AKQA
2.9 of 5 175 reviews
www.akqa.com San Francisco, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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6 people found this helpful  

Tons of opportunities...not a lot of work.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

Pros-famous brands
-smart creatives+tech
-good name

Cons-cheap
-unmanaged client expectations
-reactionary leadership
-poor communication within departments

Advice to Senior ManagementValue the employees you have, not the ones you're trying to get.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Don't work here if you are an engineer

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    I worked at AKQA full-time for more than a year


    Pros: The Creative Development department was good to work with. I… Cons: Everything else was horrible. Systematic problems, massively underpaid employees. High rate of unfulfilled promises (e.g. 100%). Lies about salary bracketing. I would even warn… Advice to Senior Management: Don't take advantage of your employees. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Where to work if no other agency will take you.

    Copywriter (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at AKQA full-time


    Pros: Most people here are nice. - High-profile clients like Target, Audi, Xbox, and Anheuser-Busch. - A new office coming in 2013 that looks to be more pleasant… Cons: As 32 other reviewers have noted, the pay is way below average. Check the salary tab; compared to other agencies you'll see five-figure gaps… Advice to Senior Management: Start treating the employees who do the actual work with some respect, in terms of both hours and compensation. Unload 90% of the current… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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