2020
5.0
Current Teacher in Providence, RI, Rhode Island

The school gives great maturity leave and staff is extremely supportive with life/work balance.

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Apr 6, 2020
5.0
Current Employee

sick time is lenient and benefits are ok.

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Mar 29, 2020
3.0
Former Teacher in Hartford, CT, Connecticut

Pay was based upon performance as judged by the school's teaching rubric. The other benefits were sufficient.

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Mar 29, 2020
3.0
Current Teacher in New Haven, CT, Connecticut

You don't accrue time off

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