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Aquent Overview

www.aquent.com
Boston, MA
5001 to 10000 employees
1986
Company - Private
Business Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable
At our core, Aquent is about helping companies adapt to change, find new ways to work and stay competitive. Aquent originated the concept of specialized temporary staffing for high-end creatives and web experts. Today, we offer a broad range of services ... Read more

Aquent – Why Work For Us?


How does making a difference in people’s lives and working in a culture where collaboration, individuality and an entrepreneurial spirit thrive sound to you? Sounds great to us! 


At our core, Aquent is about connecting talented digital, design and marketing professionals to meaningful work. And through our Talent, we help companies adapt to change, find new ways to work and stay competitive. We make matches that make a difference - and impact lives for the better.

We are committed to our four principles, which anchor the foundation of our company:

  1. Our people make the difference

  2. A holistic perspective is needed

  3. We must relentlessly pursue consumer value and competitive advantage

  4. Continuous learning and improvement drive the organization and the individual


Some fun facts about Aquent:

  • Aquent was founded in a Harvard dorm room in 1986 and remains a privately-held company
  • We originated the concept of specialized temporary staffing for high-end creatives and web experts - and our first Talent and first Agent still work here
  • Aquent is a certified Minority Business Enterprise with an elite status achieved by only 1% of certified MBEs
  • Aquent is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, and has offices throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, France, and The Netherlands


Aquent Reviews

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Aquent Co-Founder and CEO John H. Chuang
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    Current Employee - Account Director in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Account Director in Portland, OR
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    I have been working at Aquent full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture with a lot of opportunity if you push yourself. Management that has ears to hear, and respects your point of view. Benefits that continue to amaze me with how well my family and I are covered. Most companies talk work/life balance but time off at Aquent is encouraged to recharge.

    Cons

    With a lot of innovation constantly in the works there are a lot of new tools to learn, new processes to be done, and lots of work that distracts from your main job. The cons at Aquent are minimal overall.

    Advice to Management

    Limit the number of times sales and agents are asked to update/change/initiate a new process. Try something and stick with it for a quarter to see if it works. This allows your employees to focus on either sales or meeting with new talent.

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Aquent Interviews

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    Office Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Aquent (Portland, OR) in March 2017.

    Interview

    phone interview, 2 in person video conference interview and writing sample. The initial interviews were great, the poor experience comes from the lack of follow up from the recruiter. After spending over 5 hours in the recruitment process, the lack of respect to return phone calls or emails to receive notification of position status was disappointing. No response was ever given.

    Interview Questions

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Aquent Awards & Accolades

  • Best of Staffing, Inavero, 2014
  • Best of Staffing Talent List, Inavero, 2014
  • Supplier of the Year, The Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc., 2013
  • Best of Staffing Talent List, Inavero, 2013
  • Best of Staffing Talent List, Inavero, 2012
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