Compare AKQA vs Search Laboratory BETA

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

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Search Laboratory

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 631 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.6
(based on 52 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Career Opportunities
4.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
4.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.4
Work-life balance
4.6
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.4
Senior Management
4.5
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.8
Culture & Values
4.7
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
AKQA Ceo Ajaz Ahmed
80%
80%Ajaz Ahmed
CEO Approval
Search Laboratory Ceo Ian Harris
100%
100%Ian Harris
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
69%
% Recommend to a friend
93%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
61%
Positive Business Outlook
84%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Project Manager13 Salaries
£59,434/yr
Senior Web Developer10 Salaries
£52,117/yr
Account Manager7 Salaries
£37,235/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
COPR Project Manager2 Salaries
£28,606/yr
Developer2 Salaries
£42,575/yr
PPC Account Manager2 Salaries
£25,487/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
Pros
"Great people"(in 53 reviews)
"Great clients"(in 33 reviews)
Pros
"Social events"(in 7 reviews)
"Working environment"(in 7 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 60 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 54 reviews)
Cons
"Less competitive"(in 3 reviews)
"Starting salaries"(in 3 reviews)
Featured Review
"My second home"17 Apr 2020

Current Employee - Scrum Master

I have been working at AKQA full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

I've been with my AKQA family for almost 12 years. Over these years I've had the pleasure and privilege of working with some of the most talented people in the world on some of the most exciting and... challenging projects for some of the most amazing clients. The freedom and encouragement for continuous exploration and improvement as we craft quality work is an absolute gift and it's something we practice on regular basis. I'm grateful I was given the opportunity to improve and progress within different disciplines over the years as my passion in different areas was evolving. This is an opportunity everyone receives equally and is something that makes us invincible. Just as important and undeniably evident is the vibrant culture and positive vibe you can feel in the office on daily basis and in all our social event. People from all walks of life, gender, race and religion united by a common goal gravitating around genuine passion for creativity, innovation, thought, quality and service. All together on a mission as a team, having fun along the way. One team one dream. I'm proud to be a part of this team.

Cons

I honestly can't fault any aspect of working for AKQA, which I believe is reflected in my tenure with the company.

Current Employee - PPC Account Manager

I have been working at Search Laboratory full-time for more than a year

Pros

Work Environment - SearchLabs promotes a casual and relaxed working environment which works really well. Recently introduced flexible working hours after identifying a desire for it, making it much... easier to find a good work/life balance. People - The best thing about the company, everyone is so kind, fun and encouraging in every team of the company making everyday working life a lot more enjoyable. Opportunities - I feel like I've been given lots of opportunities to learn and progress during my time at Search Laboratory - I also feel that the recent changes to team structures makes progression internally a lot clearer and has introduced roles in certain areas where people would previously hit a ceiling. Perks - Really enjoy the games room on the top floor, with games such as table tennis, darts, pool, shuffleboard, table football to relax at lunch or after work. The healthcare benefits are also really good!

Cons

Could forward plan with recruitment needs better - Often feels as though it's reactive rather than proactive.

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