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In dire need of senior management

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at AKQA full-time (more than 3 years)

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

Pros

- Great clients with awesome budgets
- You make your own future
- Two years on your resume is more than enough to get you hired with 20% pay hike elsewhere
- If you can work at AKQA you handle anything!

Cons

- Not all clients are great and some accounts suffer from production weary workers
- Competence beyond microsites and creative deliverables is minimal
- Line management is not helpful in developing your career or future, you need to make your own plans
- Middle management is a waste of space and I won't even mention the snr management
- In two years you'll be burned out if you don't push back on incompetent management
- It won't be long before other companies realize that AKQA is not a positive line item on your resume

Advice to Management

Make change before the remainder of your good staff depart. As it is you have already waited too long to make key decisions.

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  1. Outstanding digital agency, with some of the best talent in the industry. I would recommend to my best friends.

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    • Senior Management
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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 (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Talented people, great brands, ahead of the curve in data science and digital media. AKQA offers a breadth of services in brand strategy, digital media, advanced data analytics, and social media.

    Cons

    Falls into some agency pitfalls like lack of communication between departments, and upper management isn't as involved as it could be in steering the accounts in the right direction.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the vision of AKQA is expressed in every account

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    creative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AKQA full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Creative work, awesome team - driven people to do bigger and great things.

    Cons

    long hours. long, long, long hours, goodbye to weekends.

    Advice to Management

    manage client expectations correctly -

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