Compare AKQA vs Instrumental BETA

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AKQA

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Instrumental

Employee Ratings

  • Instrumental scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 643 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.8
(based on 11 reviews)
Instrumental employees rated their Overall Rating 1.1 higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
4.3
Instrumental employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.8 higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
4.5
Instrumental employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 1.1 higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.4
Work-life balance
4.8
Instrumental employees rated their Work-life balance 1.4 higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
4.7
Instrumental employees rated their Senior Management 1.3 higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
4.8
Instrumental employees rated their Culture & Values 1.0 higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
AKQA Ceo Ajaz Ahmed
80%
80%Ajaz Ahmed
CEO Approval
Instrumental Ceo Conrad Withey
93%
93%Conrad Withey
Instrumental employees rated their CEO Approval 13% higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
69%
% Recommend to a friend
93%
Instrumental employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 24% higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
59%
Positive Business Outlook
93%
Instrumental employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 34% higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.

Salaries

AKQA has 193 more total submitted salaries than Instrumental.
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What Employees Say

  • "Great people" was the most mentioned Pro at AKQA.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at AKQA.
Pros
Pros
"Great people"(in 53 reviews)
"Great clients"(in 33 reviews)
There aren't enough reviews matching this company to generate pros and cons.
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 60 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 54 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Infrastructure Senior Technical Analyst

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

Pros

Being part of the infrastructure team within a highly regarded enterprise organisation like AKQA is a pleasurable experience. From the outset, staff are treated with respect and responsibility. The... on-boarding from HR, Studio Services and my own team was superb. The studio has a great spirit with a strong shared identity. The leadership team are visible and active with all staff, and all departments contributing to an enjoyable working culture.

Cons

A relatively slow turnover of staff may prove a barrier to rapid progression, and internal infrastructure roles are notoriously 'business as usual' focused. But AKQA is a cutting edge agency with... staff supported on solid foundations.

Advice to Management

Really impressed. Keep rallying the troops. The passion is contagious. The client base and new business being won by the agency is testament to this. The reputation of AKQA in the industry is well... deserved.

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Instrumental full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

- Great leadership with bags of experience, personable, warm and lots to learn from. - Well backed with inspirational mentors at original investment company and development opportunities. - Talented,... diverse and relatively autonomous team to deliver on companies vision with freedom to grow, explore, fail occasionally and develop from practice. - Interesting and contemporary side of the marketing and music industry. - Companies brand and image is as internal in values and vision as external in its promises.

Cons

- Reasonable trade off of progressional structure, benefits and incentives that come with scale up type businesses as opposed to corporates

Advice to Management

Continue to put your faith in promising people, they’ll stay lifelong fans :)

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