Acxiom

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Acxiom Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
410 Reviews
2.9
410 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. Featured Review

     

    Incredible Employer

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    • 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 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acxiom

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn mainly for a beginner .

    Cons

    Not a big growth for your career.

  3.  

    I have worked at Acxiom for 10 years and have no plans to look elsewhere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Expert Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Expert Systems Engineer

    I have been working at Acxiom full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I love the people I work with and my team...and the technology we get to work with is great. Flexible work schedule really helps out, as well as the option to telecommute, and it makes a difference in trying to balance work and life. Granted there will be days that are long and stressful, but in the tech industry it's expected. For the size of our company, I think the health benefits are wonderful and they're only improving on the benefits packages year after year. All the people that complained about pay cuts and such need to realize that it was a VOTE put out to the workers to decide if they would take a pay cut or layoff their coworkers...obviously we all took the pay cut. Now that the recession is moving out, things are picking up and business is great!

    Cons

    There can be a lot of long days/weeks/months...but the recognition makes up for it (i.e. bonuses, extra PDO, awards, etc.). The Sales team can get a little aggressive at times and sometimes make promises they shouldn't; however, with the wonderful and clever people we employ here at Acxiom, we find ways to make it work. As far as promotions out of the trenches they can sometimes be slim, but those that deserve them eventually receive them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better group training opportunities would be great. Bring back playtime for the workers...we used to have all sorts of game rooms where we could blow off steam and relax between meetings, but they took away the Wii...then again, most people work from home now too. Perhaps there is a coorelation?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Transition that is taking a long time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Current Employee - Sales Executive

    I have been working at Acxiom full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people that want to help. Flexible schedules. Traditional products with data and data integrity are solid. However, need to adapt quickly to changing client needs.

    Cons

    The recent changes are causing a lot of anxiety and people are leaving. Benefits are so so. The company needs a firm direction and needs to get moving. The transition to digital is taking way too long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate accurately and get the show on the road.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Challenging environment with rewarding work

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment and vast product offerings for your clients.

    Cons

    Gap in R&D caused a dry year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Product

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager
    Former Employee - Product Manager

    I worked at Acxiom

    Pros

    Good place to work. Great teammates and colleague

    Cons

    Lack of clear vision and communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Acxiom is trying to change from envelopes to internet

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acxiom

    Pros

    Decent benefits, people are good to work with

    Cons

    Trying to change the overall business is very challenging

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    All in all pretty good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Little Rock, AR

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, home office option (geographic freedom), high profile clients, nice people

    Cons

    Leadership needs improvement, muddled strategy, sometimes over-promises clients, old-boy Arkansas mafia holds the company back.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Campaign Services

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The office environment in the NY office appeals to the 30-and-under crowd is a ton of fun if you are willing to take part. Senior Managers (not to be confused with Directors) are very flexible, deliver results, care about your development and offer a flexible work schedule. The company offers ongoing training and good opportunities for those fresh out of college to get their foot into client services.

    Cons

    Compensation in the NY office is very poor; management struggles with retention as a result and employees are forced to leave or transfer to other departments for growth. Qualified associates based in the NY offices are passed over for promotions because it is cheaper to promote and hire in the Nashville offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reevaluate compensation in NY and CA; recognize valuable employees by compensating them fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Aciom

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Conway, AR

    I worked at Acxiom

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to move up

    Cons

    Promote people before they're ready
    No loyalty to staff
    Layoffs every 3 to 5 years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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