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Terrific company

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC (US)

I have been working at AKQA full-time

Pros

Smart teams, high-profile projects, strong management practices. Relaxed environment, family-friendly. Great exposure to variety of technologies and tools. Lots of interesting work going on.

Cons

Some projects get pretty massive, which can get tiring creatively. Inter office communication/sharing could be better. Need more interaction between tech and design.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create more opportunities for departments to interact. Per-project bonuses would be good, too.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    AKQA has been generally a good experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AKQA

    Pros

    - casual atmosphere
    - smart people
    - small perks (bagel monday, fruit wednesday, coffee, tea, subsidized vending machines)
    - decent benefits
    - good reputation

    Cons

    - some long hours
    - expectations about being in the office
    - losing many good employees
    - feel of pressure from management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a trickle down effect about how a business is run. It has been difficult to keep highly skilled people and I know there are plans being made to address that, but I think it needs to kicked up a notch by looking at the way employees are appreciated.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Needs focus in direction. Pick a side, already.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at AKQA

    Pros

    Location, Location, Location
    Office space - cool building, sweet studio space
    Smart peers (some)

    Cons

    Clueless, terribly confused management
    Clueless, terribly confused management
    Clueless, terribly confused management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If there was ever a dysfunctional, bizzaro management team, this is it. And not in a cool, creative way.
    Just because you have a monkey on speed, doesn't mean that the monkey is smart. And it certainly doesnt mean said monkey is a good manager. Your chairman just wrote a brilliant book, read it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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