Acxiom

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Acxiom Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.8 307 reviews

76% Approve of the CEO

Acxiom President & CEO Scott E. Howe

Scott E. Howe

(118 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance with the ability to work from home when imperative (in 46 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is the best part of the job (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • No bonuses unless in sales or extreme upper management (in 13 reviews)

  • Pay cuts for everyone too, with no criteria for attaining again (in 9 reviews)

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    Stagnant

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFreebies, 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.

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Zero job security

    Developer (Current Employee) Little Rock, AR

    ProsWork load is decent, flexible hours. Ability to work from home

    ConsNo job security, they have layoffs pretty much every year. And they are random too. They will hire executives and pay them in millions, who will then announce that we need to cut costs, resulting in firings all over the board. And promotions are very hard too. Also need newer senior managers. Some of them have been with Axiom for 20 years and are not ready for the new direction the company is taking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop laying people off. And try to retain the talented ones

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lacks Direction

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible work schedule and the ability to work remotely.

    ConsCulture is not one of accountability. It can be difficult to track down the correct person to get a question answered. While everyone is usually willing to help when asked, it can be difficult to find them.

    Teams spread across multiple locations make it difficult to effectively collaborate. Cross Functional engagements can be difficult as different teams have different agendas/priorities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in team building and development.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Dysfunctional

    Product and Engineering Group (Former Employee)

    ProsWork colleagues are wonderful. The best group of people I have ever worked with over 25+ years experience. Everyone pulls together. If there is a problem, no one points a finger. Everyone just wants to move forward and fix the problem; make things work; keep the client happy. Great attitude with everyone across the business I worked with!

    ConsNo systems or processes to get the job done. The company is successful only because of the grass root efforts of the employees pulling together. In my area there was no vision or direction nor management trust. Every day was crisis management. We all felt like abused children wondering what the next day might bring. Unnecessary and non-productive stress. 60 - 80 hour weeks are the norm.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop fighting one another for turf. Give your employees the systems and processes to enable the work to be done. Trust your staff.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sweat shop that stands behind their clients, not associates.

    Systems Administrator (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company has a lot of great knowledge in their associates and most are willing to help out.

    ConsThey will work you to death. Around the clock, 24 hours a day 365 days a year and think nothing of it. They will call you on vacation, during holidays, etc. They will stand behind the client or customer instead of backing their employee. Acxiom Associates lie to the clients to make sure the customer is satisfied.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Technologically boxed-in with your job

    Solution Developer (Current Employee) Conway, AR

    ProsFlexible hours, and the ability to work from home are great. The executive team is enthusiastic and team leaders treat their people well.

    ConsPay is below national average. Raises are small, and promotions to the next level within the job role aren't transparent. Overall, even though the execs are excited, the company feels like it's just standing still. And if your team has been using the same tech for 10 years, you'll likely keep using it for the next 10. There's no forward-thinking "what's this solution going to look like in 5 or 10 years?" type of engineering/architecting. No career growth potential that I can see.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmbrace new technologies and branch out to more than just data marketing. Think bigger, global, and about ways we use data tech to better humanity. Nobody wants more ads, and I don't know anyone that doesn't use AdBlocker (or equivalent).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good learning experience, difficult dealing with management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people, the camaraderie, start-up environment/spirit

    ConsClassic larger company bureaucracy, mismanagement, cost cutting, lack of direction

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed better leadership, more commitment to work-life balance and personal growth. Letting an office drift while the company came up with its game-plan was not a positive outcome.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Just a number

    Public Records Associate (Current Employee) Independence, OH

    Pros-good pay
    -quality training
    -nice coworkers
    -good lunchroom facilities

    Cons-you're just a number
    -land of cubicles
    -lateness will get you fired

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Exit Strategy

    Software Developer (Former Employee) Little Rock, AR

    Pros-If you have requisite dev/programming skills you can get exposure to some cutting edge stuff
    -If you're on the right team your can learn a lot about Big Data/Analytics

    Cons-There's a lot of infighting, conflict between old Arkansas guard and Silicon Valley contingent
    -Long hours, relatively low pay and really poor benefits
    -There are better places to work in the Valley
    -Senior management on the whole are poor, infrequent communicators (hey, maybe by design?)
    -Not a long term career choice

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone. They're doing a great job preparing the company for eventual sale to the highest bidder (see recent BlueKai purchase by Oracle). Capitalism at work. Bravo!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Never-ending reorganization and layoffs

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAbility to work remotely and team with global associates

    ConsI had an average of 1.5 bosses per year. Hard work is expected and performed by most, but poorly rewarded.

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