AKQA Employee Reviews about "great people"

Updated 14 May 2020

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AKQA CEO Ajaz Ahmed
Ajaz Ahmed
312 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great agency with great people and exciting clients and projects(in 53 reviews)

  • "Great clients, competitive salaries, and great culture(in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • "When you're striving for excellence it can mean long hours but that's the nature of the industry and we all work together to try and solve for this(in 60 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance close to non-existent(in 54 reviews)

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  1. "great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at AKQA full-time

    Pros

    really great people and great projects

    Cons

    none that spring to mind!

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  2. "Account Manager"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Account Manager 

    I have been working at AKQA full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    not the clearest progression structure.

    AKQA Response

    January 6, 2020Managing Director

    Thanks for the contribution, impact, and journey. Let's get that development plan in place for you that outlines your next-steps, goals and milestones. If you don't have yours in place by 31 Jan, email myself or John and we'll get that personally looked after. Thanks, Ron, MD, ron@akqa.com

  3. "Interesting"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at AKQA for less than a year

    Pros

    great brands great people great location great tech

    Cons

    long hours balance training clarity see above I cannot think of other things, it really depends on what you work on

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  4. "Creative"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AKQA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great people, brands and leadership

    Cons

    not much help given by colleagues in terms of support when working on a high pressure task

    AKQA Response

    June 17, 2016

    Thanks for sharing your feedback. It's good to hear where we can improve and I always meet everybody in person after they've been with us in London for 3 months to hear how we can get better and help their careers. We'll start to look at how we can give you more support when you need it and organise further training and development. Please feel free to come and see me at anytime, or we can catch up for breakfast one morning to tailor it to your needs. I hope you continue to have a long and meaningful career with us. Best wishes, Sam sam@akqa.com Managing Director, AKQA

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    "Great Experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Senior Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AKQA for less than a year

    Pros

    I have been working at AKQA for last half a year and it is everything you cold ask for as far as creative agencies go. The work is incredibly interesting, even if challenging at times. The benefits and overall working culture is great. People are generally very positive and open minded. The monthly drinks are a blast as well. Thumbs up.

    Cons

    Recruitment process can be a bit unwieldy. I assume that at times work / life balance will not be ideal, but that is true for every agency in London.

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  6. "Poor management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at AKQA

    Pros

    Great people/teams to work with

    Cons

    HR are irresponsible and disorganized No support for career growth Poor leadership from senior client services A lot of ego from creatives

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    "CV booster"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at AKQA full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with - you will make some great friends.

    Cons

    Its a bit like the wild west in there, which worked when the business was much smaller. It now needs structure and investment to support its size, but that doesn't seem to be happening. As far as I can see it will continue to suffer from a lack of planning.

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  8. Helpful (5)

    "Run... and keep running"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at AKQA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There WERE a ton of great people there... but they're not there anymore as many left for greener pastures or got laid off

    Cons

    - Pays way below market - You'll never get a salary increase - No direction in strategy - Business development is MIA - Management sucks - No work/life balance - Best talent is long gone

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  9. "Experience as SPM"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Communications Team in Berlin
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great agency with great people and exciting clients and projects

    Cons

    Lack of focus and long term planning.

  10. "Designer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at AKQA

    Pros

    Great people to work with, really fun work.

    Cons

    Hiring tied more to project budgets than talent.

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