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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.  

    Just a number

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

    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
  2. 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

    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
  3. 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

    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
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  5. 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

    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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of changes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exit Strategy

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Little Rock, AR

    Pros

    -If you have requisite dev/programming skills you can get exposure to some cutting edge stuff
    -If you're on the right team your can learn a lot about Big Data/Analytics

    Cons

    -There's a lot of infighting, conflict between old Arkansas guard and Silicon Valley contingent
    -Long hours, relatively low pay and really poor benefits
    -There are better places to work in the Valley
    -Senior management on the whole are poor, infrequent communicators (hey, maybe by design?)
    -Not a long term career choice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. They're doing a great job preparing the company for eventual sale to the highest bidder (see recent BlueKai purchase by Oracle). Capitalism at work. Bravo!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you don't care about job security

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pays you money so you can pays bills

    Cons

    Lays you off. Forget about retirement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very difficult to acclimate

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect  in  Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Conway, AR

    Pros

    People are great to w ok with

    Cons

    Very difficult to learn about products because of lack of standardization and documentation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to people that have experience at other companies.. NIH is rampant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worked with talented, innovative developers but the company is siloed and working at cross purposes with itself

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    Former Employee - Product Manager
    Former Employee - Product Manager

    Pros

    Ability to telecommute and good technology to support telecommuting; great co-workers

    Cons

    Management is on a slash and burn rampage, laying off good people right and left, to achieve a share price that will get them their bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your current methodology is not in the long term best interests of the company. Don't depend on consultants to tell you how to raise the share price. Depend on your own acumen to know how to lead the company gradually to the kind of revenue and profitability Wall Street requires

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Never-ending reorganization and layoffs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Ability to work remotely and team with global associates

    Cons

    I had an average of 1.5 bosses per year. Hard work is expected and performed by most, but poorly rewarded.

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