Acxiom
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Acxiom Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated Feb 26, 2014
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Acxiom President & CEO Scott E. Howe

Scott E. Howe

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    A Global Marketing Leader -

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Foster City, CA

    ProsGrowing Company - Stock going higher

    ConsStill restructuring going on in all areas of the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Chaos reigns

    Product Manager (Current Employee)
    Foster City, CA

    ProsUsed to be a great company that treated its employees well and offered lots of mobility. Emphasis on used to be.

    ConsNew leadership has destroyed the company culture and laid off or drove off a lot of the top talent. Politics, favouritism, and confusion define the culture now. If you don't work in NY or the Bay Area, don't expect to have any career path.

    Advice to Senior Management1) Develop a clearer, more consistent strategy... and stick to it!
    2) Value your top talent and be objective in your assessments.
    3) Encourage and value professional, collegiate debate rather than punishing people who disagree with your POV

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience and stepping stone to advancing your career

    Associate Digital Solutions Coordinator (Current Employee)
    Foster City, CA

    Pros-Young energetic staff
    -Training programs to enhance knowledge base
    -Work closely with managers
    -Develop client relationship skills
    -Good work environment culture

    Cons-Pay scale not as competitive in industry salaries
    -Recent re-orgs have caused confusion in company direction
    -Could use a cafeteria

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Priority is profit, not clients, not shareholders, not employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Foster City, CA

    ProsI'm challenged to complete this section. Many of the people that are still at Acxiom are great. They have very good data. Good analytics. Big ideas. Good technology. Good exposure to F500 client base.

    ConsNo training. No career path. No feedback - good or bad. Constant re-orgs. Attrition rate hovers from 12-15% consistently. HR is a mouthpiece that never delivers. No investment in people or technology. Company's solution to profits is to lay off. People left are doing the jobs of 3-4. Employees are often placed in uncomfortable situations with clients where technology isn't delivering and they need to dance around delivery to meet client needs. Senior management = old boy network. Elitist. They show up in many offices and do not interact at all with any of the employees who are sweating and are making things happen - making things function via work-arounds considering technological deficiencies. No diversity in employees. Very few woman or minorities in any position of power. Employees are thrown into different roles whether they have experience or not. No support for success. And if you fail, you are criticized and demoted. No integration encouraged between lines of business, yet their theme song is multi-channel marketing. Individuals are discouraged from bringing in other lines of business for client benefit b/c that would compromise the profits of that individual line of business. Just plain ridiculous. Oh and they claim to be a marketing company. Just take a look at what the messaging has been at recent shows. No consistency. And no fun. Nothing special for employees. 401k matching cut. Pay cuts for everyone too, with no criteria for attaining again. The only fun we have is employee-driven pot luck lunches from time to time. Company very rarely contributes to anything.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRoll up your sleeves and get dirty. Talk to the people making it happen. And commit to improvement and keep your word. Recognize your company value is tied to your talent. You ignore your talent, you ignore your opportunity. The big talk may work short-term with F500 clients, but if you don't have a team empowered to deliver, you're nothing. And another lay off won't fix the situation either. Wake up.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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