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Axway Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
49 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mediocre Software company, with horrible politics and software quality.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    9-5 govt. job with no accountability

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

    Must learn to Understand the French culture

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting work. There a number of talented dedicated people.

    Cons

    Axway is very much a French company. The key leadership roles are French

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wants to be an A company but too many C employees and negative culture

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

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

    Pros

    Customers cut across all verticals
    Global interactions

    Cons

    Very poor product quality
    No accountability, especially if French employee. Ex: head of R&D never delivered successful product, terminated? No, now head of product management
    Driven employees quickly run into those that aren't and soon lose drive
    Heavy management structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in quality! Quality software, quality people regardless of working country, quality culture. Otherwise only attractive aspect will be the customer list.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Poor Sr. Management, product direction and inability to execute

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

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

    Pros

    None, very poorly constructed organization.

    Cons

    Company that is behind the times. Products do not integrate at all, extremely low morale and unsatisfied customers. No strategic direction. Sr. Management takes an approach of threatening employees to motivate them. Inability to communicate to the fields, sales teams do not receive compensation packages within a reasonable time period.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sr. Management needs to be removed and company needs to be gutted of its current culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of communication and visibility

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

    I worked at Axway full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Good collaboration at lower levels of organization.

    Cons

    CEO and VP's are barely visible. No communication until quarterly meeting and even then it's rote information. Not many opportunities for career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be visible. Create a culture that rewards new ideas and critical thinking. Listen to mid-level managers, not just execs. You're a software company, not the CIA.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Technical Consultant

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

    I have been working at Axway full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good and helpful team members, nice work environment not much pressure

    Cons

    Travel involved. Hikes are not in leaps.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    No career path for women

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Axway

    Pros

    global nature, international environment, bright employees

    Cons

    no career path, glass ceiling at the janitorial level for woman

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get into the 21st century. women (and Americans) have value too!

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    French management ruins otherwise spectacular company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Axway

    Pros

    The problem domain is interesting and the customer base is vast. Constant challenges on all fronts, and the U.S. office is still small enough that you get to know everyone.

    Cons

    Management doesn't know how to deal with runaway growth or foreign (e.g. American) employees. The amazing technical minds that were acquired during the Cyclone Commerce merger have all fled to greener pastures because the work was no longer interesting. Codebase is a nightmare, support bends to the will of customers in all matters, sales has given up entirely on reasonable promises during pitches, and H.R. Is too small and inexperienced to hold it all together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consolidate, focus on employees, learn how to satisfy customers without giving lying or giving them the moon. You're bleeding employees like crazy while retaining the dull and lazy.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Good Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Has great people. Good supportive team members.

    Cons

    Management is not very good and work life balance is poor.

    Recommends

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