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AKA NYC Reviews

Updated Mar 21, 2019

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  1. "Cool place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at AKA NYC

    Pros

    Feels hip, smallish agency, bullpen office setting, great kitchen with coffee and snacks, bagel Thursdays...awesome place to dive into the broadway community! Aka has tons of cool Broadway clients so you’ll be in on some at cool shows. You can be a grad or an undergrad and there seems to be some flexibility with how many days a week you can work if you’re still in school.

    Cons

    Deadlines are fast and everyone is always super busy. They stay late a lot, though interns aren’t expected to. Be ready to work super fast, navigate tricky situations and figure stuff out on your own (ish). If you want to do broadway, then you should expect crazy fast paced, but I suppose it’s not for everyone. Intern stipend is pretty low and not enough to support yourself, so if you want to work full time, you’d better...

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    AKA NYC2018-01-21
  2. "Content Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at AKA NYC

    Pros

    Hands on experience on how to make a TV commercial Super friendly staff I learned a lot about the Broadway world Free bagels on Thursdays They'll hire you as a PA in the future if needed for a shoot!

    Cons

    A little slow at times

    AKA NYC2017-12-28
  3. "Marketing and Promotions Intern"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at AKA NYC

      Pros

      -candy room -bagel Thursday -awesome people -creativity -organized -community -small enough that everyone knew everyone but not too small

      Cons

      no real cons; it's important to like the Broadway world because youre saturated in it

      Advice to Management

      - none

      AKA NYC2017-04-14
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      "Amazing Work Environment"

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      Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at AKA NYC for less than a year

      Pros

      The work environment at AKA is so light and energetic. The employees seem to actual enjoy coming to work each day and everyone on the team works really well together! One of my favorite parts was how they celebrate everyone's birthdays. This really helps people feel included and appreciated. They also order in bagels and donuts every Thursday for their employees to celebrate the upcoming weekend and all the work that...

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      Cons

      There aren't many downsides to working, or at least interning, at AKA. I thoroughly enjoyed everything that I did and learned.

      Advice to Management

      I wish that the interns had gotten to know the partners and department heads a little better. Other than that I think their intern program is great and I highly recommend it!

      AKA NYC2015-10-24

      AKA NYC Response

      November 4, 2015Managing Partner

      Thank you so much for this feedback! I'm so pleased you got a lot out of the experience. We will definitely take on board your feedback about having a little more time with department heads and the Partners.

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      "Wonderful Creative Company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at AKA NYC

      Pros

      AKA has a uniquely passionate and inspiring group of professionals. I was honored to work there and would be happy to return if my career path took me back their way. This office has a close, family like culture unlike anything I've ever experienced. The wide spectrum of experience and knowledge creates an environment that facilitates growth, especially in the junior staff. AKA has really established themselves...

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      Cons

      There are one or two weak department heads who are weak links, who should have been let go by now. However, wherever weakness in management may lie, there is supporting staff who go above and beyond the call of duty to make up for it. Though not expected or required, there is an unspoken culture of working long hours.

      AKA NYC2015-01-15

      AKA NYC Response

      February 17, 2015Managing Partner

      Thanks so much for your feedback!

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      "An Exciting and Rewarding Internship"

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      Former Employee - Client Services Intern in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at AKA NYC for less than a year

      Pros

      An internship with AKA NYC provides an excellent opportunity to learn about a full-service advertising agency in the theatre and entertainment industry. AKA interns receive hands-on experience in a supervised and supportive setting. I spent three months this summer as the Client Services intern. I was involved in every aspect of the ongoing client campaigns, and was exposed to every department within the company -...

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      Cons

      I can list only one "con" about my own internship, and it is inherent in any summer internship - that is, it had to end!

      AKA NYC2014-09-29

      AKA NYC Response

      January 7, 2015Managing Partner

      Thank you for your feedback. We're so pleased you enjoyed your time here!

    • "Great entry level job for an actor in nyc"

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        Former Employee - Broadway Ambassador 

        I worked at AKA NYC part-time

        Pros

        See Broadway shows for free, great boss, nice people

        Cons

        Dwindling hours during winter months, standing outside in nyc winter, working outside in Times Square

        AKA NYC2019-03-22
      • "I worked at AKA NYC as an intern"

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        Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
        Recommends

        I have been working at AKA NYC for less than a year

        Pros

        Friendly work atmosphere, open office, everyone is very approachable

        Cons

        Some days can be super slow.

        Advice to Management

        Make the Internship program more structured.

        AKA NYC2018-04-20
      • Helpful (1)

        "Exciting and inspiring place to work"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at AKA NYC full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        AKA fosters amazing creativity and a culture of fresh, innovative thinkers. The team here are some of the most dedicated and passionate people I've ever worked with - constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible in this industry and beyond. It's pretty inspiring to witness and be a part of every day! There's great opportunity for development here too as all departments work closely across multiple accounts,...

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        Cons

        It's fast paced environment and you need to work hard to keep up with the pack. often long hours but that's just advertising in general.

        Advice to Management

        Keep up the focus on team development!

        AKA NYC2018-02-01
      • Helpful (1)

        "Disorganised"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook

        I worked at AKA NYC full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Some fun people in this office.

        Cons

        Definitely a lack of organization and structure at the time.

        AKA NYC2017-03-23

        AKA NYC Response

        April 6, 2017Director of Human Resources

        We saw your benefit review and we're sorry that you feel this way. Our current package includes a generous vacation allowance, Summer Fridays, 100% company-sponsored medical (with no deductible) and dental, optional vision, 401(k), medical flexible spending account, dependent care ...

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