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)
3.7
(based on 635 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.8
(based on 16 reviews)
SMRS employees rated their Overall Rating 1.1 higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
4.3
SMRS employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.8 higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
4.3
SMRS employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.9 higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.4
Work-life balance
4.3
SMRS employees rated their Work-life balance 0.9 higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
4.6
SMRS employees rated their Senior Management 1.2 higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
4.6
SMRS employees rated their Culture & Values 0.8 higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
AKQA Ceo Ajaz Ahmed
81%
81%Ajaz Ahmed
CEO Approval
SMRS Ceo Toby Windsor and Richard Lewis
100%
100%Toby Windsor and Richard Lewis
SMRS employees rated their CEO Approval 19% higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
69%
% Recommend to a friend
94%
SMRS employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 25% higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
62%
Positive Business Outlook
94%
SMRS employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 32% higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.

Salaries

AKQA has 189 more total submitted salaries than SMRS.
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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 Intern - Copy Writer

I worked at SMRS for less than a year

Pros

A brilliant introduction to the industry. I loved the environment and everyone made me feel very welcome.

Cons

Zero. Can't speak highly enough of my time here.

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