Acxiom
2.8 of 5 271 reviews
www.acxiom.com Little Rock, AR 5000+ Employees

Acxiom Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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2.8 271 reviews

                             

77% Approve of the CEO

Acxiom President & CEO Scott E. Howe

Scott E. Howe

(96 ratings)

39% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "The best thing have to be the ability to work from home when needed"
    in 38 reviews
  • "Work/life balance is the best part of the job"
    in 15 reviews
Cons:
  • "The instability of middle and upper management and the constant reorgs can be a little stressful"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Pay cuts for everyone too, with no criteria for attaining again"
    in 9 reviews
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Great experience for better paying job

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Conway, AR

I worked at Acxiom full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat education and experience building job. People are fun to work with and generally very skilled and upbeat when not in layoff times. Core benefits are competitive for area. Flexible schedules with good vacation plan.

ConsLow pay. Impossibly slow advancement system. Lay offs are capricious and constant. No bonuses unless in sales or extreme upper management. Stock plan requires too long to vest. Very politically driven environment.

Advice to Senior ManagementCherish skilled employees and pay them a competitive salary. Advance them financially and hierarchically. Assuming people who made it through decades of layoffs are the best employees is not always true. They sometimes just kept their head down. The IT field is very competitive for talent. Hoping you can get regionally stuck employees will not advance your company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Interesting Place to Work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Acxiom

ProsVery Flexible in terms of work schedule, Good Health Benefits. always something to do. If you don't like to be stuck on the same project for years there is opportunity to move from project to project and keep variety.

Conslandscape is always changing. re-orgs make sense at times; however, there is a lack of communication on how the new org should work. About the time people finally figure it out it is changed again.

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Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Little Rock, AR

I have been working at Acxiom part-time for less than a year

ProsFlexible work hours and very innovative

Consinefficiency in communications, slow in emails, a lot of conference calls

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company, but lay off heavy

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Conway, AR

I worked at Acxiom full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFlexible, good environment, great people

ConsLay offs every time the wind blows

Advice to Senior ManagementFigure out a way to cut costs without laying off your talent

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Acxiom Corporation

Account Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Acxiom full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSmart hard-working client-facing teams. Adequate perks, benefits and training opportunities. Top of the market products and solutions.

ConsChallenged with executing vision. Management team typically not on board with executive leadership team in executing mission. Difficult to rise through organization.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore honest company-wide communication. Share more detail on vision, mission and organizational structure.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Could be a Great Company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Acxiom full-time

ProsFinally starting to break away from the legacy systems and programs that have held them back for years.
Great Senior Leadership is starting to make a difference for this company.
They released their first new product in over a decade recently and hopefully that is just the tip of the iceburg.

Conssubpar benefits package - they really should consider their employees not just the stock share price.
constant layoffs
more focused on hiring overpriced "talent" in CA than developing the loyal talent they already have.

Advice to Senior Managementstart valuing your employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A good company....employees are spoiled

Client Services Manager (Former Employee)
Little Rock, AR

I worked at Acxiom full-time for more than 8 years

ProsVery flexible company, makes for a good life outside of work

ConsPay isn't high and company does have layoffs quite often

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Decision Support Analyst (Former Employee)
Little Rock, AR

I worked at Acxiom full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFree to move to other functions is a specific role isn't working out.
Education reimbursement.
Work from home.

ConsSalary was a little on the low side

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more and you'll keep your better employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Interesting but challenging

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Acxiom full-time

ProsContinued re-invention of company focus with interesting product innovation. Some smart people. Opportunity to learn if you're a self starter. Strong client base. Some positions offer flexible work hours and ability to work from home.

ConsLack of common vision, integration and cooperation across lines of business creates friction and limits value to customers, and stockholders.
Continued re-organization and employee turnover creates challenge in getting things done.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdd COO

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Nice

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Acxiom

ProsNice when getting out of college

ConsLayoffs are fairly common. Expect major layoffs every 2 or 3 years.

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