Acxiom

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Acxiom Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
340 Reviews
2.9
340 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 23 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at Acxiom full-time (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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product and Engineering Group
    Former Employee - Product and Engineering Group

    I worked at Acxiom full-time (more than an 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sweat shop that stands behind their clients, not associates.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator

    I worked at Acxiom full-time (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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lax working environment

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

    I have been working at Acxiom full-time (more than an 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
  6.  

    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

    I worked at Acxiom full-time (less than an 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
  7.  

    Rewarding early in my career. Good company if your on an account with a stable long term account

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solution Developer in Downers Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Solution Developer in Downers Grove, IL

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

    Pros

    A challenging company with many fortune 500 companies. Can learn many different programming languages, 3’rd party applications and system environments depending on clients’ size and needs.

    Cons

    A Business company, they will cut their employees based on clients service level agreements. If your client leaves you need to find another client quickly or your let go. No loyalty to their employees!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some loyalty to employees who worked and contributed to the companies success.

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

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

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

    I have been working at Acxiom full-time

    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
  9.  

    Good company to work for with flexible Schedule

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

    I have been working at Acxiom full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Flexibility to work from home
    - Adjustable timings and nice work ambiance
    - Knowledgeable co-workers and great training materials

    Cons

    - Lots of meetings
    - Unstable work culture
    - Frequent Lay-offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward the talented workers often and they will stay with the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    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

    I have been working at Acxiom full-time (more than an year)

    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
  11.  

    Good place to start an IT career.

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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good place to start an IT career. Provides a good understanding of data management and technology. Pretty good benefits and work environment. People you work with is the greatest pro of the company.

    Cons

    Salary is below median. It may be thought that since it is HQ'd out of AR it should have lower than national average salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to the talent that is already in the company. There are many solid performers that can contribute to the transformation of the company for its next iteration.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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