Acquity Group

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Acquity Group Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
86 Reviews
2.6
86 Reviews
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Jay Dettling
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Strong in strategy work , I believe there are a few smart people left in the organization (in 8 reviews)

  • The people are nice and friendly (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Expensive benefits, no 401K match, non-existent flexible/unlimited PTO policy (in 8 reviews)

  • No 401K match, no clear vacation policy, horrible management (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Dynamic and fast paced company

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Acquity Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Dynamic company with high goals. They have been growing very rapidly since 2010. They have collected an impressive list of successes.

    Cons

    Company relies heavily on consultants ability to travel. Many consultants are traveling more then 70% of the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better staffing model, to accommodate consultants preferences.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Join this company only if you could be chicago headquarters or unless you are a great politician who could play remotely

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Technology  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Technology in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Acquity Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Less interference in approval of travel expenses

    Cons

    Dev center based at chicago are always right over the travelling consultants,
    Weak Leadership, back out from their own commitment almost every time
    No Appreciation of Extra work
    Leadership gives you Accenture policies when they have nothing else to hide their own selfish interests.
    BA's are hired just to speak and know nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be Strong, observe closely who works and who just chit chats.
    Keep your words.
    BA's should be technical BA's and not just loquacious grads.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Boiler room.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acquity Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    its an entry level job.

    Cons

    pigeon holes you in sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    On its way down from peak in 2012

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate, Technology  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Associate, Technology in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Acquity Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Reasonable benefits with Accenture 401k partial matching, stock-purchase program.

    Cons

    Exodus of smart people continues since acquisition. Projects are becoming more focused on outsourcing. Few opportunities for leadership growth with extra Accenture overhead. Hard to find good developers for projects due to turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your top employees aren't going to stick around when the culture is disappearing and the raises/bonuses whittle down every year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disfunctional management that is too quick to let good people go when there are gaps in workload.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Acquity Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Fun social events.

    Cons

    Could be a good company but doesn't typically have enough work and is quick to let great quality people and clients go when there are gaps in workload. There's little continuity and organization. Guess this is what you get when there are a bunch of geeks without management experience running things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more of an 'agency' approach and think of the total lifetime value of both employees and customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stability issues

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acquity Group

    Pros

    Smart co-workers, nice office environment, happy hour once a month (usually too busy to attend)

    Cons

    awful communication from management to staff, horrible benefits, work/life balance not good

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    High Turnover

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    Former Employee - Specialist  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Acquity Group for less than a year

    Pros

    In my mind, the acquisition by Accenture was a good thing. Very few agree.

    Cons

    Poor morale. Low energy and enthusiasm. High turnover. The company struggles with an inability to find the talent necessary to keep up with growth expectations. Old equipment. Disorganized. Poor communication. Very young and inexperienced. More senior professionals will likely feel like they are working with interns, which can be very frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going to adopt the Accenture way of doing things, you're going to need to make changes among leadership in areas of corporate support that is left over from a very different company. They're caught up in the old way of doing business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Acquisition ruining culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acquity Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Acquity has the remains of a great culture. It is a fast moving, challenging place to work. You'll come across some very, very bright people.

    Cons

    The founders sold to Accenture and have left. Farewell emails come in every other Friday. The people that have stuck around have to deal with the transition to Accenture, whose culture couldn't be more different. Enjoy using a cheap Dell, doing a PPA on a WBS for TPS reports, and having your projects run by people that have no experience in your field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Very smart, fun people to work with, and some good career growth opportunities within the organization.

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Acquity Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people, the interesting projects, advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Company grew very quickly, resulting in some disorganization and constantly changing internal initiatives (organization of business units would change every year or so). This may have changed as the company was recently acquired by Accenture.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible! Never join!

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Acquity Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    No 401K match, no clear vacation policy, horrible management. Even though Accenture has acquired them, operating management is the same. They have failed in delivering every project they have taken up, the list is endless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accenture should fire all the Acquity management folks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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