Acquity Group

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Acquity Group Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
90 Reviews
2.8
90 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 9 reviews)

  • And an overall fun place to work with great clients (in 6 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Acquity Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment and great people to work with

    Cons

    lot of travel other than that not to many cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A Great Consulting Gig

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acquity Group full-time

    Pros

    Acquity really embraces the entrepreneurial spirit--encouraging employees to forge their own paths and expertise (as long as it fit with the company mission of course). A wide-range of clients and projects to keep you busy. Smart, smart people.

    Cons

    Assimilated by Accenture. The bureaucracy can be suffocating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to champion your Acquity resources to Accenture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company, dedicated leaders, amazing people and super clients

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Business Development in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The best consulting firm in the city if not country. Amazingly talented employees. And an overall fun place to work with great clients.

    Cons

    High growth brings challenges. The integration into Accenture shouldn't stifle creativity and agility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees. They are he heart of AG and now ACN. Take the time to honestly listen.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Technical Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acquity Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good salary. flexible work hours.

    Cons

    boring work env and the acquisition ruins a lot of things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Boiler room.

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

    I have been working at Acquity Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    its an entry level job.

    Cons

    pigeon holes you in sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    On its way down from peak in 2012

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate, Technology in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Associate, Technology in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Acquity Group full-time (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
  9. 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

  10. 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 (less than an 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
  11.  

    Dynamic and fast paced company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Acquity Group full-time (more than an 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

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