Axway Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
47 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales at Axway

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Axway full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Longtime provider of Software and Services for Secure File transfers and other Infrastructure type software solutions.
    Axway does have a decent customer base in the markets they compete in.

    Cons

    Changing management, comp plans, very competitive space... Axway competes with small software companies and has difficulty charging a premium for there technology in commodity markets. Axway is Headquartered out of France and there is a culture difference that can be felt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant

    I have been working at Axway full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Cuture is great
    - People are smart and kind
    - Good work life balance
    - Provides enough trainings
    - Trending towards the right direction (focus on US sales; new methodology in place)
    - Leaders are low profile

    Cons

    - Lots of products to sell and support
    - Bonus/rewards are confusing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Hire more people
    - Maintain the existing flat organization structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    ok type

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Developer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Axway full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    people friendliness, complex products, good customers

    Cons

    french dominance, favoritism, they say global but are french centric only.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    kick out all french top guys and bring US management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Axway has very poor leadership.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Axway full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits are on par with other companies. Some of the engineers are very hard working.

    Cons

    French run company. Unless you are French, you will not be respected. In the last 12 months, multiple key U.S. VP's have left the company indicating there are significant internal issues. Leadership turnover is well above the norm indicating there are problems.

    Significant product quality issues. For key products like B2Bi, Axway has NO REFERENCEABLE CLIENTS. Think about what that says.

    Engineering cannot hit delivery dates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a good management team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Could be a great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Axway full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good customer base. Interesting new products.

    Cons

    Growing pains. Internal IT is frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use Sales Force

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Management does know what direction to take.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Axway

    Pros

    Good experience working with international resources. Excellent Pre-Sales team.

    Cons

    Management does not have a good plan on where they want the company to go. Product needs to be enhanced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Axway full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of new things to work on. Never a dull moment.

    Cons

    The French don't understand the US business or models especially in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Too much french influence

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Axway full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work location. Excellent Sales team

    Cons

    Old technology. French influence. Poor support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to the guys who do the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mediocre Software company, with horrible politics and software quality.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Axway full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance - A lot of positions you can work remote
    People - There are a lot of good people in certain groups (Services mainly).
    Marketing and Management seem to be able to project vision to the marketplace
    Benefits - Average to above average.

    Cons

    Culture: Is absolutely horrendous. It's way to political in all aspects and people seem to be in CYA mode constantly. There is NO accountability at all, especially in the R&D space. You must learn the French culture of doing things to even survive. Almost all key/high level positions are French own, making if difficult in certain areas of the globe.

    Products: Are of the poorest quality which makes selling, supporting, and doing PSO work a nightmare. The R&D group does NOT perform proper Q&A on any of it's products. Key areas like Performance, Functionality, and Security are grossly ignored. There are also TO MANY PRODUCTS. Axway claims it's selling an enterprise solution. In reality, it's a bunch of different products that have been "slapped" together over their history of acquiring companies/products. That along with the product teams not "sync'ed" makes doing business on all levels impossible.

    Career Growth: Little to none if you are not French.

    My overall advice to people who are looking to work here is to find your niche, else, the main areas such as PSO/Support/Sales can be a nightmare to deal with. There is little "career growth" and deal with MAJOR product quality issues is something that you don't want to deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GET IN THE GYM! The company has become to fat with management and politics which is causing you to lag behind and be inefficient.

    STREAMLINE YOUR PRODUCTS, IMPROVE QUALITY!!!!!!!!!! It's getting out in the industry that Axway product quality is very bad and require LOTs of PSO (Man hours) to implement/upgrade.

    When you have companies suing you after failed projects and others leaving for your competitors you should blame the right group. R&D!!!!!!!!!!! NOT PSO/SUPPORT/SALES

    Listen to you voice of your customers and act!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    9-5 govt. job with no accountability

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Axway full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Lack of accountability
    - good place to work if you can suck up. You will be on fast track.

    Cons

    - Too much politics.
    - Top management oblivious
    - BU managers incompetent and very political
    - People stay because of bad economy. More opportunities outside will result in more good people leaving

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is not difficult. Define tangible KPIs for BUs and fire the managers if they don't deliver.
    Hold them accountable

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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