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Demanding but fun with tons of learning experience and working with solid team.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior PreSales Solutions Architect  in  London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Senior PreSales Solutions Architect in London, England (UK)

I have been working at Axway

Pros

State of the art technology really is world class. Can grow your career through hard work and get to travel a lot and see many different working environments as you visit new customer sites. You feel proud to represent Axway - a company that develops and builds great technology in what is becoming a highly competitive area of IT.

Cons

Little appreciation for family life. Focus is work on company growth and not growth of individual employee.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus more on the employee who is ultimately the foundation of the company and their needs.

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    Lack of communication, collaboration and coordination fostered by Senior Executive Management

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Axway

    Pros

    * There are some very good leaders
    * Good health benefits
    * Willing to pay (see cons though)
    * Great CTO (true visionary with focus on executing - he should be the CEO)
    * Good MFT and VA technologies
    * A company wants to excel - but can't get breakdown its fiefdoms

    Cons

    * Terrible cross business unit collaboration
    * Senior Executive Management fosters unhealthy competition between BUs
    * Affirms fiefdom building - thereby getting in the way of Axway growth
    * No resource sharing between business groups
    * IF, Axway would mandate resource and IP sharing, then the company would excel - not any time soon though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Consolidate Solution Architects under one NA Management reporting structure to share these resources across all BUs. Stated differently: don't allow a single BU Sales Manager to own the SA resources or even IP. SA's are key to Axway success if made available across BUs. This is critical.

    * Don't support one BU over another. If a BU manager wants to expand their control and encroach on another, put a lid on it. If that first or second line manager threatens to quit - let them.

    * Fix this before you go public. The core technologies aligned with visionary leadership (Dave Bennett, CTO) will position Axway as a thought leader that can execute on promises.

    * Net: fix the lack of cross BU coordination, collaboration and communication problem. Fire those who do not kowtow to a new Axway mantra. Or, let chaos rule as it does now and not only will sales dwindle, but so will customer satisfaction.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Downwards spiral since Tumbleweed acquisition.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sofia (Bulgaria)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sofia (Bulgaria)

    I worked at Axway

    Pros

    The company is well established (at least on EU market) and there is great job security. Coming from Tumbleweed before the acquisition, there are (still) some good engineering practices to follow and learn if you're just joining. The office is nice, benefits are OK.

    Cons

    Since Tumbleweed acquisition everything is going in a downwards spiral. Axway is enforcing their standards for everything related to engineering - the process, the tools, reviews etc. Those standards are way behind what Tumbleweed had. In a few words, Axway is dragging down (ex)Tumbleweed in every possible way. Most of the good engineers left. There is no innovation, only support of the existing products. Everything is moving at a very slow pace. You need to get approvals for pretty much everything from France (and it takes forever to get it). Very big administrative and bureaucratic structure. Not much room to learn and grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about the people. They are not 'resources' and are not there just to 'fill in the boxes' in the org chart. Give the local offices (Bucharest, Sofia, Phoenix, Redwood City) some autonomy. Try to innovate. Watch out for the politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
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