1. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing!!!!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I have been working at Achieve Today

    Pros

    Working for Achieve Today had been such an amazing experience and continues to be an amazing experience. They help people everyday. I can see that the culture of the company is to genuinely help student grow in all aspects of their lives. Just by working there has also helped me grow too. I love this company and is by far the best company I've ever worked for.

    Cons

    There aren't any cons that I can think of. It's just an amazing company.

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  1. "Pretty Solid"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Life Changer in Orem, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Achieve Today full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Overall there is a pretty good culture

    Cons

    There is a sales aspect to the job.

  2. "Good People. Poor Management. Minimum Wage."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coaching Consultant (Sales Representative ) in Orem, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Achieve Today full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There's a really positive atmosphere. The people you work with are open-minded and friendly, including those at the top. You get to help people improve their lives! Free Coaching Monthly Company lunches. Team lunches. Relaxed environment. Company bicycles to take on the nearby path. Cool people to go on walks with. Veeery nice gym and yoga studio right downstairs.

    Cons

    It's part of the new hire checklist to leave a review on Glassdoor, so most of the 5 star reviews you see are from new hires who are happy to be making 13$/hr. during training, and are in a state of whimsy due to the awesome people and friendly atmosphere. First off, I really do love this company and want it to succeed. Changes need to happen though, beginning with the pay. The payscale has continually gotten worse over the years. When you’re the top prober for the week, you get a lot of praise and feel great, but then you get your paycheck and it’s very underwhelming and depressing. You start with $13/hr paid training, but once that’s over you’re on minimum wage unless you meet certain requirements to make $13/hr for the week (4 opportunities a week). These requirements are very difficult to achieve and there is no tiered or in-between compensation. There is no one who is consistently doing it week after week. This model communicates distrust to the sales floor, as if we're not there to make money. It is slightly understandable though: When you pay peanuts, you're going to get monkeys. For the most common sale, in the middle thousands, you get about $30 added to your paycheck. The commission only model is poorly structured as well. I’ll just say this: If you were to make a sale every week, and you made the company, let's say $225,000 for the year (you'd likely be the top rep), you would still only make about $15,000/year before tax. It’s disheartening to see this company preach having an abundance mindset, but practice a scarcity mindset with compensation. It’s not like there’s no money to pay people fairly either; the company is just a bit top heavy. I’m not saying that the executives shouldn’t be paid well, but not at the cost of your employee’s ability to make a livable wage. I know it's not intentional, but it feels like they're exploiting poverty. The top sales reps are still earning significantly less than the industry standard. Because of the poor pay structure, the motivation to make big money leaves pretty quickly. Your motivation to make a sale becomes to not lose your job (and help people you talk to of course). By keeping this structure, the default for people's subconscious motivation becomes fear based. There is constantly talk from upper management about how there are big things in the works that are going to improve lead quality and sales, but they don’t seem to pan out. Lead quality is poor, to fair, but if you bring this up, you’re told that it’s your own fault for “buying into your story”. They're right to a point, but when the entire sales floor is suffering, you can't continue to place the blame on them. There are a lot of typical sales techniques that are taught and “told” to you, but not a lot of help with practical implementation, or follow-up on it on an individual level. There is genuine care, just not enough focus on taking the time to develop people EFFECTIVELY. I've seen and experienced this attitude trickle down from the top. As a side note, despite what the job ad says, you are expected to use high pressure sales tactics. To be fair, I know I don't have all the facts about what's happening behind the scenes. What's important, however, is that this is how most of the sales floor feels (they're afraid to voice it though, and be told to change their attitude). That's not good and it needs to be fixed. My guess is that this is why there's such a high turnover rate. Like I mentioned before, I love this company and want to see it do well, but big changes need to happen internally before they see the kind of big success they're chasing.

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