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"Great people, terrible execution"

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Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Acquity Group full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

People are awesome, smart and willing to work hard. Salary & compensation is above average.

Cons

Travel isn't always the greatest (up to 100%). Management leaves you out on an "island" at the client sites and doesn't always have your back (in an attempt to keep the client happy).

Advice to Management

Listen to the "peons" in the field, at the client sites. They have a better read on the project status than you do. Feel free to say "No" to a client every once and awhile - show some backbone and protect the people doing the actual work.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Do not do business with this organization, unless it dramatically changes"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Acquity Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are some amazingly talented creative people within this organization. The concept of "Career Managers" is one that should be carried forward after the merging is complete.

    Cons

    I wouldn't wish working for this company on my enemies. The project management is unforgivably terrible. The client partnership is unaware of the capabilities and limitations of the creative and technical staff; they consistently will say or do anything to get the client in the door, and lean on creative and technology to pick up the slack... and eventually on legal to mitigate a gross failure to manage expectations. The ethical accountability of the staff borders on legitimate criminality.

    Advice to Management

    In this day and age, you live long enough to be bought and swallowed by a big fish, and it appears you did just that. I have considerable doubts that Accenture Interactive will be a positive change for the clients and associates within the organization. Morale issues have contributed to massive attrition in creative (especially front end development), and this must be addressed. As Accenture is now the accountable stakeholder, there is one strong point that you must address:

    Reel in your sales force and client partners and SAY NO to unrealistic requests (or give realistic responses). Acquity has a very negative established reputation in this respect, and you will not only have to address the cause but spend (probably) years in damage control to repair the trust lost in the marketplace as a whole.


  2. "Not for the faint at heart..."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acquity Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with bright, motivated people, something new everyday.

    Cons

    Extremely fast paced, things are changing at lightening speed.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to listen to employees.

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