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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Long History"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at American Achievement full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Company has a long history and a lot of tradition to go with it. Great opportunity when I needed it.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for professional growth or advancement. Raises seemed to be frozen pending a possible sale of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen less to the sales representatives in the field and more to your talented employees. They are the backbone of your company.


  2. "what a whipping"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Achievement full-time

    Pros

    being a small part of a milestone in peoples life

    Cons

    outdated tools, antiquated processes, the terrible management at C level, doing 3-4 peoples job because they are keeping costs down

    Advice to Management

    break up the company and sell it off for parts

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Don't do it!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Achievement full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    For the most part the people are great, you can get some good experience if you need that to move on to a company that actually wants to retain employees.

    Cons

    Everyone is extremely overworked, positions aren't backfilled you just get more workload. CTO would rather send work overseas than actually pay domestic employees a fair wage. Benefits are terrible, no bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Take a few ethics classes.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of Diversity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at American Achievement (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There honestly are no pros to working here...

    Cons

    There are almost no non-White professional employees and their workforce is older making it hard for the younger workforce to get in the door/feel comfortable or accepted in the workplace.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Overall Good Experience and Eye Opening"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has been in business over 100 years and is always growing. The headquarters is located near AUS airport and downtown Austin.

    Cons

    Compensation is low considering the amount of work asked of you. Not very culturally diverse in the corporate offices (factories are very diverse, however).

    Advice to Management

    Provide REAL training and don't allow "bullying" in your workplace.


  6. "It was a great experience, great people, wonderful management, etc."

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    Former Employee - Receptionist, QC, Jill of All Trades, Expeditor in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Receptionist, QC, Jill of All Trades, Expeditor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Achievement full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    people person, enjoy working with the public, ,etc.

    Cons

    I don't have any at this time.

    Advice to Management

    work time I consentrate on work, personal time is left at home.


  7. "Working for American Achievement has been a fun, learning experience."

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    Current Employee - Marketing Department in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Department in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people, the location and the culture here is very family friendly.

    Cons

    Salaries can be below average. There are not a lot of perks offered. there is no matching in the 401K

  8. "Okay but nowhere to go"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Austin, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management works with you for time off unless it is during peak season. Good experience with processes. Morally positive product.

    Cons

    Seasonal nature of the business. Communication is terrible. Big changes may be made without all levels getting the information. There is a bigger focus on promoting the brand name than profit. Turning a blind eye to quality problems and putting the burden on employees to fix problems this practice causes.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees. Give credit to people if they have a good idea. Ask people what can be done to improve their job function. Don't put policies in place, ask employees to enforce policies, and then make an exception to the policy.