Compare AKQA vs Instrumental BETA

See how Instrumental vs. AKQA compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.1
(based on 109 reviews)
4.8
(based on 11 reviews)
Career Opportunities
2.9
4.3
Compensation & Benefits
3.1
4.5
Work-life balance
3.0
4.8
Senior Management
2.9
4.7
Culture & Values
2.7
4.8
CEO Approval
AKQA Ceo Ajaz Ahmed
46%Ajaz Ahmed
Instrumental Ceo Conrad Withey
93%Conrad Withey
% Recommend to a friend
51%
93%
Positive Business Outlook
42%
93%

Salaries

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What Employees Say

Pros
"Great people"(in 50 reviews)
"Great clients"(in 39 reviews)
There are no reviews matching this company.
Cons
"Long hours"(in 52 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 49 reviews)
Featured Review
"Empowering"2 Oct 2019

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at AKQA full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

AKQA has an abundance of benefits for its employees and i feel very fortunate to have access to these. I find the new leadership resilient. Their honesty, integrity, empowerment, vision, and... transparency is uplifting. It's energising for the MD to always involve the team and share credit and recognition. They definitely reignited my inspiration by rolling their sleeves up and getting stuck in - thank you all for not just managing but importantly leading us!!

Cons

Don't really have anything bad to say - I really respect the changes that have taken place recently.

Advice to Management

Some don't like change but in an ever-changing world it's inevitable and the only way we succeed is to continue moving forward - the recent transparency and honesty we've had this year have been... uplifting and hope we don't lose it!

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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