Acxiom

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Acxiom Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
385 Reviews
2.9
385 Reviews
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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.  

    Company has a great assets but lacks the correct leadership to make it successful.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acxiom

    Pros

    - Lots of great people to work with
    - Great Assets to be developed on
    - Employees are loyal
    - Good work/life balance

    Cons

    - Senior leadership doesn't know how to run a company or have any vision
    - Benefits are just ok at best
    - With lack of leadership comes frustration from employees, tough to get things done
    - Treat employees like numbers and don't value their abilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time for a shift in leadership, find and promote leaders who know what they are doing in the industry, take a vested interest in their knowledge and abilities, get to know your employees and what they can provide to the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good people to work with.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acxiom

    Pros

    I had a very positive experience working here.

    Cons

    Poor track record for providing additional training.

    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    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
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    Politics and inability or unwillingness of leadership to walk their talk

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    • 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
  6.  

    Work environment is fantastic!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acxiom

    Pros

    1. no micro-management
    2. work/life balance
    3. AMAZING co-workers that become like family

    Cons

    1. insurance has a large deductible
    2. don't 100% match 401k
    3. layoffs in the industry aren't uncommon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Not What It Used to Be

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    • 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
  9.  

    eh

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

    I worked at Acxiom

    Pros

    good pay and the benefits descent

    Cons

    overworked, under staffed, mass confusion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get more people and stop worrying about your bonus based on stock price

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Software Engineer Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Acxiom as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    1. Good working environment, new office.
    2. Brillant co-workers, dynamic development environment.
    3. Great place for intern.

    Cons

    Sometimes cut off people. Otherwise no Cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make improvement ..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Left after a company-wide pay cut.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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