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Acxiom Reviews in Arkansas

Updated November 28, 2014
Updated November 28, 2014
385 Reviews
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385 Reviews
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Acxiom President & CEO Scott E. Howe
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work life balance with the ability to work from home when imperative (in 48 reviews)

  • Work-life balance, and smart people to work with are pluses in working here (in 25 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management can get very paranoid about their job security (in 16 reviews)

  • This only furthers my belief that the lay offs are due to poor planning (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Politics and inability or unwillingness of leadership to walk their talk

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Conway, AR

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

    Pros

    Opportunity does exist to move around internally.

    Cons

    Working as a consumer data business in the age of hightened privacy concerns is less than ideal. Even though leadership says they value being challenged in the hallway, it's not advised. What they really mean is "tell us how great we're doing." A hero culture is rewarded - "Joey came in over the weekend to make sure this release got into production. Yay!" That tends to send the wrong message to employees, even if subconsciously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example. It's not what you say, but how you behave. If you want perspective and employee loyalty, get out of the ivory towers and work next to the front line employees. You may learn a few things.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Solutions Architect Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect Intern in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect Intern in Conway, AR

    I worked at Acxiom part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of time to work on school work

    When you do have work it does give you a good feel for what you may be going into

    Cons

    Not really a whole lot of a work for interns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe only let certain people who do some kind of training be mentors to interns

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Incredible Employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Products and Solutions in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Global Products and Solutions in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at Acxiom part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing remote and telework options.
    Great HR Practices
    Amazing systems and cutting-edge technology and IT capabilities.
    Great work atmosphere.
    Extremely agile organization - realign resources efficiently to meet client and stake-holder needs.

    Cons

    I Honestly can't think of any. If you work hard you can pretty much choose your team and type of assignment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Not What It Used to Be

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR

    I have been working at Acxiom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Option to work from home in certain positions for things like inclement weather, appointments, sick kids, etc.

    Cons

    The current leadership seems to be making policy changes without making announcements to the associates regarding the changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to open lines of communication between management and associates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Sofware Developer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Little Rock, AR

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

    Pros

    Paid Days Off, Volunteering hours, Great Benefit, Discounted Stock Options, Remote working, Education Assistance, Challenging work environment.

    Cons

    Higher up Management will not care about your career development. Reluctant to new methods.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Left after a company-wide pay cut.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Delivery Analyst in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Client Delivery Analyst in Conway, AR

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

    Pros

    Challenging, learned a lot of technical skills, fellow employees were great people.

    Cons

    Management was terrible. Executives were "good old boys" that only took care of themselves and cut the pay of all employees by 5%. It was only after I received another job offer that they offered to give me a pay raise. Too little, way too late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you keep your workers happy, they will be loyal and work hard for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Acxiom Response

    Nov 18, 2014Human Resources Operations

    Back in 2008, pay cuts were an unfortunate but necessary financial step for the company. Since then, we have reinstated those cuts and under the new management team in place since 2012, we have ... More

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Wonderful people to work with. Not a fan of the CEO. Off strategy.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at Acxiom full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Good people.

    Cons

    Really just the CEO. He makes poor choice after poor choice in who he trusts. Can't deliver on his strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on the fundamentals. Scott Howe was a huge mistake. He picks the wrong people for leadership. He's been a total fail in marketing.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, people, community. Flexible arrangements such as working from home or flexible hours.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Little Rock, AR

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

    Pros

    Flexible, opportunities to learn, good personal life and work balance

    Cons

    Acxiom has gone though quite a few reorgs and lay-offs. It is also a little difficult to advance in career at certain fields. Senior position might be as far as you can go. Salary appears lower than for the same position in similar industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Just ok

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

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

    Pros

    People here are so nice

    Cons

    The CEO is unreliable, make bad decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to learn

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

    I worked at Acxiom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Acxiom is probably the most technology driven company in Arkansas. You dig in and you can learn a lot.

    Cons

    Long hours. Let me type that again. Long hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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