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10 days ago

Senior Project Manager

AKQA London, NA +2 locations

They have comprehensive experience of project execution within an innovative organisation and are ideally educated to degree level.DESIRED SKILLS AND… Ivy Exec


10 days ago

Group Account Director

AKQA San Francisco, CA

The Group Account Director sets the vision for all partnerships and ensures seamless delivery across the Client Services team. The candidate must be… Ivy Exec


10 days ago

Client Partner

AKQA Shanghai, NA +2 locations

Demonstrating an in-depth understanding of commercial opportunities and challenges, consulting at the highest level, forward planning and successful… Ivy Exec


30+ days ago

Senior Strategic Planner

AKQA Amsterdam, NA +6 locations

You will demonstrate a deep understanding of data, trends and insight, and how these may be utilised in order to improve clients business results… Ivy Exec


10 days ago

Creative Director

AKQA Shanghai, NA +2 locations

Superb professionalism and mature presence in all aspects of team and client relationship-building.Thought leadership: A strong point of view… Ivy Exec


30+ days ago

Associate Project Manager

AKQA London, NA

Associate Project Managers are skilled in supporting delivery and execution. They share a passion for great ideas and collaborate with clients and… Ivy Exec


30+ days ago

Account Director

AKQA Paris, NA +4 locations

As an Account Director at AKQA you will successfully manage multiple suppliers, partners and clients to ensure best outcome for both client and AKQA… Ivy Exec


30+ days ago

Technical Delivery Manager

AKQA Amsterdam, NA +5 locations

You will love working in a team of highly skilled people, all with strong opinions about various technologies, frameworks and approaches to delivery… Ivy Exec


30+ days ago

Technical Manager

AKQA New York, NA +2 locations

Lead projects to deliver high quality technical solutions and products.Design, development and deployment and maintenance of innovative solutions… Ivy Exec


30+ days ago

Strategy Director

AKQA San Francisco, CA +2 locations

Strategic Directors see the world in a unique light, and shape how the world sees and interacts with great brands. Their insights sow the seeds for… Ivy Exec


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    Typical mediocre company with typical mediocre managers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin (Germany)

    I have been working at AKQA as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Your colleagues will be very nice and friendly. Compensation is good.

    Cons

    The company culture is not in technology but in "creative" projects for the brands. Consequently, the company lacks any serious expertise in software development, discipline or methodologies. You get to work with typical mediocre managers using the same old techniques from 90's to run a team by assigning meaningless tasks to individuals and making more than questionable decisions. And none of them can be called "leaders", honestly. There are two ways to run a team: treat engineers as adults and let them do their job or treat them as kids and tell them what to do. AKQA only knows the second way, their managers have no trust in people they hire and would never empower a team of engineers to make any serious decision.

    Zero investment in people, training or educating them or letting them explore alternative technologies. The only thing that ever matters for the company is what's client is paying for - the company has no vision or goal of its own, regardless of what managers say (they talk a lot but I'm yet to see any of their words turning into action). Getting more clients is all that counts. Consequently, turnover is very high. I've seen at least 5 people leaving the company in the last year.

    Office space and lighting can be really bad. No food provided, only a breakfast once a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start taking care of your people. Stop talking about the next great client you're about to pitch next week and start talking about what makes people feel good about working at AKQA (so far? probably nothing).

    Doesn't Recommend
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