Axeda Reviews

Updated April 12, 2014
Updated April 12, 2014
8 Reviews
3.3
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great people, technology, and benefits as well as excellent opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Axeda full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with lots of very talented people
    Forward looking, designing for the future, and exploring new technologies
    Comprehensive and competitive benefits
    Stock options

    Cons

    Growing market - always adding lots of new customers which brings growing pains.
    Always adding or enhancing features which keeps everyone from product owners, developers, documentation, and QA very busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stress and Politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Foxborough, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Foxborough, MA

    I worked at Axeda full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing product and great CEO

    Cons

    politics, pressure, no personal growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grow up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Axeda as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Company to work for

    Cons

    Nothing as such to mention

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Foxboro, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Foxboro, MA

    I have been working at Axeda full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, fun coworkers, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    You may end up without a first review for over a year

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good product, horrible management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Foxboro, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foxboro, MA

    I have been working at Axeda

    Pros

    Good product; decent pay; flexible schedule; smart people working there (mostly)

    Cons

    tenured staff has tendency to talk down to newer staff; new management came in earlier this year and laid off a bunch of good people for false reasons; overall morale is low and people are scared for their jobs (not a good thing!!). New managements goal is to make the company attractive so it can be bought - which also leads to people wondering about their jobs for the future. If bought, new management team will leave (that's what they do) and a newer mgmt team will come in. very unstable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get some clue on how to treat your employees. be more open w/ communication on what you plan to do with the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Axeda is stuck in a rut without a clear direciton

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales  in  Foxboro, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales in Foxboro, MA

    I worked at Axeda

    Pros

    Axeda is operating in a very exciting field dealing with the connection of smart devices to generate new business value. They are the oldest company in this field and have a significant leadership position

    Cons

    Axeda is not moving forward. The management lacks vision and the underlying finances of the company are shaky at best.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Good Place To Work Overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Foxboro, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foxboro, MA

    I have been working at Axeda

    Pros

    - Friendly coworkers.
    - Reasonable compensation when you're new to the company.
    - Reasonable benefits.
    - A strong company with a good vision of where they are and where they want to go as a company.
    - Very flexible with taking time off and/or telecommuting where necessary.
    - The CEO is incredibly friendly and will know your name. He truly cares about his employees and tries to connect with them.

    Cons

    - Like most tech employers, to get a good raise or promotion you'll likely need to leave the company.
    - Not easily accessible to public transportation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With a product that is so promising, meaningful, useful, and most of all complex, having long term employees is crucial. Ever since the economy started to improve, too many good employees are leaving Axeda for higher paying and better opportunities. Find a way to fix this.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    You will be scrumed to death and steped over and replaced with offshore as soon as your soul is consumed.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - You Guess  in  Foxboro, MA
    Current Employee - You Guess in Foxboro, MA

    I have been working at Axeda

    Pros

    11 hours is a normal, very agile work day there, btw include weekends too.
    Great company, but you won't make it past 6 month, so long term plans shouldn't concern you.

    Cons

    Over commitment is wide spread, people are digging their own graves there, while management quietly exploits that phenomenon at the expense of unsuspecting peasants, who on purpose are made to be slightly late and feeling guilty. They figured a great way of running it isn't it?
    Up to 1 hour of STAND UP Scrum every day at 9am sharp and don't be late as most people live within 15 mile radius and it's not a problem for them. Others simply do not survive past 6 month.
    You will be baby sat to death. Frequent scrum inspection is really frequent and beyond annoying, you will need to tell how many hours you will need to do something you have no idea what it will really take, then your fair estimate will be slashed by 40-50% and that's what you commit to whether you want it or not.
    Hello 12+ hour days, enjoy it, however consider UPS instead, with overtime you may end up about even. Add to that two DAYS of non stop scrum planning and review twice a month.
    Also, you will be called anytime late evening or weekend and rushed to do some nonsense made- it-look-like can't-wait-till-the-next-day imaginary critical issue..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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