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Anonymous shared this review of AKQA, United States on Feb 22nd, 2021
"It's not a great place to be a woman. To be promoted or get your way here, you should be a white male and ideally British."
Anonymous shared this review of AKQA on Aug 20th, 2018
"I always felt respected by peers and leadership. The company also makes a concerted effort to champion the growth of women. "
Anonymous shared this review of AKQA on May 30th, 2018
"It is limiting especially in the media department and lacking creativity overall."
Anonymous shared this review of AKQA on Aug 25th, 2017
"Top notch agency, amazing projects and clients, but people are expected and rewarded for being available and staying late. So having kids (read: being a MOM and traditionally primary caregiver) can impact you being selected to work on projects. Your schedule can be as flexible as you want it to be, BUT to really prosper in this environment you have to be available to work late hours. "
Anonymous shared this review of AKQA on Jul 2nd, 2017
"Don't work here. They're are no women in leadership and the CEO is an actual misogynist. Stay away. "
"Company culture favored those who spent more hours in the office. My female boss regularly worked 12+ hour days. If I was not in the office at least 10 hours, I would get emails/texts at home and be expected to respond immediately. The only members of senior management team who had children were men with stay-at-home wives. None of the women in management had children. In 2 years I worked at AKQA, no woman in my office got pregnant or had a child. No maternity benefits are offered past what was mandated in the Family & Medical Leave Act. One of my team members had a small child, and had to occasionally work from home if her child was sick. She always had to ask permission, while a male colleague on the same team who stayed home with a sick child did not. While leadership can vary from team to team, the management team never set appropriate guidelines for team managers to follow, which left the door open for many male managers to favor their male employees."
"If we are going to change culture, we need more women willing to help the cause."