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Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
108 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work life balance with the ability to work from home when imperative (in 48 reviews)

  • Work-life balance, and smart people to work with are pluses in working here (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management can get very paranoid about their job security (in 16 reviews)

  • This only furthers my belief that the lay offs are due to poor planning (in 10 reviews)

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    Aciom

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Conway, AR

    I worked at Acxiom

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to move up

    Cons

    Promote people before they're ready
    No loyalty to staff
    Layoffs every 3 to 5 years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Advertising

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    Former Employee - Advertising in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Advertising in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Acxiom

    Pros

    Big name in data with fortune 500 brands

    Cons

    Depressing environment, horrible commute, lack of transparency, lack of culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step away from Arkansas mentality and embrace San Francisco

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A place to start, but not a long term career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acxiom

    Pros

    Good pay. Flexible hours. Some good people left.

    Cons

    Poor leadership. Frequent layoffs. No accountability for poor leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit firing people just to make poor 4th qtr numbers look marginally better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Coworkers. Unpredictable Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Acxiom

    Pros

    Smart people and good work/life balance. Ability to work remotely a few days a week.

    Cons

    I have worked here for about 2 years and have seen a constant restructuring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a strategy and stick with it. Promote from within as opposed to always looking outside.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Boring

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    Current Employee - Entry Digital Content Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Entry Digital Content Specialist in New York, NY

    I have been working at Acxiom full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Free munchies.

    Cons

    You get paid less compared to similar companies.
    Most people have to perform repetitive and meaningless tasks with the expectation of enthusiasm for the company's 'culture' and 'values,' which are mostly pointless ideals enforced by mediocre middle management that are also very basic. Lots of basic and boring types, with few edgy exceptions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so mediocre and vacuous.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Company has a great assets but lacks the correct leadership to make it successful.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acxiom

    Pros

    - Lots of great people to work with
    - Great Assets to be developed on
    - Employees are loyal
    - Good work/life balance

    Cons

    - Senior leadership doesn't know how to run a company or have any vision
    - Benefits are just ok at best
    - With lack of leadership comes frustration from employees, tough to get things done
    - Treat employees like numbers and don't value their abilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time for a shift in leadership, find and promote leaders who know what they are doing in the industry, take a vested interest in their knowledge and abilities, get to know your employees and what they can provide to the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Left after a company-wide pay cut.

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    Current Employee - Client Delivery Analyst in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Client Delivery Analyst in Conway, AR

    I have been working at Acxiom full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging, learned a lot of technical skills, fellow employees were great people.

    Cons

    Management was terrible. Executives were "good old boys" that only took care of themselves and cut the pay of all employees by 5%. It was only after I received another job offer that they offered to give me a pay raise. Too little, way too late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you keep your workers happy, they will be loyal and work hard for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Acxiom Response

    Nov 18, 2014Human Resources Operations

    Back in 2008, pay cuts were an unfortunate but necessary financial step for the company. Since then, we have reinstated those cuts and under the new management team in place since 2012, we have ... More

  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Senior Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acxiom full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, and smart people to work with are pluses in working here. Used to have ability to telecommute, which worked well.

    Cons

    Upper management hires outside consulting companies to make decisions for them. They have layoffs and one of the last ones got rid of many people with many year's experience (and knowledge).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the knee-jerk reaction to the marketplace and make solid business decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Leadership issues and instability

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Acxiom full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good core products and excellent client base. Exciting time for growth and innovation in the data industry. There are some really smart and dedicated people.

    Cons

    On-going reorgs, leaderships changes, layoffs. Organization is very fragmented. Individual leaders and divisions not well aligned. Gaps in operations and constant changes make it challenging to get things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company lacks operational strength. Need a COO to create consistency and excellence in this area. Product and sales people are filling in the gaps, and diverting focus from their goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Was a great employer, but lost all sense of direction and tried to veer to far from successful core products

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Acxiom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    Poor management, many of the managers have never managed before and are very poor communicators and completely violate policies on an ongoing basis. Managers on the Product team are caught up in looking good and producing nothing meaningful. HR is poor at best and the CEO trusts all the wrong people...just because they came from Google doesn't mean they can run your company!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean out the product team the right way, this past week all you did was get rid of more mid level team members when you should have cleaned out the VPs and Directors in Product Management. Pick a direction and stick with it based on products that earn money now, you cannot count on the promises from product that new products will make the company great again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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