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  • www.akqa.com
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 1994
  • Company - Public
  • Advertising & Marketing
  • $100 to $500 million (USD)

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AKQA is a design and innovation company that employs 2,200 professionals across 20 countries. Awarded the Cannes Lions Grand Prix for Design in 2021, and named by Gartner as one of the world’s leading marketing agencies in 2021. Winner of Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas in ...
Mission: The imaginative application of art and science.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2016(#3)

Top CEOs: 2016(#6)

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AKQA Reviews

3.9
74%
Recommend to a Friend
87%
Approve of CEO
Ajaz Ahmed
Ajaz Ahmed
349 Ratings
5.0
Current Employee, more than 3 years

"Working at AKQA"

Oct 21, 2021 - Finance in London, England, England
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Lovely team and support structure in place - Great people. Innovative ideas which are celebrated by the Company. Ability to learn new things and be continuously challenged. Feeling that the Company

Cons

A demanding environment to work in ( which is not a bad thing )
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Diversity & Inclusion at AKQA

3.7
(98 reviews)

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Does there seem to be diversity at AKQA?

...Poor leadership, lack of diversity in the workplace, really bad on boarding or lack there of, hate to say that there were a few racist comments made really uncomfortable moments, no trainings or employee development, high turn over, no process and procedures that actually stuck, a lot of the people in charge actually have no clue what they are doing and, the list just keeps going however, I’ll just stop you get the idea it’s not a good place....Read More

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AKQA Interviews

Experience
Positive50%
Negative34%
Neutral16%
Getting an Interview
Applied online41%
Recruiter24%
Employee Referral24%
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  1. User Experience Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Germany
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at AKQA (Germany)

    Interview

    Unprofessional and irresponsible HR. Applied for the job on 3rd Aug, HR sent me an interview invitation on 4th that was in a few hours, even though it was spontaneous, I accepted and waited for her confirmation. I tried to reach her via email, however, she never responded nor appear in the interview. I ended up waiting for her the whole day.

    The same thing kept happening again 3 times in the next 3 weeks, in which she kept sending me invitations and after I have accepted them, she would never confirm the interviews. No matter how many emails I wrote her, she would never respond.

    After one month, she said that she was busy hiring "more important" positions back then and sent me an invitation again. This time we finally had the interview, she kept muting and unmuting her microphone when we were just exchanging short sentences. Half of the time it was muted when she spoke and I had to tell her that. It was very hard to communicate with her. She did not pay attention to the interview and did not provide useful insight into the role. In the end, she told me she would get back to me in two weeks, and I still have not heard anything from her after almost two months.
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Company Updates

October 22, 2021
Oxford University studies indicate that low sound frequencies enhance the brain’s perception of bitter flavours. Beck’s put this theory to the test, in an experiment that explores the interplay between senses.
Shared image - Beck's Frequency - AKQA
Beck's Frequency - AKQA
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October 12, 2021
AKQA São Paulo created a film featuring famed Brazilian singer Ludmilla and dance group Turmalinas Negras to celebrate the power of black women using dance as a tool of reconnection to black culture, on the Nike Training app. The choreography is divided into six moments: birth, connection, roots, protection, recognition and awakening, showcasing how movements connect with ancestry and culture. Dance is presented as a tool for connecting with one’s own history and identity.
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The Awakening in Dance - AKQA
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AKQA Awards & Accolades

  • Cannes Lions Grand Prix 2019 - MediaCannes Lions International Festival for Creativity2019
  • Cannes Lions Grand Prix 2019 - EntertainmentCannes Lions International Festival for Creativity2019

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...Most employees stay back after work, just to get free beer and wine....

November 27, 2019

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