Acquity Group Reviews

Updated March 20, 2015
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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)

  • lackluster benefits: no 401K match, high cost for insurance, misleading PTO policy (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Hopefully the culture is better now that they were acquired by Accenture

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acquity Group full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Smart people, solid tech experience, good client portfolio

    Cons

    Don't work there if you are female. It is a very misogynistic culture.

    Advice to Management

    Thankfully the CEO was replaced once Accenture bought them. And I trust that Accenture has enough mature policies and HR in place to prevent the type of behavior that Acquity group felt was appropriate.


  2. developer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acquity Group (More than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    pre-merger it was a great smaller company with a great sense of community and people willing to help each other

    Cons

    post-merger it became very strict, less friendly environment, people lost their jobs, other feared being fired


  3. Helpful (1)

    After acquisition, not as good as advertised

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Acquity Group full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Well known after being acquired by Accenture. Competitive Salary, Ability to work from home.

    Cons

    Large company, not a great 401(k), not a very creative environment, transition to Accenture greatly impacted culture.


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  5. Great Place

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment and great people to work with

    Cons

    lot of travel other than that not to many cons

    Advice to Management

    none keep it up


  6. A Great Consulting Gig

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acquity Group full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Continue to champion your Acquity resources to Accenture.


  7. Great company, dedicated leaders, amazing people and super clients

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Technical Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acquity Group full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    good salary. flexible work hours.

    Cons

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


  9. Helpful (1)

    Boiler room.

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

    I have been working at Acquity Group full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    its an entry level job.

    Cons

    pigeon holes you in sales.


  10. Helpful (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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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Helpful (5)

    On its way down from peak in 2012

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

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



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