AKQA

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Current Employee - Senior CopyWriter in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior CopyWriter in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

I just got here and the people are nice.

Cons

I'm not sure I'll win any awards with the work I've been doing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

keep up the good work

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    you get what you give.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AKQA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    brilliant, funny people. open, refreshing new space. community/culture seems to be on the up and up - and growing more authentically largely due to the culture and wellness initiatives put in place recently. been here a few years and find inspiration and laughter still every day, but it's not perfect.

    Cons

    many underlying processes have become cumbersome and disorganized, which makes simple things hard. some teams seem overworked in vain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    transparency and genuine attention to the staff go a long way. little things do matter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's just okay

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    Current Employee - Media Search Analytics in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Media Search Analytics in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    - smart people

    - some culture and wellness implemented

    - nice (new) office

    - the AKQA name

    - some work life balance (at least for the media/search/analytics teams), not so much for creatives/devs

    Cons

    - poor senior level management: no backup/support from them when you're dealing with clients from hell.

    - speaking of hell, if you have a difficult client, get ready for agency hell.

    - different departments are treated better than others. media gets the perks, search is the red headed stepchild, analysts are just worker bees/number crunchers, creatives are too cool for school.

    - there is a "type" of person who will succeed here. i'm talking about the frat guy/sorority girl types who are too good to deal with "regular folk."

    - very low pay. if you get a raise after a year it'll still be nominal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hold your managers accountable for the misery of your employees. we need more than a coffee machine and some zumba classes to deal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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