AKQA

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Don't work here if you are an engineer

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I worked at AKQA full-time (more than a year)

Pros

The Creative Development department was good to work with. I worked with many great people.

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 against contracting at AKQA. The bottom line is that if you are an engineer, this might make your skills decline, and may hurt your career.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't take advantage of your employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't believe the hype.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AKQA full-time

    Pros

    Some great talent.

    Some decent project briefs

    Good for resume

    Cons

    No evenings or weekends. Work life balance doesn't exist-this place burns people out. If you have a family be prepared to never see them. Be prepared to miss holidays, vacation days and personal days.

    Unrealistic deadlines, production mentality, sell executions not ideas.

    Unreal turnover rate.

    Only value winning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Growth is great, but...Try and keep the good people, you're burning everyone out.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

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

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

    I worked at AKQA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -famous brands
    -smart creatives+tech
    -good name

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the employees you have, not the ones you're trying to get.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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