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Affinity Development Group Reviews

Updated November 3, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Confidential"

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    Current Employee - Confidential in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Confidential in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Affinity Development Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, people, work environment and job incentives

    Cons

    Short staffed, office needs upgrades


  2. "Sales Cosultant"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Affinity Development Group as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, good place to work, and management is very good

    Cons

    Pay is not the greatest

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Close to being average"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Affinity Development Group full-time

    Pros

    Some of the people are really great and talented folks.
    The health insurance options are excellent.
    If you find yourself in "the inner circle" you'll be good for life.

    Cons

    Workplace Culture: Workplace culture will vary from team to team. The company has 3 events a year, a company Christmas party where just employees are allowed to attend, a company picnic where employees and families can attend, and a Halloween party/pumpkin carving competition that takes place over a 2 hour span around Halloween. For the most part these are the only events. Some teams may do potlucks but I can say after a year of being with the company, there were no other events in my department.

    Workplace Nepotism: People have been placed in their positions that they aren’t necessarily qualified for, all because of their relationship to the executive leadership of the company. Son, son in law, niece, daughter in law- you name it- these people have been put in positions at this company based on their relationship- some of them not even close to being qualified.

    Executive Leadership: There are people that have stayed with this company for 15+ years, and you’ll notice most of them in the leadership positions. This means something- They know the company and business very well, but they don’t really have much insight into how other companies operate to know if what they are doing is good or bad- In fact, they don’t really care to find out either.
    Some people that have been put in leadership positions aren’t necessarily good people managers, some lack people skills all together, but their tenure and dedication at ADG has earned them a leadership position, no matter how capable or incapable they are- unfortunately there seems to be more of the latter.
    Leadership has actually managed to create a culture where people are afraid of making decisions, even small ones. Everything needs to run up to the top for decision making, which can take a lot of time- even to get smaller decisions made. There is a lack of trust and a lack of accountability.
    Even meetings aren’t necessarily productive- they almost feel as though people are being bullied in a question/answer format. The tone of every meeting with leadership feels like an afterschool detention where everyone has their eyes to the ground and just listens- people are afraid to speak their mind in fear of being singled out. Occasionally people are spoken to like they are children. This represses any type of collaboration or creativity that could ever exist. Is this intentional? Maybe not- but it happens and is unacceptable.

    Opportunities for advancement: Because the higher up employees don’t really leave, there isn’t a whole lot of opportunities for advancement. The company may promote some of the lower employees into other positions, but this isn’t really a promotion, more so a change of duties. If you’re starting a career- look to join a larger company.

    Professional Development: Besides tuition reimbursement, the company does not invest in employees professional development- This means seminars, speakers, certifications, workshops are not something this company provides or looks to provide for its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Value employees, get rid of toxic people, hold executives accountable, stop perpetuating an environment of fear, invest in employees.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Don't waste your time"

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Web Developer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Affinity Development Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the people are very nice.

    Cons

    • terrible work environment
    • poor communication, mostly through never ending email threads
    • Unrealistic deadlines
    • expected to work overtime with no pay
    • no room for growth
    • low end ThinkPads and monitors
    • dingy brown cubicles, fluorescent light, bathrooms smell and are always out of order but they are nice enough to rent porta potties
    • pays less than the industry standard

    the list goes on

    Advice to Management

    Value the employees.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Potential to be a great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Affinity Development Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great environment when you have a supportive manager. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Tons of talent within the company, yet they tend to look outside for new hires rather than promote from within. Company pays less than the industry standard.

    Advice to Management

    Promote employee growth within the company.


  6. "Zone Business Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Zone Business Consultant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Zone Business Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Affinity Development Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good stable work, fun and somewhat fulfilling.

    Cons

    Low pay, things change from different managers, constant state of emergency.

    Advice to Management

    Get together, solve issues not prolong them. Get together on tracking, 5 different spreadsheets for same purpose.


  7. "A nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Web Developer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Affinity Development Group full-time

    Pros

    I worked here for a year and a half. I enjoyed working with many of the people in my department and others. Everyone was very professional and helpful. They have good employee events which was a first for me.

    Cons

    The only con would be that I think they could do a better job with introducing people to others in the various departments. Maybe cross-training programs where you work in another department for a day to get to know them and what they do.

    Advice to Management

    I thought management was just fine.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Support Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Support Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Affinity Development Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, co-workers and opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Expected to be work long hours beyond the 8 hours more often than not - always on call for employees and upper management from 6 am-7pm during the week.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good Grief"

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    Former Employee - Promotions Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Promotions Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Affinity Development Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, causal atmosphere, some opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Based on their bottom line, they will terminate you no matter how long you've been with the company. 8 years, 10 years, bye-bye, but we'll keep temps on that we hired yesterday. This company has no conscience. Don't be fooled by the smoke and mirrors.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about people, have a heart..


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Customer service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great coworkers and defined training

    Cons

    Low pay, favoritism towards advancement opportunities