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  • Smart people, good salary, nice benefits, interesting work, big clients (in 11 reviews)

  • This company still has some great people working for it (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company Until It Was Sold"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acquity Group (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - my management let me be independent
    - i was rewarded well during the years of prosperity in line with my contributions
    - great opportunities to do new & exciting work

    Cons

    - Chinese financial investment stake/primary ownership didn't have best interests of the organization (and hence the employees) in mind
    - in the last couple of year before the sale to Accenture the direction of the company was unclear

    Advice to Management

    I can't comment on current management under the Accenture ownerhip
    My management prior to ACN was fun to work with, easy-going, and believe in me


  2. "Inside Sales"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acquity Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great inside sales team, extremely fun individual who are willing to lend their time to help.

    Cons

    Required to work from the office


  3. Helpful (3)

    "After acquisition, not as good as advertised"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acquity Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well known after being acquired by Accenture. Competitive Salary, Ability to work from home.

    Cons

    Large company, not a great 401(k), not a very creative environment, transition to Accenture greatly impacted culture.


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  5. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acquity Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment and great people to work with

    Cons

    lot of travel other than that not to many cons

    Advice to Management

    none keep it up


  6. "Great company, dedicated leaders, amazing people and super clients"

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    Former Employee - Business Development in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Business Development in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acquity Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best consulting firm in the city if not country. Amazingly talented employees. And an overall fun place to work with great clients.

    Cons

    High growth brings challenges. The integration into Accenture shouldn't stifle creativity and agility.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees. They are he heart of AG and now ACN. Take the time to honestly listen.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "On its way down from peak in 2012"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate, Technology in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Associate, Technology in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Acquity Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable benefits with Accenture 401k partial matching, stock-purchase program.

    Cons

    Exodus of smart people continues since acquisition. Projects are becoming more focused on outsourcing. Few opportunities for leadership growth with extra Accenture overhead. Hard to find good developers for projects due to turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Your top employees aren't going to stick around when the culture is disappearing and the raises/bonuses whittle down every year.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "High Turnover"

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    Former Employee - Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acquity Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    In my mind, the acquisition by Accenture was a good thing. Very few agree.

    Cons

    Poor morale. Low energy and enthusiasm. High turnover. The company struggles with an inability to find the talent necessary to keep up with growth expectations. Old equipment. Disorganized. Poor communication. Very young and inexperienced. More senior professionals will likely feel like they are working with interns, which can be very frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to adopt the Accenture way of doing things, you're going to need to make changes among leadership in areas of corporate support that is left over from a very different company. They're caught up in the old way of doing business.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Very smart, fun people to work with, and some good career growth opportunities within the organization."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acquity Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people, the interesting projects, advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Company grew very quickly, resulting in some disorganization and constantly changing internal initiatives (organization of business units would change every year or so). This may have changed as the company was recently acquired by Accenture.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Horrible! Never join!"

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    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Acquity Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    No 401K match, no clear vacation policy, horrible management. Even though Accenture has acquired them, operating management is the same. They have failed in delivering every project they have taken up, the list is endless.

    Advice to Management

    Accenture should fire all the Acquity management folks


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, terrible execution"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acquity Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are awesome, smart and willing to work hard. Salary & compensation is above average.

    Cons

    Travel isn't always the greatest (up to 100%). Management leaves you out on an "island" at the client sites and doesn't always have your back (in an attempt to keep the client happy).

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the "peons" in the field, at the client sites. They have a better read on the project status than you do. Feel free to say "No" to a client every once and awhile - show some backbone and protect the people doing the actual work.


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