Aquent

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Oakland, CA
Former Employee - Project Manager in Oakland, CA

I worked at Aquent as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

After moving to a new town without having a job lined up, I submitted my resume to Aquent. Within a few weeks that had a job opportunity for me, within a month I was contracting at a large national company. After a year, that company hired me full time. The people at Aquent were very nice and professional, and would check in on me from time to time to make sure I was happy with the contracted position. They also offered health care that was very reasonable and better than anything I could have bought on my own. If I am ever in the same situation again, I will contact the local Aquent office before sending one-off resumes to dozens of companies (who rarely even respond these days).

Cons

At the end of the day, they usually find you contract positions that expire after a certain time period.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Great learning and career experience overall, best in class for staffing industry, and great industry niche focus

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    Former Employee - Agent
    Former Employee - Agent

    I worked at Aquent full-time

    Pros

    Great overall company culture and colleagues
    Great learning and training programs to keep staff educated and up to date on relevant industry changes
    Great overall flexibility and work/life balance
    Good clients

    Cons

    Frequent changes in organizational/management structure
    Limited upward growth opportunity for career progression

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A highly mismanaged company

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    Current Employee - Account Director
    Current Employee - Account Director

    I have been working at Aquent full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    None I can think of

    Cons

    Too many misguided and short lived initiatives, the company values and schedules too many team meetings/ conference calls over client meetings.. Senior management reluctant to learn new CRM tools as new reports look too different from Aquent's home grown, error filled tool. Recent and severe commission restructuring that drives sales comp down to 1%. While other competitors are experiencing revenue increases, Aquent is suffering from negative P/L for the previous quarter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step out of the ivory tower, learn and embrace new tools and for God's sake stop saddling your sales team with busy work... Replacing Salesforce as a CRM with 20+ excel spreadsheets is a backward and inefficient way to manage your sales/client activities!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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