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Going through some turbulence

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Acxiom

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Acxiom has a strong solution and high quality products.

Cons

The company seemed to initially thrive when Scott Howe took over, but beginning in FY13, new compensation packages were introduced which were definitely not sales friendly. Commissions were only paid out quarterly and only if you were at 100% of your number and then at the end of the year you were eligible for other bonuses depending on your group, etc. There have been several quality tenured employees that have left the company and they had a round of layoffs in February. You may need to buckle up for the ride.

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  1. good company

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Acxiom as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. friendly people,

    Cons

    low salary and friendship-based promotion


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    Good people, poor management structure

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acxiom

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are lots of good and knowledgeable folks at Acxiom who are a pleasure to work with. Also, the environment is very family friendly and there is a good work / life balance.

    Cons

    Pay is well below market average for positions. Company regularly lays off employees (and often rehires them) with no warning or apparent reason. This and the poor pay have created serious morale issues in the company.

    Advancement is very slow and the best people are often not promoted because there is no one to backfill their current role. In my time at the company, many of the truly outstanding performers left the company for better pay and promotions at other companies. There is now a real shortage of skilled people and this has resulted in a constant environment of drama and firefighting.

    Advice to Management

    Many managers have 25 or more direct reports. This is far too many to manage effectively and means that some folks slack-off and fly under the radar while others receive disproportionate attention.

    A large number of Senior Managers at Acxiom have very limited experience outside of the company and would be completely unable to work at a similar level in any other company. They are often promoted due to connections or length of service and many have no real management skills. Acxiom should bring in new managers from external sources to raise the bar and bring in new ideas.


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