Compare AKQA vs Search Laboratory BETA

See how working at AKQA vs. Search Laboratory 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. Search Laboratory. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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AKQA

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Search Laboratory

Employee Ratings

  • Search Laboratory 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 753 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 62 reviews)
Search Laboratory employees rated their Overall Rating 0.7 higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.5
Career Opportunities
4.1
Search Laboratory employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
3.8
Search Laboratory employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.5
Work-life balance
4.5
Search Laboratory employees rated their Work-life balance 1.0 higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.5
Senior Management
4.4
Search Laboratory employees rated their Senior Management 0.9 higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
4.6
Search Laboratory employees rated their Culture & Values 0.7 higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
AKQA Ceo Ajaz Ahmed
79%
79%Ajaz Ahmed
CEO Approval
Search Laboratory Ceo Ian Harris
100%
100%Ian Harris
Search Laboratory employees rated their CEO Approval 21% higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
74%
% Recommend to a friend
92%
Search Laboratory employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 18% higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
59%
Positive Business Outlook
80%
Search Laboratory employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 21% higher than AKQA employees rated theirs.

Salaries

AKQA has 188 more total submitted salaries than Search Laboratory.
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What Employees Say

  • "Great people" was the most mentioned Pro at AKQA.
  • "Working environment" was the most mentioned Pro at Search Laboratory.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at AKQA.
  • "Starting salaries" was the most mentioned Con at Search Laboratory.
Pros
Pros
"Great people"(in 56 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 36 reviews)
Pros
"Working environment"(in 8 reviews)
"Social events"(in 7 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 61 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 54 reviews)
Cons
"Starting salaries"(in 4 reviews)
"Poor salary"(in 3 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Senior Strategist

I worked at AKQA full-time

Pros

Great briefs, super-smart team and the opportunity to create portfolio-worthy work.

Cons

Can be long hours during pitches but that's the norm in all agencies.

Current Employee - Manager

I have been working at Search Laboratory full-time

Pros

Great people, genuine focus on offering the best possible service for clients, good amount of freedom and autonomy, good opportunities to innovate and for your voice to be heard, focus on hiring... graduates and promoting them through the ranks.

Cons

As with most similar companies, there have been some challenging times since COVID hit, which have led to a reduction in headcount and some struggles around the culture with the shift to working from... home. However, I feel like Search Lab handled this well (compared to horror stories I've heard from friends and other former colleagues about how it has been handled elsewhere) and I'm still hugely confident in the company's ability to bounce back from this setback.

Job Postings

AKQA has 103 more recently posted open jobs than Search Laboratory.