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Helpful (7)

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.

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  1. 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.

  2. Award-winning creative in a young, driven environment

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    Former Contractor - SEM & SEO in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - SEM & SEO in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at AKQA as a contractor (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    there are always new projects in the pipeline
    management provides flexibility and growth
    co-workers are smart, self-motivated, and fun
    great location (SF HQ office)

    Cons

    I worked in Search, which is in LL2, the basement--no windows!

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