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Adknowledge Reviews

Updated March 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Relax company culture, good code, good management, free lunches (in 30 reviews)

  • Decent benefits including free lunches twice a week and free beverages (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes have to work long hours on short notice (in 6 reviews)

  • Mismanagement of funds leading to tons of people let go (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment to work in. Has some technical challenges as they mature, but overall very good. Great opportunities to learn new things, and advance your skills. Creative thinking is encouraged and rewarded. They have a big focus on morale and team-work. They really seem to understand that happy employees work better. Very fast paced environment so you won't be sitting around on any one task for too long. Boredom is not a problem.

    Cons

    Only downside I see is the hours. Having the additional 30 minutes can be a strain for those employees with families/kids as it can really cut into those activities.

    Advice to Management

    Consider dropping the additional 30 minutes to the workday. Maybe look at adding in some small window of flex hours. (Maybe allow start/stop times to vary within a 1 hour window).


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Happy Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company is growing really fast. The management is smart, understand the business well and takes good decisions in the best interest of the company and its employees. There are good opportunities to learn the business and growth with this organization. There is very little politics and focus is on results.

    Cons

    Company is led by a young and aggressive CEO who at times likes to see things in a certain way.

    Advice to Management

    1. Show the employees that management is actively listening to employees.

    2. Create a program where employees are encouraged to apply for open positions with-in the organization after they have completed 18-24 months at any role. This will allow Acknowledge to create synergies among the teams and the employees can learn more about different groups and would stay longer with the company.


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Positive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Steady industry, creative management, generous employee perks

    Cons

    Heavy workload, automated creative, long hours


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  5. Helpful (7)

    "Fast growing company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Creative Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyday is different. I get a lot of responsibility. I can manage my own schedule. My ideas are considered and attributed to me. The people are nice and hard working. They are sociable and generally young, and always young at heart. The work environment is very positive, and I think a good place for both younger applicants as well as people with experience.

    Cons

    With the variety of work that needs to be done, you need to wear many hats and sometimes that can result in a lot of work.

    Advice to Management

    To keep looking forward and stay ahead of the curve. The industry changes so rapidly that I think if we sit back we will be stagnant and quickly surpassed.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "great company, hard working cutlture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    smarts are seen as more powerful than just being aggressive

    Cons

    sometimes trying to do too much at once

    Advice to Management

    look out of the box in the space


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Love, love, love working here!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love my job - it's fun! I actually look forward to getting here every day and the day ahead. The work is fun, the team I am with is fantastic and it's an exciting, dynamic environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes the speed of change can make it hard to keep up, but that change keeps things moving and exciting.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication of internal changes.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Awesome"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Free lunch twice a week
    - Need time off? Take the time.
    - Free soda
    - Intelligent co-workers
    - Less finger pointing and more git'r done.

    Cons

    Personally, I had a bit of trouble with direction. I sat down with my manager and talked about it and we came up with a career path that meets my overall goals.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "No gray walls here!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adknowledge full-time

    Pros

    - Independent thinking is encouraged and you can freely voice opinions on company matters to management
    - Flexibility to work from home or in other office locations
    - Free catered lunches, soda, coffee, beer
    - Choice between Mac or PC
    - Nice office environment, great location, ping-pong tables in break room, gym downstairs
    - Open floor plan ensures executives do not hide behind closed doors

    Cons

    - Inconsistent training across different channels
    - Many different products can make it difficult to communicate with the appropriate team; you may end up unknowingly working on something that has already been created by someone else

    Advice to Management

    Encourage communication across all teams and locations so employees can be informed on company happenings. Create some kind of standard training so every employee has an understanding of the various product offerings.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "The only company you will ever need to work for in the digital marketing space"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Sales in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Great People
    * Loads of daily enthusiasm, never a dull moment
    * You own your accomplishments and are rewarded for them
    * Awesome Perks: Traveling, meals and many resources and tools to succeed

    Cons

    * Don't work here if you lack the will to succeed or are looking for resume filler
    * Internal procedures need to be streamlined across all divisions

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going!


  11. Helpful (9)

    "Great company and a leader in the online advertising space"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Great company with tons of benefits that keep employees' interests in mind
    * Open communication from upper management
    * Tons of room for growth and career development
    * The work is challenging but rewarding, not your same old day-to-day work
    * Data driven goals with a generous bonus and benefits program
    * Freedom to express ideas and the ability to implement them

    Cons

    * There are never enough hours in the day to keep up with the internet.



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