Acxiom

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Acxiom Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
385 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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    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
  2. 4 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
  3.  

    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 an 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

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leadership issues and instability

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6. 1 person 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product Marketer

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    Former Employee - Product Marketer in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Product Marketer in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Acxiom full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, competitive salary, lots of learning/training opportunities

    Cons

    Terrible HR experience - individuals are fine, but mediocre management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Conway, AR

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

    Pros

    Acxiom is probably the most technology driven company in Arkansas. You dig in and you can learn a lot.

    Cons

    Long hours. Let me type that again. Long hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Weak Leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great vision developed for company.

    Cons

    Top leadership has no idea of how to make it happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Board should replace senior leadership with executives who know how to make it happen.

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

    Company is dying

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acxiom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best things are the flexible schedule and the paid time off. People are friendly most of the time to your face.

    Cons

    The pay is horrible. There is no real job security unless you are someone's favorite. There is a noticeable lack of diversity in senior management. They claim to have training for moving to different areas but there is no real follow through. It does no good to have a 2/3 day class if there isn't a way to practice what you've learned. There's only one place to eat on the entire campus. Too many meetings about nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the layoffs! Develop a better training program. Put people in management that recognize talent and leadership potential. Raise your base pay. This is not 1995. People are barely making it. No one should be around the same amount as retail worker.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Stagnant

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

    I worked at Acxiom full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freebies, office culture is on the laid back side of things, there's great benefits and tons of vacation time, and easy commute to the office.

    Cons

    Very very very poor leadership with upper management, and it is easy to become over-looked in a supportive role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some time out to work with EVERYONE on your team. not just account directors and account managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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