Acxiom Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
318 Reviews
3.0
318 Reviews
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Acxiom President & CEO Scott E. Howe
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127 Ratings

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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  1.  

    Lip Service

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acxiom full-time

    Pros

    One of the most collaborative environments I have ever worked in - except when dealing with the "agency". Some of the nicest people - except in NY - where they front a false sense of doing with "chatter".

    Cons

    So much continued reorganization that people are constantly ducking and covering for fall out. Sales management vascillates in culture every year. There is a lack of integration across the services and this promotes internal discord. Vision does not meet reality of implementation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a direction and stick with it for more than 12 months. This was a good company - but now it fosters is a culture of fear and distrust.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good learning experience, difficult dealing with management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acxiom

    Pros

    The people, the camaraderie, start-up environment/spirit

    Cons

    Classic larger company bureaucracy, mismanagement, cost cutting, lack of direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better leadership, more commitment to work-life balance and personal growth. Letting an office drift while the company came up with its game-plan was not a positive outcome.

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

    Good company, but lay off heavy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, AR

    I worked at Acxiom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible, good environment, great people

    Cons

    Lay offs every time the wind blows

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a way to cut costs without laying off your talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Could be a Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acxiom full-time

    Pros

    Finally starting to break away from the legacy systems and programs that have held them back for years.
    Great Senior Leadership is starting to make a difference for this company.
    They released their first new product in over a decade recently and hopefully that is just the tip of the iceburg.

    Cons

    subpar benefits package - they really should consider their employees not just the stock share price.
    constant layoffs
    more focused on hiring overpriced "talent" in CA than developing the loyal talent they already have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start valuing your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Interesting but challenging

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acxiom full-time

    Pros

    Continued re-invention of company focus with interesting product innovation. Some smart people. Opportunity to learn if you're a self starter. Strong client base. Some positions offer flexible work hours and ability to work from home.

    Cons

    Lack of common vision, integration and cooperation across lines of business creates friction and limits value to customers, and stockholders.
    Continued re-organization and employee turnover creates challenge in getting things done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add COO

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Just a number

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    Current Employee - Public Records Associate  in  Independence, OH
    Current Employee - Public Records Associate in Independence, OH

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

    Pros

    -good pay
    -quality training
    -nice coworkers
    -good lunchroom facilities

    Cons

    -you're just a number
    -land of cubicles
    -lateness will get you fired

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for, with a bright future ahead of it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acxiom full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    This company is an industry leader and has a CEO with the vision to grow the company significantly over the next few years. I feel the salaries are competitive, the benefits are competitive, and the work/life balance is outstanding.

    Cons

    This company is one of the biggest employers in Central Arkansas. Many people have worked here for decades, so it's hard when changes occur and people lose their jobs. There's not a lot of other options for people in this area who are used to making a certain salary at Acxiom and then lose their job in a layoff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue making the right decisions to grow the business, and be as up-front and transparent as you can be about where we're headed and what that means.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Delivery Analyst

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    Current Employee - Decision Support Analyst  in  Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Decision Support Analyst in Little Rock, AR

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, with excellent training and continuing education programs.

    Cons

    Company is currently going through a delayering process. It creates a lot of tension and anxiety.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work, exited to where these changes lead the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Still a good company

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Conway, AR

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

    Pros

    The people are the best thing about this company. You also have opportunities to learn and grow if you have the right leadership. The flexibility and time off schedule is also a bonus. This company is a great company to work for in the area if you have a family.

    Cons

    The instability of middle and upper management and the constant reorgs can be a little stressful. The company is also siloed to the point of making it very difficult to get things done. The benefits are okay but they could be better.

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

    Lots of changes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Excellent, experienced and supportive mid-management, competitive wages, decent benefits. Company is developing interesting but unproven technology, there is potential but also tons of uncertainty. It's probably not a bad opportunity if you live on the West Coast.

    Cons

    Current changes leave lots of people feel like they are no longer needed, shown by regular layoffs. It's not good to be an employee in Arkansas. Top management demands growth from old areas while reducing resources, they pour resources into new technologies with no results so far. As top management gets nervous of lack of growth and no takers for new technology, the environment is getting politicized and tense. Much touted "delayering" barely scratched management, most layoffs come from regular employees in Arkansas. New outside hires in upper leadership are clueless, they cling to their sponsors while terrorizing their groups. It's hard to explain to your kids what the company does, and then try to convince them it's actually a good thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The market is changing, but this is not a Kodak situation, you don't have to destroy the old business to be successful. Don't kill what's working and generating profits, keep nurturing it and it will support the new technology.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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