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Achievers Reviews

Updated May 16, 2017
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  • This company touts itself as a serious software company, but it is just a social cult (in 4 reviews)

  • I'm sure if you scroll past the company-mandated positive reviews, you'll find true reviews that compare Achievers to a high school (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Fast-paced, fun start-up culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Achievers is a great place to work for a young person. Here are some listed pros:
    - Most people are very nice, positive and inclusive
    - Company CULTure is fantastic; there is always something to get involved in whether it be community service opportunities, yoga, or drinks to celebrate a teammate's birthday
    - Fully stocked bar
    - Free lunch every day ordered via Seamless
    - The work itself is fun and positive because the company sells a great product
    - Leaders are approachable and kind

    Cons

    While Achievers is a lot of fun, it's a lot of work too...
    - Work tends to pile up - it ain't a walk in the park to work here.
    - Not enough people for number of tasks and amount of work
    - Because things are constantly changing, much of the work is last-minute tasks with close deadlines
    - Pay isn't great
    - Work can be disorganized at times

    The biggest point here is, like previous comments mentioned, Achievers has a start-up culture... for better or for worse. It's a lot of fun, but you can't have too much fun because at the end of the day, you've got deadlines.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty exciting place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Super helpful environment. The product and senior leadership are both solid.

    Cons

    No set career path, or it is always in flux. They are a growing company and a startup, so things will continue to be rapidly changing. The pay is near the top of the range for my position, but it isn't the very best.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "A professionally managed company"

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    Current Employee - Human Resource in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resource in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Achievers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I love working for Achievers because it is a professionally managed company that uses a professional approach to handle its blue chip customers HR and Financial consulting requests.

    Cons

    Limited availability of high end training. Low to mid end training is provided

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you do best. Consulting in HR


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  5. "Senior Customer Success Manager"

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

    I have been working at Achievers full-time

    Pros

    Great product that makes a difference in company culture and performance

    Cons

    Limited career growth opportunities if not in HQ (Toronto)


  6. "Great product!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great product! I loved telling people about the company.

    Cons

    Typical start-up, so while you do great work, you're working lots!

    Advice to Management

    Keep at it!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company going through changes"

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    Current Employee - Client Success Manager
    Current Employee - Client Success Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Amazing coworkers
    -Work flexibility
    -Company is actively changing how companies work

    Cons

    -Recently acquired and there are many questions about how this will ultimately impact the culture.
    -Distributed work force can lead to inefficiencies in communication
    -Some of the managers are not the strongest, at times getting in the way of people (who know more) getting the job done.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful as the acquisition matures to not loose what was built over the past 10 years, much of the magic is in the culture and people. This company is full of great people who are being actively recruited by companies offering substantially higher salaries, identify your performers and make sure the pay is equitable to the market.


  8. "Very exciting and lots of potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All of the employees are very nice and willing to help. The company is growing fast so there is lots to do, and as a result I get to work with lots of different teams and get a glimpse into their worlds. At my last company, I was stuck in one job which got to be pretty boring pretty quickly. I like how much fun everyone seems to have. The new CEO seems to be a great cultural fit and has a great background. Love the team events.

    Cons

    I guess all companies have their pluses and minuses, but nothing really sticks out as a "con."

    Advice to Management

    This seems like a great market segment in which we can have a huge impact as a company. Let's grab as much market share as we can!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Start Up Culture with New Exec Team"

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

    I have been working at Achievers full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced workplace, that is leading the space for employee engagement. Achievers is full of smart people who are willing to do what needs to be done to make an impact.

    Cons

    New executive team seems disconnected to the vision of the company. A lot time is spent talking in circles instead of using existing employees as a knowledge center.

    Advice to Management

    Don't loose touch with where the company was going before you got here, empower us don't micro manage us.

    Achievers Response

    Jun 10, 2014 – Employee Success Representative

    Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with us. You’re right! As a high growth software company, things move quickly around here and we need awesome employees like you to ... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Been here about a month and a half and already love it. Everyone here wants to be here and there is no clock watchers.

    Cons

    Lots of new upper management hires

    Achievers Response

    Oct 9, 2013 – Employee Success Representative

    Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you are enjoying being part of the Achievers family! Our employee base is full of dynamic, driven, and passionate people such as yourself who ... More


  11. "A great place to work!"

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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

    I have been working at Achievers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Extremely strong, positive culture
    Some of the best people I have ever worked with
    Interesting, challenging work

    Cons

    Interdepartmental communication could use some work

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


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