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"Acxiom has good core products but is missing true sales managegement"

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Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Ability to work virtually and to pace yourself
If you can find the right people you can build some of your own solutions

Cons

Poor sales management
Few metrics that are followed consistently
Little strategic vision--many different directions; marketing seems scattershot and not designed to support the sales force
Often it was difficult to get people motivated to help with "out of the box" thinking; if you were jusyt replicating then they could help, but very few creative thinkers in the delivery and product group
A bit of arrogance from the days when they were "the only game in town"

Advice to Management

Develop a solid bench of sales managers
Promote people who have a strategic vision that matches client nedds
Do something about the many layers of people in Conway who seem to have responsibility for one small function and do not understand where they fit in the solution
Remind people that clients are a good thing and should be cherished
Rethink the professional services component; make it a part of any contract

Other Employee Reviews for Acxiom

  1. "Career starter and then becomes a staler."

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    Current Employee - Client Delivery Analyst in Conway, AR
    Current Employee - Client Delivery Analyst in Conway, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can get some good experience quickly. The Paid Time off is great. Straight out of college I got 2 1/2 weeks of vacation plus Holidays. That was 4 years ago and i still get the same.

    Cons

    The health care benefits are horrible,Moral is super low, 401k is not matched, and you may have to take an "unpaid vacation". A job role level movement is completely worthless at the moment. I've made two level moves in the past year and all i got was more work and a $7 per paycheck raise.

    Advice to Management

    Reward hard working employees. Many employees along with myself are doing more work for less money, less benefits, and less gratitude. Also revamp the Job Role level movement to actually mean something. Also move talented workers into talented required roles.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "if you have a good work ethic, this place isnt for you. if you're lazy -- welcome to Acxiom!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Dellivery Analyst in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Client Dellivery Analyst in Conway, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Air conditioning was cold, building was clean, PDO program was nice. They made a concerted effort to do group activities each year

    Cons

    -Work ethic was very sad, no one wanted to work, everyone wanted to surf the internet
    -Corporate direction was questionable at best; always were talking about the next great thing Acxiom was going to do, but then Acxiom never did it...
    -Good ole boy system -- if you didnt know the higher ups, you were never promoted
    -They lay off the employees that dont necessarily fit the lazy acxiom "mold" and keep the busy bodies who dont do any work
    -Acxiom lays off from 200-300 people about every year
    -Acxiom doesnt give you raises if the company doesnt do well
    -Acxiom does not recognize a job well done

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of current senior echelon management. Hire a former corporate director/CEO of a known successful company that knows what a strategic focus is that knows how to motivate employees to work together, use the huge data center for something that could make Acxiom a very profitable company. Or just sell it off to a private firm.

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