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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

30+ 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

30+ days ago

Client Partner

AKQA London, NA +2 locations

As a Client Partner you will be responsible for revenue, client planning, business development and business consulting. Demonstrating an in-depth… Ivy Exec

16 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

16 days ago

Creative Director

AKQA London, NA +2 locations

As a senior member of the AKQA Creative department you will influence changes in consumer behaviour through ideas, creativity and the use of… Ivy Exec

16 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 Amsterdam, NA +4 locations

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

16 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

16 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

16 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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    Some of their offices may make cool work, but NYC isn't one of them.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
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    I have been working at AKQA full-time (less than an year)


    Lots of young people makes the office feel energetic and fresh. They're definitely a roll-up-your-sleeves-and-let's-get-to-work type of agency. They pride themselves on being a creative agency, which may sound good, but in practice leads to a lot of headaches. Monthly late night happy hours in the office were a fun and creative solution to get people together and bond/commiserate (depending on how your week went).


    The lack of experienced staff leads to lots of indecision, which leads to rework, which leads to turn over. Employees tend to get staffed to particular accounts, so meeting people outside of your account is rather difficult. As a result, the office feels rather silo'ed.

    As a digital agency I was taken aback by the lack of general understanding of digital by most people. A project's creative direction was usually undertaken by the visual team rather than the UX team. While some designers can think interactively, their creative leadership (CD and GCD levels) clearly lack a strong understanding of IA or interaction design. Fighting their holier-than-thou mentality was a constant struggle as they try to push their own agenda while you try and design what's best for the user.

    If you are a UX designer this is not the place for you.

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    Separate departments (account, strategy, UX and visual) need to learn how to better collaborate with each other. It seems like each group is trying to own the project rather than it being a group effort.

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