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"In dire need of senior management"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- Great clients with awesome budgets
- You make your own future
- Two years on your resume is more than enough to get you hired with 20% pay hike elsewhere
- If you can work at AKQA you handle anything!

Cons

- Not all clients are great and some accounts suffer from production weary workers
- Competence beyond microsites and creative deliverables is minimal
- Line management is not helpful in developing your career or future, you need to make your own plans
- Middle management is a waste of space and I won't even mention the snr management
- In two years you'll be burned out if you don't push back on incompetent management
- It won't be long before other companies realize that AKQA is not a positive line item on your resume

Advice to Management

Make change before the remainder of your good staff depart. As it is you have already waited too long to make key decisions.

Other Employee Reviews for AKQA

  1. Helpful (3)

    "creative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AKQA full-time

    Pros

    Creative work, awesome team - driven people to do bigger and great things.

    Cons

    long hours. long, long, long hours, goodbye to weekends.

    Advice to Management

    manage client expectations correctly -


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Amazing group of talented people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely talented digital natives who all push one another to do the best work. Highly competitive.

    Cons

    Not all the offices are of the same size and scale and they don't all do an equal job of scaling the business model most effectively.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your independent roots intact.


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