Compare AKQA vs SMRS BETA

See how working at AKQA vs. SMRS compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at AKQA vs. SMRS. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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AKQA

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SMRS

Employee Ratings

  • SMRS 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)
3.8
(based on 765 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 18 reviews)
SMRS employees rated their Overall Rating 0.7 higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
4.1
SMRS employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
SMRS employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.6 higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.5
Work-life balance
4.1
SMRS employees rated their Work-life balance 0.6 higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Senior Management
4.4
SMRS employees rated their Senior Management 0.9 higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
4.4
SMRS employees rated their Culture & Values 0.5 higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
AKQA Ceo Ajaz Ahmed
84%
84%Ajaz Ahmed
CEO Approval
SMRS Ceo Toby Windsor and Richard Lewis
90%
90%Toby Windsor and Richard Lewis
SMRS employees rated their CEO Approval 6% higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
72%
% Recommend to a friend
89%
SMRS employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 17% higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
59%
Positive Business Outlook
81%
SMRS employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 22% higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.

Salaries

AKQA has 238 more total submitted salaries than SMRS.
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£49,614/yr
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£35,958/yr
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£44,760/yr
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£21,469/yr
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£34,946/yr
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£20,270/yr

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 56 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 36 reviews)
There aren't enough reviews matching this company to generate pros and cons.
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 61 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 54 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Associate Creative Director

I have been working at AKQA full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

- A company that absolutely cares about employees. The Work from home policies over the last year and half due to the pandemic really enhanced that point even more. We could really seen everyone... looked after each other. -A great leadership, making sure you'll find your goal, reach them, and going beyond. - A portfolio of world class clients. Always opened to break the creative innovation fronteers.

Cons

- I guess as everywhere, in big scale studios the communication can be a bit complex between all the differents departments.

Former Employee - Digital Operations

I worked at SMRS full-time for more than a year

Pros

Incredibly friendly and inclusive workplace

Cons

Nothing major from my side

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