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"DYSFUNCTIONAL and TOXIC"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

They buy beers for the office a few times a year.
Standard Consultant things like a laptop, clean offices, insurance

Cons

They claim to be a "creative agency" and have opened up offices in NYC and on the West Coast (LA, SF and Seattle). They are absolutely NOT a creative place to work. Acquity promotes itself as some hip trendy savvy company. The actual working environment is very far from that. This is simply a MidWestern tech company with all of the backwards thinking that goes with it. There is a high turnover rate and they do not care about their employees. The atmosphere is TOXIC.

Company have actually promoted and praised managers that have made people quit!

Complete and utter lack of concern for clients. Everything is about billable hours even if the work is marginal. All they care about is money. They even belittle clients in meetings and around the office.

They got written up as a top agency in Forrester because, surprise, they have a relationship with them. They get work because there is such a high demand for Internet Technology services these days that anyone with some talent (and a few good developers) around can be successful these days. So find another company to work for or work with.

Here's a funny annecdote. The company solicited their employees on Facebook to write up feedback on why Acquity was a great place to work (to encourage new hires). Out of some 500+ (300+ likes) employees, only 4 gave a response. Hardly an enthusiastic reception.

Advice to Management

Rethink the people you have put in charge of the West Coast including the people you promoted who actually infected the West Division from the beginning. Send everyone else to leadership and team development training and maybe you can salvage a few of the good employees who have not quit.
Stop preaching one thing and acting another way.

Other Employee Reviews for Acquity Group

  1. Helpful (3)

    "It was a poor decision on my part to join Acquity Group, do your due diligence before you join!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration, Fosters a culture of learning new tools and technologies, Good company for college freshers and entry level developers, Base Salary is decent.

    Cons

    This is not a great company for experienced professionals, the scale of projects are pretty small - average project team size is around 5-10 people. The bonus compensation structure is poor. The vacation policy is not employee friendly - they talk about unlimited vacations but at the same time discourage employees to take vacations asking them to fill in a manual vacation form request for approvals. Also, maximum number of vacations is limited to 3-4 weeks and new employees are discouraged to take more than a weeks vacation in the first year. Company does not offer any 401K plan and the employee contribution for the medical plans are very expensive. No concept of 2 weeks notice period, they will release you immediately if you are on the bench once you submit your resignation.

    Advice to Management

    Improve overall employee benefits package.Treat all employees new and old with equal amount of trust and respect. Provide leadership career opportunities to the experienced people whom you hire making certain promises, do your bit to keep up those promises.


  2. "Good sink or swim entrepreneurial environment..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work on a variety of tech projects across industries.

    Cons

    Junior management team.
    Sales as opposed to client service orientation.

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