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Pros
  • Team work is a lot more fun with team of great people here (in 16 reviews)

  • The people, the space, good work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • This company touts itself as a serious software company, but it is just a social cult (in 4 reviews)

  • Blackhawk Network acquisition - lay off's in operational departments, driving morale and culture down (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Stuck in Limbo"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Achievers (More than a year)

    Pros

    Seems like management does genuinely care about the employees. There is good flexibility in work hours and work / life balance. Office location prime.

    Cons

    There is no direction. Before the company was acquired by Blackhawk it seemed like we were getting close to a plan, now feels like starting from scratch again.

    Advice to Management

    It's understood that the status quo is somewhere in the middle of limbo, but there could be much better communication between management and employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great concept and awesome team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Achievers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Collaboration and employee success are at the heart of the company and high on management's priority. Employee and customer happiness is very important to Achievers

    Cons

    High management turnover is causing uncertainty and loss of valuable team members. This brings anxiety but also opportunity to the organization

    Advice to Management

    Stability and focus are necessary to bring the MOJO back to the team!


  3. Helpful (3)

    "one of the best achievers and well planned one"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Achievers as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    ever increasing market revenue,
    very good job prospect

    Cons

    u have to work very hard

    Advice to Management

    always ready for for work


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  5. "customer service"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing office space and a ton of company events. Free breakfast and drinks. Good communication among employees and senior leadership

    Cons

    they have poor compensation for employees.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Achievers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Achievers full-time

    Pros

    Breakfast groceries at work
    Great Teambuilding activities, Soccer, Yoga
    Awesome culture, though it is starting to decline and is not a focus for the HR team anymore, but also departmental leaders.

    Cons

    Not compensated well, and yes every employee wants to be paid more, however this employer pays really poorly compared to industry standards.
    Work load - always working late and in the weekends, no work/life balance
    Blackhawk Network acquisition - lay off's in operational departments, driving morale and culture down. With the exception of those departments that are not affected.


  7. "Good people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Achievers as an intern

    Pros

    Good people and very comfortable working environment

    Cons

    Too less job to do. Not learning too much


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Low salary with no budget movement for employee compensation."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member Experience in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Member Experience in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture with amazing people.

    Cons

    Horrible salary, no improvement potential for hires coming out of university, hierarchical organization with a lot of income inequality.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a structure in place for pay raises, and more transparency in regards to income for the departments. They are paid horribly, are rarely given opportunities for advancement and these departments barely stay engaged with the company. This causes quick turnover rate for their positions and low scores/ratings for this department. For being an HR software company that promotes employee engagement, it should be noted that salary and compensation is also very important when it comes to employee engagement and work ethic.

    Achievers Response

    Sep 24, 2014 – Employee Success Representative

    Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are so happy to hear you are enjoying the culture at Achievers and we couldn’t agree more, our people are simply awesome ... More


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Start Up Culture figuring out how to be a tech company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Achievers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are friendly, office locations are amazing, the market is in the middle of being disrupted. The board is also packed with experience.

    Cons

    Below avg salaries, mediocre perks, everybody thinks they are the best and brightest which is a bi-product of the recognition space we are in.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the talent bar and decide on being a software company or not.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "good nd co-operative staff"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Vadodara (India)
    Former Employee - Sales in Vadodara (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    superiors nd co-workers are very kind in nature nd supportive

    Cons

    n a to this company to work in very good culture

    Advice to Management

    lead followup is not strong


  11. Helpful (4)

    "A great place for students"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    The culture is amazing. You get to work on different projects across different departments. The people are super fun, friendly, and hard working. If you're right out of school, the culture is perfect. If you're more professional, not so much. Having an MBA doesn't matter here.

    Cons

    The CEO has his hands in a lot or almost all initiatives. There have been cases where employees have been fired for challenging the CEO. The salary levels were brutal. The amount of hours put in were brutal. Some promotions felt very arbitrary. Extremely high expectations from senior management without any form of reciprocity. Decisions made too quickly without thinking about the long run. Turnover is high. Little loyalty to employees. Always looking for the next best thing.

    Advice to Management

    Put trust in the people you hire. Hire people with experience and pay them for what they are worth. Sometimes there's something to be said about traditional approaches that work. Grow a small team and keep them on board! Practice what you preach.



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