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Accion Reviews

Updated September 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "Flexible work environment, tight-knit work community" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Solid work-life balance and generally understanding managers who have personal lives outside of the office" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "This is a great place to work!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accion full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Support from top down! The Accion East NY CEO is a true gentleman and a great example for the company.
    Great environment and culture.
    Everyone is committed to the mission - regardless of level.
    Lots of transparency, updates on work and future plans.
    I feel very much an important part of the team.
    Great flexibility.
    "Accionistas" (what employees are called) are treated very well.
    Snacks, coffee, tea is ordered frequently.
    Accomplishments are celebrated along with birthdays, holidays and special events.
    Lots of work life/home life balance.
    Fully covered benefits plans.

    Cons

    Non profit so watching the dollar is important.
    Downtown location is not the nicest area.
    Office is somewhat cramped in work spaces.
    Some employees take advantage of flexibility and create additional stress for others in balancing work.
    Since the company is so small, no real opportunities for advancing in your area - you'd have to move to another department, but since people don't really leave too often, the moves are not so easy to wait for.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.
    Keep the lines of communication open.
    This is a great place to work!


  2. "Loan Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Loan Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Loan Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Accion full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff is very diverse and small
    The work itself is not that difficult
    Get to meet and help so many different small businesses

    Cons

    Huge pressure placed on meeting monthly goals

    Advice to Management

    Try to understand the challenges that Loan Consultants face while trying to meet goals

  3. "Great teams"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accion full-time

    Pros

    Great people who are passionate about their work

    Cons

    As it is a non profit, funding/lack of resources is sometimes an issue


  4. "Work at Accion"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing work culture, supportive environment

    Cons

    Nothing much really enjoyed my time

    Advice to Management

    Great management, very supportive and encouraging


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Just okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Learning environment, capable employees, broad scope of work

    Cons

    Unfair pay/ compensation for long hours


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great Mission, Poor Management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Associate in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Development Associate in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at Accion full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Generally friendly staff
    Generous with some benefits
    Diversity of work tasks

    Cons

    Extremely poor communication from upper management
    Unrealistic expectations from CEO, who expects staff to drop everything for last-minute requests
    Employees are not all treated equally

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff as you would like to be treated. Yelling at staff, blaming them for your mistakes (particularly failing to plan ahead for big events), and expecting people to go above and beyond with such stark pay disparity within the organization creates a culture of resentment and distrust.


  7. "Mostly good times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accion full-time

    Pros

    The team at Accion is relatively small but very motivated, passionate, brilliant, and has a truly global footprint.

    Cons

    Ambitious goals and activities with such a small team..motivating, but stretches people very thin.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your eye on the prize.

  8. "Good company but can be hard to grow"

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    Pros

    Smart friendly coworkers who are passionate about what they do. Micro finance is a great space to be in too.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and lack of growth for junior employees. Growth and compensation are also pretty uneven. Good for a few years.


  9. "great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - N/A in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - N/A in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accion full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    mission oriented organization wi;th passionate and bright staff; unique mix of non profit and for profit orientation; work makes a direct difference in the lives of the poor

    Cons

    heavy travel
    work life balance for operations and investment staff


  10. "client relations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accion part-time

    Pros

    great team and office atmosphere

    Cons

    internal structure and systems could be improved


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