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Helpful (7)

Eh. If interested, you'll last approximately 2 months before regretting your decision. Probably less.

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

I worked at AKQA full-time (More than a year)

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

Pros

-Most of the people there are truly good people hoping to do just awesome work.
-Relaxed work environment.
-Strong developer team.
-Soccer team

Cons

-Senior creatives lack drive and ambition to push junior creatives to do good work or worse, they push creatives in directions that go overbudget for pitiful ROI
-No development for the juniors, just career managers you've never met or have no respect for.
-Egos inflated by work done 10-12 years ago. Digital Agency of the Year... sure if you just look at $$$ only (pro-tip: charge more, get dAOY).
-Lack of commitment to any process which in turn slows down efficiency which leads to my next point
-Expected to work long hours... this would be fine if the work was worth working on.

Advice to Management

Senior creatives should be replaced. No one is making anything newsworthy other than your London office. Develop your talent. Work for your employees... there's a reason they're leaving in droves.

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  1. Helpful (6)

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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CRD in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - CRD in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at AKQA full-time (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (7)

    Terrific company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at AKQA full-time

    Pros

    Smart teams, high-profile projects, strong management practices. Relaxed environment, family-friendly. Great exposure to variety of technologies and tools. Lots of interesting work going on.

    Cons

    Some projects get pretty massive, which can get tiring creatively. Inter office communication/sharing could be better. Need more interaction between tech and design.

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunities for departments to interact. Per-project bonuses would be good, too.


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