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Actix Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
7 Reviews

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  1.  

    Several years in Actix

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer  in  Hammersmith, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Hammersmith, England (UK)

    Pros

    Great majority of employees are fantastic. Professional, intelligent and very helpful.
    I've learned a lot about architecture, technology, project management, continuous integration, etc... this list is very, very long.

    In general most of the people are trying to do their work in the most efficient way so if there is a need for a script to automate something and speed up the process next time you are most welcome to do it.

    The conclusion is: I never felt that people are scared of progress, improvements, learning something new - which was fantastic.

    I was in ActixONE team but Analyzer team wasn't bad from what I heard as well.

    There is a book group (with pizza) - at least when I was working there...
    Cakes on Friday - there is £2 contribution per month and for this money we were buying cakes - lots of them.
    Social Do's !!! Great thing! Once a month all participants in this program (£15 per month) are going to pub and then to different restaurants each time. We visited some of the best restaurants in London and drank huge amounts of alcohol :) - the company was covering the difference between your £15 and the real cost!

    Cons

    Sometimes people stay really long hours.
    If the project is cross-border with German branch there are tensions sometimes. Who is responsible for what, who should align their interfaces... etc.

    Not enough effort put into creating framework around JBoss to allow easy development and testing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hard to say. In overall they were quite good :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Long career potential. Varied experiences due to working environment being closely tied to management performance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Good comp at market rates. Excellent benefit package. Plenty of roles depending on skill-set, with some scope to move internally. Work-life balance is "ok"... there is flexibility such as working for home sometimes, but other times work demands are disproportionate to the comp.

    Cons

    Personal development and performance improvement given nothing more than lip-service. Values are not "lived", just presented and then ignored. Since acquisition by Amdocs there are many more internal processes to follow which are not well-defined. Office atmosphere sometimes akin to a library! Working environment and pressures very closely tied to the current management goals, which are sometimes too short term, resulting in constantly changing priorities for everyone else. Poor communication between senior management and everyone else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more goals for 3, 6 and 12 month timelines with teams. Create better synchronisation between pre-sales, finance, services and product management teams as it often feels like the company is being pulled in 4 different directions.

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Simply a Hire and Fire Organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Couldn't think there are any

    Cons

    Regular firing is part of the game.
    Unless you're telecom engineer try to stay away..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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