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Aquent Overview

Boston, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
We’re experts in designing and implementing variable and scalable creative, digital, marketing, and technical workforce solutions.

There’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all. That’s why we start with a holistic assessment of ... Read more

Mission: We harness the power of individuals to change the way the world works.

By celebrating the unique abilities of our talent, we’re empowering the makers of the modern world to work smarter every day.

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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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    "Great staffing agency"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager/Recruiter in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager/Recruiter in Los Angeles, CA
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Aquent full-time (More than 10 years)


    Interesting work. Constant learning. Not micromanaged. Holistic. Does not have the competitive culture of some other staffing agencies. Good reputation in the industry.


    Compensation is not as high as some other staffing agencies but it's a trade-off.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication with staff and better long-term planning

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Aquent Photos

Aquent photo of: We're constantly evolving - as evidenced by our "wall of brands" from the past.
Aquent photo of: Big Design Conference 2018
Aquent photo of: Big Design Conference 2018
Aquent photo of: The MarTech® Conference
Aquent photo of: Our Area at The MarTech® Conference
Aquent photo of: Stop and say Hi at The MarTech® Conference
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Aquent Interviews



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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Aquent (Paris (France)).


    Pre-qualification téléphonique 15 à 30 minutes et puis un ou deux rendez-vous physiques dans les locaux pour rencontrer plusieurs personnes du cabinet. (D'abord, le recruteur, ensuite le futur manager et le DG du cabinet en dernier) Les references seront aussi demandées .

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Aquent Awards & Accolades

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