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4.1
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78%
Recommend to a Friend
86%
Approve of CEO
Michael Brown
52 Ratings
Pros
  • "Tons of free food (bi-monthly company lunches on Wednesdays, Fast food Fridays, kitchen full of Costco food)(in 10 reviews)

  • "Facilities like work from home and Internet Reimbursement(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "The company is growing and hasn't yet figured out how to adjust to there new situation(in 6 reviews)

  • "PM role seems to have a high turnover rate(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Great Team Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Affirma Consulting full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Collaborative and fun group of people working together to ensure not only projects are done correctly but also as harmoniously as possible. Love working with such a competitive and positive environment!

    Cons

    I don't have any cons at this point in time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with your fantastic relational management! Your presence and help is so helpful and positive for us at Affirma.

  2. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Account Executive 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Affirma Consulting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company, have to hunt for your own business and you're responsible for a lot of your growth. But isn't that everyone wants in a job? Responsibility for their own development?

    Cons

    Not really that much honestly

  3. Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Affirma Consulting full-time

    Pros

    One catered lunch per week for employees

    Cons

    unorganized, unprofessional, bad management, unrealistic expectations

  4. Helpful (1)

    Would work there again

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    Former Employee - Contractor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Affirma Consulting full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - They are willing to allow employees to take a chance and support them. - They don't seem to be overly concerned with credenitals, put a high emphasis on problem solving and ownership. - A lot of people seem to have started in one position, then moved up or over into something else.

    Cons

    - Food can get scarce by the end of the week. Which seems weird to complain about, since most places don't do as much for food any ways...but the bar has been set. - More crosss team collaboration would better.

  5. Content Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Affirma Consulting full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good Culture. Free food. Decent Benefits. Casual.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement depending on your skills. Common complaint is underpaid.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work, growing company, mostly good people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Affirma Consulting full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement Fair compensation Flexible hours My experience has been great so far and although there are definitely growing pains, Affirma is growing (it's doubled in size since I've been here). So they must be doing some things right. Some people want to get raises without doing anything more. Or they don't want to have accountability when things get difficult. I guess you could complain about...

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    Cons

    Benefits could be better sometimes disconnect between sales and project teams I think there has been increased accountability since I've been here, and as a consultant company there is stress in delivering for clients. But I don't think this is anything more than other places that deal with outside clients. and I'd rather have accountability with the responsibility to achieve success than a routine job without either.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the opportunities and look forward to continued growth

  7. Helpful (3)

    Project Managers Beware

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Affirma Consulting full-time

    Pros

    + Project diversity + Decent benefits + If you are competent, you'll have chances to grow quickly

    Cons

    + If something goes wrong in the project, the PM will almost always be blamed + Different business units are all silo'd, no sense of real collaboration between teams + Office politics is huge - the sales team and C-suite are very close and everyone else is shunned to a side + Sales teams promise the world to the client then leave the delivery team to handle the mess + PMO is absolutely toxic with high turnover, two...

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    Advice to Management

    What's the point? Somehow they'll use vague, embellished metrics to prove they are doing a good job.

    Affirma Consulting Response

    June 18, 2018COO

    We appreciate this thoughtful feedback and are grateful for the positive parts of the review. We also appreciate the candid negative feedback. It is true that Project Managers at Affirma wield significant authority and are seen as the primary leaders responsible for the success ...

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  8. Helpful (8)

    BEWARE!

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    Current Employee - Software Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Affirma Consulting full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    They work short hours in the office and allow for flexibility on either end so it’s convenient if you’re juggling kids or bad commutes. If you are trying to get into IT they will hire folks with zero experience and train you. You can have an acceptable experience here if you get on a team with a decent lead who shields you from the day to day politics.

    Cons

    So many but the overarching problem is the real lack of leadership. The leadership team seems to be an old group of friends who just stays holed in their office pouring over spreadsheets. There is very little company vision and communicating with employees. Perception is the management team is in over their heads and resorts to just continuing status quo and punishing those who don’t fall in line rather than having...

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    Advice to Management

    Think about what it really means to be a leader. Coming up with company vision, having a plan to move the company to the next level, finding problems and solving them, motivating the troops and building company unity. For the company to grow it’s probably time to hire an executive team from the outside and let them take the company to the next level.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Very satisfied

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Affirma Consulting full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    I find the flexible environment that allows you to perform your work in whatever manner works best for you to be really great. The management are personable and approachable which makes addressing issues that arise far easier than with previous employers. My input is always valued, and I appreciate that they make an effort to make the workplace as equitable an environment as possible and engage in philanthropy as well.

    Cons

    The Bellevue location is a bit inaccessible from Seattle due to traffic.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being attentive to new issues as they arise and refining protocols accordingly as the company grows.

    Affirma Consulting Response

    April 8, 2018Principal

    Thanks so much for your review. We appreciate the kind words and will continue to work hard to maintain the work environment you appreciate. Thanks again!

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Affirma Consulting full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment Great Leadership Career Development opportunities

    Cons

    I live in Seattle so there is a bit of a commute.

    Affirma Consulting Response

    March 29, 2018Principal

    Thanks so much for your review of Affirma. We are very glad you are enjoying being on the team. I’m glad you mentioned career development opportunities as this is something we are trying to highlight with team members. We have a strong “promote from within” philosophy at Affirma ...

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