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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company Until It Was Sold"

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    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. Helpful (1)

    "Creative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Nice offices. If you think it, Acquity can build it. Great dev resources. Smart people.

    Cons

    Utilization business model means you must be 85% deployed at all costs. It also means not being able to build relationships with clients for repeat business. If your office does not have projects you are traveling to other offices to work on those projects. So 40% travel, at least. No office perks. Project based accounts, so no AOR which means constantly pitching. Quick churn and burn turnaround times. I met one dev who had been on the road for 9 years.

    Advice to Management

    Look at other successful agency models. Invest in creative and marketing strategies acumen.

  3. "Not a bad place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Acquity Group full-time

    Pros

    I worked on high profile projects with global brands, so it was good experience to get for the resume and also to learn how things are done at enterprise scale.

    Cons

    The company culture was a little too cynical and alcohol heavy for me. There was very high turnover as well.


  4. "Was great, but now it's just Accenture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acquity Group full-time

    Pros

    Great group of people working and really focused on the right technology.

    Cons

    Benefits were subpar, travel was nearly 100%. Live in Chicago or don't bother.

    Advice to Management

    None really


  5. "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


  6. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acquity Group full-time

    Pros

    Awesome Inside Sales team, very fun to work with. The work is interesting, and can position you well for Horizontal Movement within the Company

    Cons

    Accenture is a huge company and can be difficult to navigate sometimes, as there are so many different branches/teams you have to communicate with. Needs to be more potential for vertical growth within inside sales team.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay and opportunity for advancement within the Sales team. The Accenture name can only keep someone at the company for so long without competitive pay.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Manipulative and Toxic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some good people still work here.

    Cons

    Management dont care about people. People became a number. People were kept only till the time management could take good bonuses based on number of people they have under them. Manipulative managers make lower level developers and BAs as scapegoats when projects went downhill and upper management supported them by firing these developers whenever required. Upper management also supported non technical/technical managers with bureaucracy and politics by promoting them even though projects went downhill and customer support was very appalling. I would suggest to never do any business with them and never work for them. Time spent here will not be fruitful and will ruin your view of a technical business and will scar you for life. This place is a travesty,

    Advice to Management

    Please improve your people skills and learn how to build and run a team. Please try and get a clear view of manipulative and bureaucratic middle managers and evaluate them on their actual work and expertise. I am sure you will be able to fire many more people with this exercise keeping the hard working people to build a better company.

  8. "Great opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Developer
    Former Employee - Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Acquity Group full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work with respectable managers and leaders. Advancement was very realistic with career commitment from the company. Acquisition from Accenture seems to have helped.

    Cons

    Benefits and raises didn't seem to follow a dependable structure that could have been relied on to accurately guage performance throughout the year.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lets just say I'm happy to have left"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Acquity Group full-time

    Pros

    thinking thinking thinking thinking........ I'll get back to you on this

    Cons

    too many directors and no technical people that would actually do the work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Smart professionals, disfunctional management that aren't resourcefull enough to retain good people."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Smart consulting professionals and good clientele base

    Cons

    More adjustments are needed to align management strategy with individuals' growth and career paths


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