Acxiom

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A Once Proud Company Taken Over By Self Serving Management

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Acxiom

Pros

Good associates that care about each other, the work and the customers. Good place to gain contemporary marketing related technology skills.

Cons

Executive management allows misalignment and in-fighting between groups. Extremely poor financial reporting and financial management capabilities. Too much focus on profit over associate and customer satisfaction. Executive management makes decisions in their own self interest.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop treating employees and customers so poorly. They are both the reason you exist even though you think it is all about you. Fix all of the misalignment between LOBs, markets and especially the GSO. Act more professional and respectful toward people.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good opportunity to grow, bit messy organization

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    Former Employee - Test Analyst in Warsaw (Poland)
    Former Employee - Test Analyst in Warsaw (Poland)

    I worked at Acxiom

    Pros

    1) Good start - you can get a grip how it is to work in global organization
    2) Great people to work with!
    3) You won't get exposure to the newest ideas and technologies but it's always something

    Cons

    1) Very bad or no organization
    2) Redundancy of: management, reporting, etc.

    Sometimes I had impression that management is just doing random decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Better organize
    2) Connect between different lines of business
    3) Try to incorporate newest technologies by hiring new, active people. Currently there are just old guys left which like things like they were few years ago.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Miserable and Depressing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acxiom

    Pros

    - Lots of paid time off
    - Telecommuting
    - Covered parking
    - Small town setting
    - On site restaurant
    - Nice office

    Cons

    - Product development is being moved offshore (to China and Poland).
    - Until recently no backfills were approved for U.S., and senior level management must approve all requisitions which is highly irregular.
    - Attrition is out of control in just about every part of the organisation. There has been a brain drain that will eventually have an impact to the bottom line of the business. Employees are not considered as assets.
    - Remaining employees are forced to take on unrealistic workloads.
    - There are no annual raises and paycuts; senior execs brag that they also took a paycut but it was only to their base salaries.
    - No company-wide bonus incentive program; reserved only for upper management and sales
    - Sales commission program rewards on making the sale and not on delivery.
    - Sales and delivery executives blatantly mislead (right out lie to) clients about the company's capabilities which puts everyone else involved with the client in a very uncomfortable position.
    - We are all being forced to take on roles outside of our skillsets without proper training and support.
    - There is an identity crisis: Is it a marketing company or a software company?
    - There is no clear vision for the company.
    - Most decisions by management seem desperate and schizophrenic.
    - Core products and technologies are being neglected. There is little to no investment in development.
    - There is little if any trust in management, and many think that the company is headed for failure.
    - There is no diversity especially in management which is mostly male and Caucasian.
    - Senior management is elitist and only communicate via e-mail from their ivory tower.
    - Morale is terrible; attempts to improve it are hollow and lame.
    - Everyone is desperate to get out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please resign. You don't understand this industry or this company. You are slowly running it into the ground, and the tipping point has been breached.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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