AKQA

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4 people found this helpful  

AKQA isn't all that great from the inside.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at AKQA

Pros

If your young and a creative its fine working for AKQA for a couple of years. Junior level staff can learn at AKQA. You'll have to move to another company if you want to advance.

Cons

Anyone else who doesn't get hired as manager or gets hired onto a very exciting client project won't have much to appreciate about the company while your working there.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There is nothing anyone can tell the management team that will make them change their behavior. They are pretty set in their ways.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    OK place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    No opinion of CEO
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