Acxiom Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Acxiom President & CEO Scott E. Howe
Scott E. Howe
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Pros
  • It's possible to work from home (in 48 reviews)

  • It's easy to have a good work life balance (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management hires outside consulting companies to make decisions for them (in 16 reviews)

  • Lay offs every time the wind blows (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Incredible Employer

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    Former Employee - Global Products and Solutions in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Global Products and Solutions in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acxiom part-time (Less than a 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.


  2. Constant change of direction and reorgs prevent career growth

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to work from home LiveRamp is a hot product Friendly people Opportunity to learn Work - life balance

    Cons

    Sr. Management is light on female representation. Promotions and hires tend to be given instead of posting for the position creates a fraternity atmosphere. New reorganization limits income potential for sales people. Not an organization with a true sales hunter mindset- if you are a hunter this organization will be highly frustrating to you. Culture is to have multiple people do a job only one person is required for. Empowerment of emplyees has been taken away.

    Advice to Management

    Empower people to make decisions and hold them accountable. Accountability with no empowerment is futile.


  3. Nice place to work but no raises

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    Former Employee - Solutions Manager in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Solutions Manager in Conway, AR
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly, relaxed atmosphere, most managers allow working from home (some more than others), good salaries for region.(but no raises after)

    Cons

    IT management is one guy and all his buddies. Continue to bring in more high priced management and nothing for the ones that have been there keeping things running. CEO continues to fail with initiatives and openly says so...in a very inspiring way...so more outsiders/consultants hired.

    Advice to Management

    A bunch of new systems wont solve the management problem.


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  5. Great Products but too many changes on strategy

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    Current Employee - Vice President Global Partner Services in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President Global Partner Services in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Products, high quality services, 100% in the US.

    Cons

    Too many changes in the strategy


  6. Finance team

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance (depends on your team) They are very supportive if you have family related errands. Working from home flexibility helps.

    Cons

    No opportunity to grow. Not enough ambitious employees

    Advice to Management

    Start a rotational program so employees are excited about change.


  7. Never feel safe while working there

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    Former Employee - Client Delivery Analyst in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Client Delivery Analyst in Conway, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acxiom full-time

    Pros

    Great people Great work environment Work from home Ok Pay Casual dress

    Cons

    -Bad with giving raises -Worst thing of all is their layoffs. I got caught up in the last layoff after being there for several years. You never feel safe because they layoff 100+ employees almost every year.

    Advice to Management

    Work on Sales and don't punish the other workers for their lack of sales.


  8. VP

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company has great potential for market dominance. Smart people. Hard working and loyal team.

    Cons

    Poor leadership. Lack of concern (no communication) or recognition (raises) for employees who have worked hard and remained loyal through the tough times. Salaries are lower than industry average and goals are unrealistic based upon lack of innovation and slow to market products. Loss of great talent as of late due to lack of executive vision and leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize employees who HAVE stayed and performed. Raises are necessary to keep talent and make them feel appreciated. Those who remain can help you hit future goals if rewarded properly. Adjust comp plans to reflect market value. You will continue to lose talented people if you don't course correct. Stick with products that customers need to run their businesses better and try not to be all things to all clients.


  9. Software Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acxiom full-time

    Pros

    Work From Home Bosses are understanding

    Cons

    Some times Acxiom has layoffs


  10. Campaign Operations Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and WFH options

    Cons

    No company culture. You do your job and go home.


  11. Be careful

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Historically Acxiom had great people with tons of experience. CEO has tried to dramatically change the business model so there are a lot of newbies. Overall it's a smart group of very nice people.

    Cons

    Can't figure out a growth model. Lots of promises made to The Street. Multiple strategy changes in the last 4 years including a dramatic shift away from its core database business. Database is back in vogue after determining SaaS model could not replace the revenues. Some really bad and very expensive hires at senior levels. Now a new crop is in. Tough to have confidence it'll find its way.

    Advice to Management

    New is not always better. Hire from within. There are very smart leaders who deserve a look, could grow the biz and just can't get noticed.



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