There are newer employer reviews for AKQA

7 people found this helpful  

Going downhill fast

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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

191 Other Employee Reviews for AKQA (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1.  

    Award-winning creative in a young, driven environment

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

    I worked at AKQA as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    there are always new projects in the pipeline
    management provides flexibility and growth
    co-workers are smart, self-motivated, and fun
    great location (SF HQ office)

    Cons

    I worked in Search, which is in LL2, the basement--no windows!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work hard, play hard, negotiate harder.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
There are newer employer reviews for AKQA

Work at AKQA? Share Your Experiences

AKQA

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.