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Going downhill fast

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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 for more than a 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. 2 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 for 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. 6 people found this helpful  

    Giant high school with no individuality or opportunity for growth

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    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

    Beer Fridge, Nice Location, 401K Match 50% after first year, Endless knowledge in mobile, and annual events including parties, picnics, and more crony activities.

    Cons

    Crony Lifestyle, No Work Life Balance, Terrible Pay, Managers (don't have managerial skills), No Room for Growth, Everyone is Miserable there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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