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Low Pay. Overworked

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I worked at AKQA

Pros

Egos and politics are at a minimum.

Cons

They seem to only care about their image in terms of the level of "innovation" in the work.

You're expected at the office by 9:30 AM regardless of the fact that you left at 3:00 AM the night before. If you stand up for yourself by valuing work life balance you're looked at as "not being a team player."

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Realize that there is more to life than winning awards.

Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Innovative company that underpays its employees and knows it.

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at AKQA

    Pros

    Fun work environment, cool office, great peers.

    Cons

    Low pay, little respect - idea that you're just a line item.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees better.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great people, some poor management

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    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at AKQA

    Pros

    Great people; they only hire the best meaning both competent and social.
    Interesting clients.
    Encouraged to be innovative and think outside the box.

    Cons

    AKQA have a tendency to accept more work than they can staff, making it hard on those already in the office.
    Management is not consistent, leading to some confusion and holes in process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pitching new business until you're able to staff up what you've got. There are existing clients willing to give us plenty of new business without the pitch if we could only do it for them. Why not grow our existing relationships?

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    Approves of CEO
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