AKQA

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4 people found this helpful  

A good place to start a career but not for the most creative talent

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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

Pros

the nature of the work is interesting and varied
The clients are great
The people are pleasant

Cons

Some key players do not seem to truly have experience with nor an understanding of interactive resulting in over promising and creating unnecessary bewilderment, confusion, stress and churn for everyone.

Expect to work weekends, late nights frequently

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Seriously consider a culling of the Account Team or restructuring then to serve as Business Development and hire Project Managers that are skilled to take over some of the Account duties.
FInding new talent is expensive - keep and cultivate the talent you have

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    OK place to work

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at AKQA

    Pros

    The creative work that comes in from various clients are amazing. We win awards over & over again and people that come out of here have their pick of position anywhere else

    Cons

    We are disposable. We work completely CRAZY hours and it is impossible to have a work/life balance outside of work. (no wonder there are a bunch of married people that work here). They pay substantially less than other shops and expect you to take a title cut when you accept the position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your Project Managers (not your account people!!) and nurture your creative talent!! They are the ones that make "it" happen not your glorified sales people

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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    One of the best

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    Former Employee - Media Planner in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Media Planner in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at AKQA

    Pros

    Top notch talent, fun people, industry recognition, laid back culture

    Cons

    Media is not appreciated or understood at AKQA. Creative rules the roost & gets all the recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give recognition to all departments, not just creative. It takes more than just a copywriter and an art director to make advertising.

    Recommends
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