Acquity Group
2.8 of 5 79 reviews
www.acquitygroup.com Chicago, IL 150 to 499 Employees

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DYSFUNCTIONAL and TOXIC

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Acquity Group

ProsThey buy beers for the office a few times a year.
Standard Consultant things like a laptop, clean offices, insurance

ConsThey claim to be a "creative agency" and have opened up offices in NYC and on the West Coast (LA, SF and Seattle). They are absolutely NOT a creative place to work. Acquity promotes itself as some hip trendy savvy company. The actual working environment is very far from that. This is simply a MidWestern tech company with all of the backwards thinking that goes with it. There is a high turnover rate and they do not care about their employees. The atmosphere is TOXIC.

Company have actually promoted and praised managers that have made people quit!

Complete and utter lack of concern for clients. Everything is about billable hours even if the work is marginal. All they care about is money. They even belittle clients in meetings and around the office.

They got written up as a top agency in Forrester because, surprise, they have a relationship with them. They get work because there is such a high demand for Internet Technology services these days that anyone with some talent (and a few good developers) around can be successful these days. So find another company to work for or work with.

Here's a funny annecdote. The company solicited their employees on Facebook to write up feedback on why Acquity was a great place to work (to encourage new hires). Out of some 500+ (300+ likes) employees, only 4 gave a response. Hardly an enthusiastic reception.

Advice to Senior ManagementRethink the people you have put in charge of the West Coast including the people you promoted who actually infected the West Division from the beginning. Send everyone else to leadership and team development training and maybe you can salvage a few of the good employees who have not quit.
Stop preaching one thing and acting another way.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It was a poor decision on my part to join Acquity Group, do your due diligence before you join!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Acquity Group


Pros: Great Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration, Fosters a culture of learning new tools and… Cons: This is not a great company for experienced professionals, the scale of projects are pretty small - average project team size is around 5-10 people.… Advice to Senior Management: Improve overall employee benefits package.Treat all employees new and old with equal amount of trust and respect. Provide leadership… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Good sink or swim entrepreneurial environment...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Acquity Group


Pros: Work on a variety of tech projects across industries. Cons: Junior management team. Sales as opposed to client service orientation. More

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