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Helpful (8)

Smart, competent people doing great work for blue-chip brands.

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

I worked at AKQA (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

High-visibility work for best-in-class clients. Great location. Effective, cooperative and fun company culture.

Cons

Merely adequate compensation for all but the top creatives/executives.

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  1. Helpful (8)

    Giant high school with no individuality or opportunity for growth

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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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Beer Fridge, Nice Location, 401K Match 50% after first year, Endless knowledge in mobile, and annual events including parties, picnics, and more crony activities.

    Cons

    Crony Lifestyle, No Work Life Balance, Terrible Pay, Managers (don't have managerial skills), No Room for Growth, Everyone is Miserable there.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage.


  2. Helpful (7)

    Going downhill fast

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

    I have been working at AKQA full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Was a great culture with great people. Fun projects and good alignment with other teams. Incredible visionaries who did some great incredible work.

    Cons

    Cheap company. Finance department is intolerable to get things improved. No vision beyond some great project based work. Very siloed, creative teams dispersed through the building but yet media and search teams reside in the basement where they have been for years. Now that there is a WPP acquisition, key leadership employees have been leaving. What was once a shining star really seems to be losing its luster, and fast.

    Advice to Management

    Stabilize the ship, or you are going to lose 50% of your employees in the next year.


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