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Unrealistic Expectations

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Current Employee - Associate User Experience Designer  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Associate User Experience Designer in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Fast turnaround on projects results in lots of opportunities to learn and grow, though often there isn't sufficient time to apply learnings to a project before it is pushed out the door.

Cons

The work/life balance and the expectations set on the employees are unrealistic. The salary is quite low but employees are expected to value working at AKQA for the sake of the name.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat employees with respect and retention will be less of an issue.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for AKQA

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for stability and building up resume, not for long term happiness

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    Former Employee - Creative Developer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Creative Developer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at AKQA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very talented and hungry bunch. High quality is drives everyone.

    Cons

    Upper management seems to put priority on winning awards and keeping up appearances than providing a work/life balance for employees. Burn out is inevitable.

    Almost every project is the one that's "most urgent" which results in putting out fires daily. It's draining.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look outside the advertising industry to see what makes employees happy to work somewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    This is not a place to work at if you want to just get by. This is hard work day in and day out.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Awesome people, Awesome City, Awesome Clients

    Cons

    Its agency life so the normal issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear communication to others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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