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Overworked , underpaid, unappricated

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Current Employee - MSA  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - MSA in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at AKQA full-time for more than a year

Pros

Smart talented people. Interesting clients. New culture and wellness has added more workout classes, breakfast Monday, blue bottle cart on wed.

Cons

They work people until they break and want to leave. Lots of long long nights. no dogs in new office. management is not the worst just needs improvement and guidance. High turnover.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Appreciate present employees vs. trying to win back old employees. Disorganized.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Been here for 6 months and I regret my decision to work here

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    Current Employee - Designer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Designer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at AKQA full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people. They are all nice and hardworking. Everyone here aims to be better than they were yesterday. A lot of people put in the time and effort to make great work. I have met some of my lifelong friends here.

    Cons

    Its an every man for himself kind of environment
    No one looks out for the young creatives
    Too many meetings
    long hours at the office
    overworked and overtired
    too focused on getting new clients than making great work
    high turnover rate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good if you can get work produced, terrible if you don't.

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    Current Employee - Creative  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Creative in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at AKQA full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Client roster
    Atmosphere
    Proximity to mass transit
    Reputation
    25 cent vending machine & free milk

    Cons

    Work/Life balance
    Long stretches where you don't produce work.
    Tons of pointless meetings
    Account management has too much authority over creative
    Very political

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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