Acxiom Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
324 Reviews
3.0
324 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 is the best part of the job (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management can get very paranoid about their job security (in 15 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  

    Lacks Direction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acxiom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and the ability to work remotely.

    Cons

    Culture is not one of accountability. It can be difficult to track down the correct person to get a question answered. While everyone is usually willing to help when asked, it can be difficult to find them.

    Teams spread across multiple locations make it difficult to effectively collaborate. Cross Functional engagements can be difficult as different teams have different agendas/priorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in team building and development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Arkansas at-will employer, can fire you at any time

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    Former Employee - Senior Business and Technology Manager  in  Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Senior Business and Technology Manager in Conway, AR

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

    Pros

    Equal Arkansas benefits for its associates.

    Cons

    Tend to fire people when they have a bad quarter. Lacks long range plan to satisfy employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide respect and longivity to its employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Reliable big Data company in good industry but outpaced by creativity and proactiveness of competitors.

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    Former Employee - Global Accounts Leader  in  Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Global Accounts Leader in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at Acxiom full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Big Data company. Solid technical skillset.

    Cons

    Undifferentiated offerring. Need new aporach to market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Interview questions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acxiom full-time for more than a year

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional

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    Former Employee - Product and Engineering Group
    Former Employee - Product and Engineering Group

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

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sweat shop that stands behind their clients, not associates.

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator

    I worked at Acxiom full-time for more than 5 years

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lax working environment

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Acxiom full-time for more than a year

    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
  9.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst
    Current Employee - Research Analyst

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

    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
  10.  

    Better be perfect

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    Former Employee - Digital Content Specialist  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Digital Content Specialist in Nashville, TN

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

    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
  11.  

    Technologically boxed-in with your job

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    Current Employee - Solution Developer  in  Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Solution Developer in Conway, AR

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, and the ability to work from home are great. The executive team is enthusiastic and team leaders treat their people well.

    Cons

    Pay is below national average. Raises are small, and promotions to the next level within the job role aren't transparent. Overall, even though the execs are excited, the company feels like it's just standing still. And if your team has been using the same tech for 10 years, you'll likely keep using it for the next 10. There's no forward-thinking "what's this solution going to look like in 5 or 10 years?" type of engineering/architecting. No career growth potential that I can see.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace new technologies and branch out to more than just data marketing. Think bigger, global, and about ways we use data tech to better humanity. Nobody wants more ads, and I don't know anyone that doesn't use AdBlocker (or equivalent).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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