AKQA

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7 people found this helpful  

Going downhill fast

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Strategist in San Francisco, CA (US)
Current Employee - Strategist in San Francisco, CA (US)

I have been working at AKQA full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Was a great culture with great people. Fun projects and good alignment with other teams. Incredible visionaries who did some great incredible work.

Cons

Cheap company. Finance department is intolerable to get things improved. No vision beyond some great project based work. Very siloed, creative teams dispersed through the building but yet media and search teams reside in the basement where they have been for years. Now that there is a WPP acquisition, key leadership employees have been leaving. What was once a shining star really seems to be losing its luster, and fast.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stabilize the ship, or you are going to lose 50% of your employees in the next year.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Work hard, play hard, negotiate harder.

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    Current Employee - Social Media Editor in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Social Media Editor in City of London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    The people, the work, the opportunities, the clients.

    Cons

    The expectation and acceptance that working over 10 hours a day is normal and the fabric of what makes the agency so great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less time congratulating yourselves and more time setting up frameworks and progression for employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Old Men's Club Vibe in Agency Seeking to Innovate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Account in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at AKQA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Dogs Allowed in office
    -Super smart, driven employees w/ agency experience
    -Great SF location
    -Good Reputation in Industry
    -Good for creatives

    Cons

    -Does not look out for junior level employees
    -Favoritism shown towards tenured, mostly male, employees
    -Corporate Vibe - Definitely not your "fun, creative" atmosphere found at most agencies in the area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember your junior level employees, re-install the creative, small agency feel that no longer exists, stop hiring boring people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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