AKQA - A good place to start a career but not for the most creative talent | Glassdoor
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"A good place to start a career but not for the most creative talent"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

the nature of the work is interesting and varied
The clients are great
The people are pleasant

Cons

Some key players do not seem to truly have experience with nor an understanding of interactive resulting in over promising and creating unnecessary bewilderment, confusion, stress and churn for everyone.

Expect to work weekends, late nights frequently

Advice to Management

Seriously consider a culling of the Account Team or restructuring then to serve as Business Development and hire Project Managers that are skilled to take over some of the Account duties.
FInding new talent is expensive - keep and cultivate the talent you have

Other Employee Reviews for AKQA

  1. Helpful (3)

    "One of the best"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media Planner in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Media Planner in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Top notch talent, fun people, industry recognition, laid back culture

    Cons

    Media is not appreciated or understood at AKQA. Creative rules the roost & gets all the recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Give recognition to all departments, not just creative. It takes more than just a copywriter and an art director to make advertising.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Amazing clients, hard driving and brutally creative."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Creative Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Creative Director in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A great place to build a book and work with some clients to gain chops and renown.

    Cons

    Employees are disposable and expected to tirelessly work beyond human capacity. A lack of real concern for he ranks. Now all agencies you work at, you should expect to work insane hours at times, but AKQA tends to make that the rule and you can go on stints where hours are nuts for months on end.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so cheap, and nurture the talent. A very sink or swim shop. If you have talent, chops and drive a great place to raise your game.

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