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Hard work, long hours, lack of praise and/or benefits.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

I have been working at AKQA

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

- Work on great high profile creative projects
- Good clients
- Name on CV is worth it's weight in gold

Cons

- Long hours
- Lack of benefits for effort put in
- Poor pay compared to other agencies
- Limited time off
- Lack of praise for hard work

Advice to Management

Nice style, no substance.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    it takes more than beer to keep top talent

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    Former Employee - Art Director
    Former Employee - Art Director

    I worked at AKQA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    well-known in the industry, fun place to work day to day,

    Cons

    no work / life balance, Project Managers and Account People overstep their boundaries by over promising to clients and trying to dictate creative

    Advice to Management

    take better care of the talent and make sure administrative and support positions understand what their jobs are

  2. Helpful (2)

    Good clients - you might work on them if you are a chosen one...

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at AKQA

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Client roster is second to none. Technical Architects are among the best in the industry. Everyone has heard of AKQA - very good to have on your CV.

    Cons

    Unless you work on the fashionable clients such as Nike and McLaren it is difficult to get recognition. Hours are long and in my opinion the salary doesn't reflect the lack of work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    In the tech department there is a definite feeling of the existence of a clique of favourites that get all the cushdy jobs. People outside of this group are doomed to work long, un-recognised days in lesser teams. Suffice to say this is very bad for morale.

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