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Acxiom Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
315 Reviews

3.0
315 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 46 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is the best part of the job (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • No bonuses unless in sales or extreme upper management (in 13 reviews)

  • Pay cuts for everyone too, with no criteria for attaining again (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Acxiom, my favorite place to work!

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the working environment at Acxiom. On all levels the cooperation between coworkers and the drive to deliver for our clients is universal. Beginning my first five years ago I have been treated with respect and encouragement. I could not ask for a better atmosphere to spend 40+ hours a week in. The work life balance is excellant, our teams are flexable and work from home days are easily scheduled.

    Cons

    It would be wonderful if we had a better benefits package.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Acxiom is a good place to work.

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

    Pros

    Regular feedback, opportunities for training and advancement, competitive salaries, great benefits.

    Cons

    Has a history of frequent and sometimes arbitrary layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide whether or not you're going to support remote associates, and then either do or don't. Set more realistic growth goals. If you insist on cutting expenses team by team, give the team time to cut their own expeses instead of laying people off, which only puts the burden on the remaining team members and makes it even more difficult.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Interview questions

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

    Pros

    Got hands-on experience to different technologies. Worked with a great team. The higher management is very transparent with where the company is going. There are occasional team outings. Have plenty time-off.

    Cons

    Compensation has been slightly dissatisfying. Sometimes work can get overwhelming especially before big releases.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product and Engineering Group
    Former Employee - Product and Engineering Group

    Pros

    Work colleagues are wonderful. The best group of people I have ever worked with over 25+ years experience. Everyone pulls together. If there is a problem, no one points a finger. Everyone just wants to move forward and fix the problem; make things work; keep the client happy. Great attitude with everyone across the business I worked with!

    Cons

    No systems or processes to get the job done. The company is successful only because of the grass root efforts of the employees pulling together. In my area there was no vision or direction nor management trust. Every day was crisis management. We all felt like abused children wondering what the next day might bring. Unnecessary and non-productive stress. 60 - 80 hour weeks are the norm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop fighting one another for turf. Give your employees the systems and processes to enable the work to be done. Trust your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sweat shop that stands behind their clients, not associates.

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

    Pros

    The company has a lot of great knowledge in their associates and most are willing to help out.

    Cons

    They will work you to death. Around the clock, 24 hours a day 365 days a year and think nothing of it. They will call you on vacation, during holidays, etc. They will stand behind the client or customer instead of backing their employee. Acxiom Associates lie to the clients to make sure the customer is satisfied.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lax working environment

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

    Pros

    Work from home policy very lax (3-5days/wk OK with most managers)
    Tasks not very demanding
    Lots of exposure to different tools (due to lack of specialization of labor)

    Cons

    Politics over everything
    Management
    Teams never try to cooperate
    Lack of technical skill or interest
    Lots of layoffs
    Constant team changes and shuffling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire real consultants to improve your technical staff and workflow who have real exit plans on how to do project handoffs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, training classes, benefits are fair

    Cons

    No loyalty, overtime not compensated (depending on department)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Better be perfect

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Content Specialist  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Digital Content Specialist in Nashville, TN

    Pros

    Decent pay, amicable coworkers, horendous management, unnecessarily laborious training regimen.

    Cons

    If you make a mistake, you are history.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a little bit of lenience on your Content Specialists. They are human, they will make mistakes. Do not fire them the second they misspell a word.

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

    Acxiom is a very down to earth, flexible place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Release Engineer  in  Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Release Engineer in Conway, AR

    Pros

    I have been able to learn a lot about various different parts of software development since I've been here. Aside from the professional development, salary, and benefits. Acxiom also provides you with the ability to work from home whenever you need. Ample paid time off and an extremely casual work environment. It is a great place to have a rewarding, minimal stress, life-long career.

    Cons

    This hasn't affected me personally, but there has been several layoffs across the company that generally seem to be poor planning/training on management's part. As well as positions for those laid of being replaced almost immediately by less experienced employees. This only furthers my belief that the lay offs are due to poor planning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When considering job roles you have to not only take into account the role's purpose, but also much like in software, the role's life cycle. You have think about not only what the role will immediately provide, but also you have to plan how the role will evolve and how the skills that the employee filling that role will develop can be transferred to a new position when their current one is no longer needed. No job security is eternal, and companies have to start considering this if they want their business to be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Big Company, but Small Company Feel

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

    Pros

    Unbelievably flexible for a large company. You are responsible for your work, but can really work at any time. As long as you are well liked by the client.

    Cons

    This is a large company so there are hoops to jump through.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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