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Ajaz Ahmed
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    Awesome people. Amazing Ideas. Great work. Terrible Infrastructure.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AKQA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people- the way that we all come together as a team. I have never worked with such a dedicated, passionate team, who are constantly pushing each other to deliver the best work. Every company says this, but I truly feel I have a family in my colleagues. The culture is top and I am consistently inspired.

    Cons

    Inconsistency in processes and management. Lack of training. Current employees are constantly looked over for promotion and usurped by new hires instead, causing a wasteful amount of turnover. It's a crying shame. The wrong qualities are valued and the company demonstrates a lot of myopia, both in terms of business and client management as well as talent.

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    Follow the adviceyou give to clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
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AKQA Interviews

Updated Sep 11, 2014
Updated Sep 11, 2014

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    Strategy Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at AKQA in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    The process was based on networking solely. I had made a connection with a recruiter who was hiring for the position in New York, they were the one who helped me get my foot in the door for the interview. The position was really easy to discuss in the initial phone interview and was more about scheduling for a sit down, that could be based on credentials.

    The in-person didn't last more than 20 minutes and consisted of hypotheticals regarding what type of strategy work, or accounts I would work on and how I would solve so and so problems. Great experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you thought you could do better and why? What happened, and how would you change things.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

AKQA Awards and Accolades

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Digital Agency of the Year (Gold), Adweek, 2011
Digital Agency of the Year (Gold), Adweek, 2012
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Additional Info

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Website www.akqa.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Acquired By WPP Group
Founded 1995
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue ₹1 to ₹5 billion (INR) per year
Competitors Unknown

AKQA is an ideas and innovation company. We collaborate with forward-thinking companies to create the future.

AKQA is currently home to more than 1,400 employees in eleven offices around the world including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, London, New York, Paris, Portland, San Francisco, Shanghai, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. Clients include Anheuser-Busch, Audi, Delta, Google...
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