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"First contract job"

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Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Redmond, WA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Aquent was fine to work for but their impact is minimal. All really depends on the hiring manager at MSFT

Cons

As a contractor/consultant, they seem to be focused:on Microsoft and there are limited opportunities with other companies. I hear they are working to change this but haven't seen the results

Other Employee Reviews for Aquent

  1. "Great local management, but very narrow in opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Contractor Aquent Studios in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Contractor Aquent Studios in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    management, supervisors, pms are great, helpful, respectful
    nice location to commute
    try to maximize pay
    usually a good mix of leadership at the local level and good backing at the HQ level
    Recruiters are great, really try to get you hired and most of them have a lot of experience which is important
    They're trying hard to increase share in non-Microsoft markets

    Cons

    As a contractor/consultant, they seem to be pretty tightly focused: if you're a content person (editor, writer) you could have lots of opps - technical side, not so hot. Seem to be slow to understand Microsoft's changing contractor strategy.
    They're still trying to increase share in non-Microsoft markets

    Advice to Management

    Seattle office rocks, I'm talking to you Boston (HQ) The contracting strategies need to change, and FAST, in order for Aquent to be competitive especially with Microsoft business. If not, you're going to lose significant ground.


  2. "Aquent is a "new school" environment perfect for Millenials."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Aquent is a innovative, collaborative company that values employee input. The culture is a younger, hip crowd who demands work/life balance.

    Cons

    The company is consistently trying to re-inventing itself. Recently, it's had a hard trying to carve out a niche to set itself apart.

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