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Acxiom President & CEO Scott E. Howe
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Pros
  • Work from home options are available and some employees are home based (in 88 reviews)

  • The benefits and flexibility of work schedules make work-life balance possible (in 71 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of focus/clear direction from upper management (in 24 reviews)

  • Senior management is a buddy system (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Layoffs"

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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Executive in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really great dedicated people. Flexible environment.

    Cons

    Constant layoffs. No job stability l

    Advice to Management

    They won't listen. NA


  2. Helpful (7)

    "No raises, no promotions, no advancement and no honesty"

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    Former Employee - Digital Content Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Digital Content Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Garnered some experience working with Big Data

    Cons

    As the title said.. over 5 years and salary only increased by 6000. Senior management turnover was frighteningly high, creating an environment of distrust, fear and instability.

    Advice to Management

    Fire your CEO

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Solutions Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Solutions Engineer in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Solutions Engineer in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No one cares if you show up

    Cons

    Too many to list. Literally. Don't even bother.

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Technical Writer"

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    Former Employee - Associate Technical Writer in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Associate Technical Writer in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved the paternity leave benefits, and the ability to work from home helped when my son was born.

    Cons

    Management was poor. Having a higher education than my boss made her feel insecure, and she felt like she constantly had to prove her power.

    Advice to Management

    Stop laying off people constantly. It makes for an uneasy work environment.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Bye Bye Arkansas"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Acxiom (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with in Conway/Little Rock
    Pay is par for Arkansas
    Benefits are par for the industry these days

    Cons

    No stability in Arkansas, most jobs are moving to Austin Texas. (Where their execs live)
    No bonus system and upward movement is preferential, not earned
    No office perks in Arkansas
    Too many reorgs which are usually followed by layoffs because it's easier to hide it that way
    Company is selling off peace by peace so that the company can close shop in Arkansas

    Advice to Management

    None, not fooling anybody in Arkansas. The writing has been on the wall for 2 years.

    Acxiom Response

    Sep 19, 2016 – ceo

    Former Employee,

    Thanks for your note and raising an important topic around Acxiom's geographic plans for the future. If there's writing on any wall, I haven't seen it! So let's put any rumors... More


  6. Helpful (12)

    "No longer a good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Conway, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Acxiom full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Health Insurance is still great.
    -PDO accumulation is good (when you can take it, that is)
    -Convenient location if you live in Conway.

    Cons

    -Senior Management and above are useless Tyrants. It's a buddy system to begin with, there are no real career advancement opportunities here.
    -Layoffs happen multiple times a year now. People who are doing their jobs, and doing it well are still losing their livelihoods. Meanwhile the CEO and his other executive buddies are receiving millions in bonuses and raises.
    -Company has gone downhill. They no longer seem to value employees. They are putting the worst people in management.
    -Outlook for the future isn't good. No actual training occurs anymore. Veterans are being laid off and replaced by cheap international contractors.

    Advice to Management

    They wouldn't listen anyway.

    Acxiom Response

    Aug 26, 2016 – ceo

    Acxiom Colleague,

    It's Scott Howe, CEO of Acxiom, and I wanted to reach out to you with a personal invitation to get together next time I'm in Conway.

    I'm listening.

    It's awful to hear how... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Tough place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great. I Loved my team and everyone I worked with. I also got good experience. If you are fresh out of college and desperate for a job this is a good start.

    Cons

    There are yearly layoffs. Amazingly some of the best and most talented people are the ones that get axed while the 'good ole boys' always seem to survive. When that time of year roles around you are a constant ball of nerves wondering if you will get that call from HR.

    The pay is laughable. They are based in a small town for the specific reason of they are the only real jobs there and they can set the market on price. I moved not that far away and doubled my pay with another company.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "BSG cannot run this company Scott"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The workers like those in CSM roles are fantastically talented individuals that will do anything for their clients. They don't do it for Acxiom they take pride in delivering with ever decreasing resources no matter what. They perform miracles with fewer and fewer resources. There is a limit to everything.. For instance, limit's up on the folksy CEO emails we are to believe he writes.

    Cons

    Company changes strategy and org structure quicker than anyone can truly see what works and what does not. Stick to something!!! There is Scott, Dennis, Rick and Warren in Senior Leadership.. Everyone else is just staying in good favor nodding in agreement trying to stay atop. Most of the best vertical knowledge in sales force left. Lots of new sales folks not familiar with even core Acxiom products and services. Now with open garden strategy we are looking for these newbies to understand how to weave these unknowns into strategic enterprise conversations. All support has been cut and these sales folks are on their own.. All that will happen with these conversations and no support are longer times to close while pipeline continues to suffer. This is only logical Dennis.. Your asking for Enterprise conversations on something everyone nods and says they understand. Additionally, why the silos? Closing an enterprise deal at Acxiom requires minimally 3 sales people and someone equipped to tell blueprint story.. Not many are conversational in blueprint.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to see whom at Acxiom can speak conversationally on blueprint doc. Take the time to understand your talent and not take any head nodders word. Have the conversations... its worth your time and your job. People that are still here want to win. Hard to in current state,

    Acxiom Response

    May 22, 2016 – ceo

    To Anonymous,

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about Acxiom. This is Scott Howe, CEO of Acxiom, and I wanted to personally respond to your thoughts and comments (and yes, I... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Project Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Advanced technology and lots of interesting clients.

    Cons

    Management is clueless about what is going on in the marketplace and with the competition. Constantly out maneuvered on deals. Middle management has no real management skills - projects get stopped, started and then redirected with no long term plan. Customers are starting to cut back due to the lack of real progress.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up.


  10. "Political"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Analyst in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Delivery Analyst in Conway, AR

    I worked at Acxiom (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only pro I can think of is flexibility.

    Cons

    Very political company. Only matters who you know. Drama!!


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