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Technically excellent colleagues, very little management support for career progression, very cliquey management.

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Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Egham, England (UK)
Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Egham, England (UK)

I worked at Axon Solutions

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Some of the 'old hand' consultants are the best in the industry - you can pick up a lot from working with them.

Cons

In practice,and very ironically, there is very an 'Employee Last' policy in place. You'd rather go on a project close to home: they'll place you on a project far away - and you'll have no say in it. You want to go on training: the project manager will almost always refuse - because it means lost revenue or an awkward explanation to the client. And so on - your interests as an employee are only of marginal interest.

The management clique is very annoying too: favours will be handed out to 'mates' of various senior managers - contrary to the stated expense policy. E.g. business class flights, where economy should be booked, whereas an 'average Joe' may well be placed on the cheaper weekend disrupting economy flight - deeply annoying when you are flogging your guts out for the company.

Very unenlightened family unfriendly policies. Most other consultancies encourage consultants to work from home on Fridays, if projects are far away from home on client sites. Whereas, in practice most HCL Axon project managers will stop their consultants doing this - even if it is common practice with client and with the non HCL Axon consultants on the project. They want to show that HCL Axon is pushing its staff harder than others.

Advice to Management

Try and think about what's in the best interest of your employees and thus ultimately the company and shareholders.

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  1. Nice place to work Independently

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Axon Solutions

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pays well. You are allowed to handle your own travel arrangement which is a breeze as you can choose you personal airlines for points. and reimbursement is quick.

    Cons

    HR is a bit slow and rigid but that the case in all organizations

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    You would do well to stay away if you are looking for a career; good for one or two projects

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    Current Employee - SAP Consultant
    Current Employee - SAP Consultant

    I have been working at Axon Solutions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good for projects
    - Good if you like travelling
    - Good if you like being micro managed
    - Good if your communication skills are not great

    Cons

    - Projects are good but mostly fix bid so be prepared for extra hours without any overtime pay considerations
    - Be prepared to take red eye flights if you can't make early Monday mornings on client sites
    - No per diem on certain projects
    - Very often, person with lesser experience, will be your team lead
    - Project Manager only cares about completing his project on time
    - No training opportunities .. online training in your free time is the way to go
    - Leadership .- Capability Lead is also working on projects and subsequently less or no attention to capability management

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a great job at blowing away the Axon brand.

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