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"Not long enough to judge"

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Current Employee - Senior CopyWriter in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior CopyWriter in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at AKQA full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

I just got here and the people are nice.

Cons

I'm not sure I'll win any awards with the work I've been doing.

Advice to Management

keep up the good work

Other Employee Reviews for AKQA

  1. "Spinning in the drain..."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people! There are tons of very smart, creative, talented and interesting people at AKQA.

    Cons

    The Senior leadership is fragmented, misaligned, and only applying reactionary band aid solutions instead of being the leaders that they could be.

    Advice to Management

    Understanding the core issues affecting employee retention. Actually understanding all of the other areas affected from losing great talent and how that actually affects the agency internally and externally.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It's just okay"

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    Current Employee - Media Search Analytics in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Media Search Analytics in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - smart people

    - some culture and wellness implemented

    - nice (new) office

    - the AKQA name

    - some work life balance (at least for the media/search/analytics teams), not so much for creatives/devs

    Cons

    - poor senior level management: no backup/support from them when you're dealing with clients from hell.

    - speaking of hell, if you have a difficult client, get ready for agency hell.

    - different departments are treated better than others. media gets the perks, search is the red headed stepchild, analysts are just worker bees/number crunchers, creatives are too cool for school.

    - there is a "type" of person who will succeed here. i'm talking about the frat guy/sorority girl types who are too good to deal with "regular folk."

    - very low pay. if you get a raise after a year it'll still be nominal.

    Advice to Management

    hold your managers accountable for the misery of your employees. we need more than a coffee machine and some zumba classes to deal.

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