Acxiom Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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Acxiom President & CEO Scott E. Howe
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Seems like everything is going to the west coast and Austin, TX

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Conway, AR

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent place to get started in IT.
    Flexible work schedule.
    Nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Limited career growth.
    No training.
    Too many managers.
    Heavily reliant on outsourcing.

    Advice to Management

    Cut back on management and hire more actual workers.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great people, bad management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acxiom full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work with some of the most talented and pleasant people in the industry.

    Cons

    Employee layoffs are quarterly; no stability. Most people don't ever see it coming. The practice of having security escort laid off employees off campus is abhorrent. This is done to employees who have stolen or are getting fired - this should not be done to good people who have given their all to the company. How can you justify treating good people this way? It is unconscionable. And it conveys to the remaining employees how very little they are valued and how expendable they are... which does not help motivation or confidence in the company.

    Advice to Management

    It is clear to employees that you do not value them, despite what you tell them. It has permanently damaged the company culture.

  3. Survival of the fittest in full play

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager
    Former Employee - Product Manager

    I worked at Acxiom full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting projects, flexible hours, generous PTO, Amazing co-workers

    Cons

    Frequent re-orgs, top down management, chaotic

    Advice to Management

    While chasing the digital channels, don't ignore the core business

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Executive team is incompetent in leading the company and making major mistakes in M/A and leadership personnel decisions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Acxiom full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great and talented employees who have worked hard over the good and bad years, contributing greatly to company's value and heritage

    Cons

    The current executive team lacks consistency, focus, and knowledge to run the business. Also seems to be incapable of organizing a competent and mature leadership team

    Advice to Management

    CEO needs to learn to be humble for what he doesn't know. And reduce reliance and spending on outside consulting companies to make business decisions for him, and then lay off employees for the money over spent. Need to recognize and respect the importance of business domain knowledge for his leadership team to be effective.

  6. Aciom

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Conway, AR

    I worked at Acxiom

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to move up

    Cons

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

  7. Advertising

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advertising in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Advertising in Foster City, CA

    I worked at Acxiom

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big name in data with fortune 500 brands

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Step away from Arkansas mentality and embrace San Francisco

  8. A place to start, but not a long term career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acxiom

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. Flexible hours. Some good people left.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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

  9. Great Coworkers. Unpredictable Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Acxiom

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  10. Boring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Stop being so mediocre and vacuous.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Company has a great assets but lacks the correct leadership to make it successful.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acxiom

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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