AKQA

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Ajaz Ahmed
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    Top of its game but still plenty of challenges to champion

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Program Manager in London, England

    I have been working at AKQA full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I recently started here and right away felt like I was being looked after - if I ever need anything there's always someone to offer advice and help me out. Opportunities for people to grow are abundant - AKQA nurtures from within so once you're here, you can do anything really. Amazing people, clients, great work, exciting projects and the chance to try out some of the latest technology the whole world wants to play with. We are spoilt with social events and benefits along with beautiful environments to work in - I'm sure the novelty will wear off but right now I'm super happy!

    Cons

    To the outsider it can seem a little cliquey at first, but once you get to know people (and make the effort to do so), you'll understand them and why they are the way they are - usually because sticking together for projects helps people do a better, more collaborative job.
    As with all companies in this industry the hours can vary, but when you're working for the best, don't expect an easy ride. I don't have any real issue with this - just a watch out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep encouraging younger members of the team - we love spending time with you, learning from you.

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AKQA Interviews

Updated 18 Feb 2015
Updated 18 Feb 2015

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    Technical Delivery Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at AKQA in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Professional, relatively fast (they needed a quick hire) one phone and two face-to-face interviews. A variety of topics, no particularly hard questions. Final interviews with more senior staff were relatively blunt, but to the point. I didn't tick all their boxes, but ticked enough to get an offer.
    Different interviews covered different material, initial phone interview was very easy, just a chat and very basic technical details. Second interview was more related to project management and software development. Final interview more on managing process and people, and more advanced aspects of the SDLC.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked to explain Continuous Integration - something I have done, but I clammed up and couldn't find the words.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Had a better offer from elsewhere

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

AKQA Awards and Accolades

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Ad Agency A-List Standout, Advertising Age, 2015
Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation, British Monarchy, 2014
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Additional Info

Website www.akqa.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 1,000 to 5,000 Employees
Acquired By WPP Group
Founded 1994
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue £100 to £500 million (GBP) per year
Competitors Unknown

At AKQA we believe in the imaginative application of art and science to create beautiful ideas, products and services. With an entrepreneurial and collaborative approach, we design adaptive digital services and applications that capture the imagination, delivering impressive returns for our clients.

AKQA is currently home to more than 1,700 employees in 14 offices around... More

Mission: The future inspires us. We work to inspire.

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