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30+ days ago

Group Account Director

AKQA San Francisco, CA

The Group Account Director sets the vision for all partnerships and ensures seamless delivery across the Client Services team. The candidate must be… Ivy Exec


30+ days ago

Strategy Director

AKQA San Francisco, CA

Understands how business, brands and customers interact, with deep knowledge of the role that technology plays in this relationship.Experience in… Ivy Exec


23 days ago

Media Supervisor

AKQA San Francisco, CA

Media Supervisors are responsible for planning, implementation and tracking of media campaigns. They are primary client contacts and set the… Ivy Exec


30+ days ago

Senior Media Planner

AKQA San Francisco, CA

Build and maintain strong relationships within the Media Community and negotiate the most competitive rates possible.Utilize 3rd party research tools… Ivy Exec


23 days ago

Associate Analytics Director

AKQA San Francisco, CA

Analytics Directors have a passion for data and the positive impact it can have on ideas and solutions we develop for clients. You will understand… Ivy Exec


30+ days ago

Technical Delivery Manager

AKQA San Francisco, CA

You will love working in a team of highly skilled people, all with strong opinions about various technologies, frameworks and approaches to delivery… Ivy Exec


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    Former Employee - Campaign Manager in San Francisco, CA

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    Pros

    If you are looking to jumpstart your career or get the experience you have been craving in the marketing/ad industry then AKQA is definitely a place to get it. My 1.5 years here was easily the most challenging and educational time of my life. I recommend anyone in the marketing industry to be in advertising for at least a year. It teaches you so much about not just the industry but professionalism and how to build an overall work ethic. Having such big clients really makes you work that much harder because one wrong move and you can lose a million dollar client. The people here are definitely some of the best in the business.

    Perk wise, well... 80% of health is paid for, pre-tax commuter benefits, subsidized massage every other week (if you can find a slot), subsidized acupuncturist every other week (again, if you can find a slot). Fancy expresso machines with artisan coffee bean (sight glass, blue bottle, etc) when the machine is not broken. Twice a week free yoga in-house (these are awesome fyi) and 'magic hour' session once a week (think bootcamp but with a pep talk)

    Cons

    If you are looking for great pay and you're not senior management then you're looking in the wrong place. AKQA does NOT pay industry standard. It's far from it. Their pay scale needs a serious revamp in terms of offering the right amount of money given anyone's experience. It almost reflects that of a government rubric where certain types of positions gets between X-Y amount and so on. But being the ad industry with so much turnover, I can see why offering more money may or may not be worth it.

    For a company with this kind of revenue stream and reputation, you would think there would be MORE perks such as free snacks and drinks, which by now is an industry staple in SF. Instead of providing such simple things, they try to mask their frugality with other 'perks' like a daily green drink which is usually kale and other things smoothie. Not a bad thing but not everyone is into that and I think they know it.

    Also, unless you're one of the bigger accounts and doing creative (audi, jordan, activision, etc) then don't expect to ever be recognized by the company as a whole. All of the all-hands are only ever focused on their biggest accounts and everyone else is not even mentioned.

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    Perhaps offering higher salaries would help with retention better.

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