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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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  

    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acxiom

    Pros

    Acxiom has a great product / vision and i believe they have an opportunity to grow

    Cons

    If you are not a part of the 'good ole Arkansas boys' it's difficult to climb the ladder

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst run billion dollar public company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Still have some good people left in the company

    Cons

    Horrible leadership. Have hired 3 consulting companies due to the fact they don't know how to run the company. CRO has ruined the moral of the company. There is no two way communication and she doesn't know anything about running a software product company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in a qualified true sales leader before it's too late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Large corporation with little coordination

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

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

    Pros

    Acxiom is a good stepping stone to your career. You will learn a lot, and meet many hard-working and caring coworkers.

    Cons

    My managers generally cared about my job satisfaction, but many times were not empowered to do much about it. Sometimes there is too much bureaucracy and too many levels of decision making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Coordinate different business units so that everyone knows who to contact for support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great opportunity for remote workers at the time

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acxiom full-time

    Pros

    Good training, great people, good benefits.

    Cons

    Arbitrary quotas, lack of foresight - constantly changing systems and sales programs.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Senior Project Manager from 2010 to 2013.

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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

    Acxiom values its employees. I would consider them an Employee-centric company.

    Cons

    Acxiom has struggled with its organizational identity having reorganized at the highest level of the corporate structure with each change of leadership. Hopefully this latest restructuring will be provide for a more profitable, effective and stable business environment..

    The elimination of a Project Management Office to support and maintain a strong project management function in Acxiom's project-centric business has in my opinion weakened that discipline. The realignment by industry of the project managers could have been accomplished through a matrixed structure with a centralized-PMO organization to manage the training, development and transition across industry boundaries as business needs dictated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus on employee development at all levels - entry (e.g. college hires), junior (3 to 10) and senior (10+). Including transitional and cross training.

    Consider reestablishing a project management office. See comments above.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Company has great corporate values and is a industry leader in privacy. Very good work-life balance 90% of the time. Strong team environment, great people, one of the highest % of long term employees. Very little politics in most parts of the company.

    Cons

    Cumbersome system for career progression. It's better than it used to be but still a pain. While it's still a good company to work for, lay-offs that have occurred over the past 5+ years have caused it to lose it's position in top 100 companies to work for that it once held.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good, but still needs work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lots of vacation, nice people, relaxed atmosphere. Finally moved to a new building & they provide free lunch, better coffee and plenty of snack options.

    Cons

    Lower pay. All the process makes it hard to get things done. Some decisions are made at the top that really effect those at the bottom...meaning longer hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Too many people been at Acxiom way way too long!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Some people have worked at this company for 35-40 years. These people have mastered the technique of doing absolutely no work. Interviews to work at Acxiom are easy - but new employees normally have no idea what their job will be. Newer senior management from companies like Google, Electronic Arts and Microsoft - yet they have no clue how to make this company work and improve sales.

    Cons

    Layoffs are are now a quarterly thing. However, the layoffs are mainly to get rid of the newer people that are trying to do good & make a difference. The older staff try to sabotage the newer staff and have them terminated. This includes people up to the director level. Not all are bad, but the majority in IT are horrid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of many people in at the director level as well as the senior managers. These people are the main part of the problem. Evaluate at the senior level those that are going be part of the layoffs to ensure management at the director level are not just trying to get rid of those that are outperforming the whole group. This company is headed towards a total meltdown that will evaporate the product line quickly. Pay is very low compared to industry standards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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