AKQA

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Work hard on great brands. Try not to burn out.

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

I have been working at AKQA full-time

Pros

Smart people. Big brands. Lots of team-building, drink-the kool-aid events. Digital natives from jr to ACD level. Execs want to get it. Great networking.

Cons

Low pay. Below average for the industry, and especially for San Francisco. Lots of long hours and weekend work. High risk of burnout. High turnover, even for advertising.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Retention is essential. Pay more. Respect the voices of the digital natives. Communicate with staff about their jobs, careers and performance more than once a year. Publicly proclaimed culture does not match the culture in the building.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    AKQA great for creative centric initiateves, stay away if you're a technologist or front end developer

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

    I worked at AKQA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on exciting brands, .25 cent snacks in vending machine, monday bagels

    Cons

    No process on delivering complex engagements outside of microsites, very bottom heavy with inexperienced project managment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with campaigns, social media, and other creative initiatives, otherwise leave complex projects to other digital agencies that understand what it takes to deliver

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, but feels like it's in the middle of some kind of transition

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at AKQA full-time

    Pros

    I like my colleagues
    Smart people
    A-list clients
    Management genuinely cares about the company and the people

    Cons

    Each department head definitely has favorite employees - some are extremely talented, some not so much, but they can do no wrong. The issue is that some non-favorite employees aren't given the same opportunities to perform.
    Retention is an issue - there are a ton of new people right now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to work-life balance and burning people out

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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