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"Where media planners thrive outside of typical big 4 sweatshop ad holdings"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Above average pay
Work/Life Balance
Opportunity to transfer laterally into consulting, product management or account planning

Cons

Acxiom started out as a data powerhouse so not all senior managers get digital media
Cross team coordination is rather weak when creative, account, data, media all have to come together

Advice to Management

Hire and retain top talent

Other Employee Reviews for Acxiom

  1. Helpful (1)

    "It has a nice work atmosphere but career movement is a little more difficult here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - The people and culture here are great. Everyone is very friendly
    - Kitchen is stocked up with sodas, milk, filter water, tea, coffee, cereal, fruits and bagels.
    - The management is flexible with giving you paid days off with short notice.
    - Working from home is allowed if needed
    - The management style allows us to work more freely. People can come in late and take coffee breaks as they please as long as the work gets done, no one complains.

    Cons

    - Depending on the accounts you work on it can get stressful as it is a very fast paced environment and we are asked to do a lot.
    - Longer hours with no extra pay can be normal but there can also be times with no work so it does balance out depending on the staffing.
    - The turn over rate at the company is high.
    - Many of the entry level positions do not include a year end bonus. So your hard work may go unrecognized.
    - Promotions take a long time and the salary can be low for the amount of work we do compared to other similar jobs.
    - Depending on the position promotions may reach a ceiling very quickly and there is no easy way to transition to other positions.

    Advice to Management

    The high turnover rate is a result of lack of career movement and lack of competitive salaries. This needs to be corrected quickly before you lose all your employees to the competition.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Was initially a great place to work. Last few years were horrible."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Conway, AR
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility in taking time off for personal business. Friendly atmosphere. Good pay.

    Cons

    Overall, it is a good old boy company. Most of those in management are not qualified to be there. Review system is terrible in that you have someone reviewing you that doesn't even know your work ethics. If there is a personal bias against you, you will soon find yourself in the unemployment line. Most former associates who were let go with a "rehire status" are not hired back regardless of how many open positions they apply for. Their applications are never even considered.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your associates with the same respect you desire. There are some good people in leadership positions, but some end up going along with the bad in order to keep their jobs.

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