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  1. "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 more 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
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      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at AKA NYC full-time for more than 2 years

      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
    • "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
    • "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
    • "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
      • 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 2 years

        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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      • Helpful (10)

        "Exhausted, but Passionate, Employees"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at AKA NYC full-time

        Pros

        -very passionate employees -great benefits -amazing opportunities for learning and growth -good networking opportunities

        Cons

        -all employees are extremely overworked and there is a general culture of working long hours and not taking lunches -no matching 401k option in benefits package -extreme and unnecessary pressure placed on junior level employees -lack of teamwork -many department heads have issues leading by example

        Advice to Management

        Make a greater effort to listen to employees, namely junior staff members

        AKA NYC2016-02-05
      • Helpful (1)

        "Amazing Work Environment"

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

        I worked at AKA NYC for more 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.

      • Helpful (7)

        "It's just selling tickets, not performing surgery."

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook

        I worked at AKA NYC full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Fun company culture. Great perks if you love theatre. Lots of creative artsy types.

        Cons

        All employees are overworked and stressed out. It's a culture of 'who can work the longest hours' and be the most stressed out. Everyone acts like they're curing cancer, which they're not. Pay is also not great.

        Advice to Management

        Make people leave the office and work less.

        AKA NYC2015-07-12

        AKA NYC Response

        July 13, 2015Managing Partner

        We’re sorry that this was your experience. We strive to ensure our employees have a healthy work/life balance by monitoring hours, offering a generous vacation allowance and reduced summer hours. Should any existing employees have a concern that their working hours are unreasonable, ...

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