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Axis Communications Overview

Chelmsford, MA
201 to 500 employees
1984
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Axis offers intelligent security solutions that enable a smarter, safer world. As the global market leader in network video, Axis is driving the industry by continually launching innovative network products based on an open platform - delivering high value to customers through a ... Read more

Mission: Our Mission

Together, we pioneer intelligent network technology, creating unique possibilities for partners, end users and employees.

Our Vision

Innovating for a smarter, safer world.

Company Updates

  • Imagine working for a company that loves to invest in its employees’ professional growth? Axis Communications does just that by offering a number of programs that foster skill development and relationship building with colleagues worldwide. Learn more about this great program, which helped Axis Communications to be named one of the 2018 Best Small & Medium Workplaces in the U.S. by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMvMD


    Employee Spotlight

  • Meet Steve Burdet - ourTeam Lead for the Solutions Management group and check out what he has to say about working at Axis!

    Axis is more like a family or group of friends than a corporation. From the US to Sweden to China, the Axians I meet, seem to share our core values as they form a ‘red thread’ which connects all of us across the globe. I am fortunate to be in a position where I can directly influence our development teams and facilitate discussions around the company’s direction. That being said, it is important to mention that Axis is a Swedish company with a culture of collaboration. If you want to influence anything, you have to sell your idea to a lot of people and win them over before any ‘influence’ has actually be achieved. That is the fun part though! It is through this process that good ideas are turned into great ones.

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Axis Communications – Why Work For Us?


Constantly breaking new ground

Axis is the market leader in network video. We invented the world’s first network camera back in 1996 and we’ve been innovators in video surveillance ever since, increasing the security of millions of people worldwide and helping to meet the growing need for a smarter, safer world.

With the help of 90,000 partners, spanning 179 countries, we’ve delivered a series of groundbreaking products and many industry firsts. And, we look forward to pioneering many more.

Our products in the world

Axis network video products are installed in public places and areas such as retail chains, airports, trains, motorways, universities, prisons, casinos and banks.

A global company with local presence

Axis is a Swedish-based company, which acts globally via its own offices, representatives and well-developed collaboration with partners.

Axis has produced sustainability reports for its operations since 2010 and compiles the reports in accordance with GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), G4. For more information, see the 2016 Sustainability report.

Axis’ overall objective is to take sustainability into consideration in all business processes throughout the entire value chain. Axis is taking long-term responsibility by thinking big in the areas of business conduct and social and environmental responsibility. Axis strives to minimize its environmental impact, promote a healthy working environment, fight corruption, and prevent human rights breaches.

Axis has produced sustainability reports for its operations since 2010 and compiles the reports in accordance with GRI (Global Reporting Initiative). For more information, see the 2012 Sustainability report.

In 2007, Axis signed the UN’s Global Compact, and follows its ten principles regarding human rights, anti-corruption,the environment and labor.

Sustainability throughout the value chain

Sustainability work goes hand in hand with Axis’ technology development. Axis strives to minimize its direct and indirect impact on the environment and works continuously to offer sustainable network video products and solutions.

Axis’ efforts to minimize its environmental impact include climate compensation for some company-specific transports, as well as reducing the size of product packaging, improving logistic flows and cooperating with suppliers located in or near respective markets.

Axis continues to develop innovative, energy-efficient and more environmentally friendly products and solutions, such as the award-winning Lightfinder technology. As part of Axis’ environmental work, the company reviews choices of product materials, and continually implements more environmentally friendly and recyclable alternatives. In addition, Axis conducts life cycle analyses that look at the environmental impact of existing and new products throughout the entire value chain.

Safety and security in society

Axis develops products and solutions for a smarter, safer and more secure world, where countries and companies can offer security to citizens, employees and customers. Surveillance cameras contribute to crime prevention and to solving criminal cases.

Axis has an indirect sales model which means that Axis sells directly to distributors, who in turn sell the products to resellers and system integrators, who then sell to end customers. This means that Axis often has no direct contact with the end customer. Axis is therefore unable to control who purchases the Axis products that are available in the sales channel. However, Axis carefully selects its partners and informs them to ensure that the products will be used appropriately.

Long-term social responsibility

The corporate culture is an important factor behind Axis’ success. Axis has a very careful recruitment process and takes great care of its employees. Social responsibility is a foundation for the entire company and creates an open organization with a strong and dynamic corporate culture. The employees have a commitment to Axis’ stakeholders and always try to contribute positively in every situation.

Code of Conduct for employees, partners and distributors

Axis’ Code of Conduct defines the approach, values and guidelines that the company and its personnel follow in all business-related situations. The Code of Conduct is based on the following international principles:

  • UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • UN Global Compact initiative
  • ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

Axis also informs its partners about its sustainability work and how they are expected to act in accordance with the Code of Conduct. Axis’ suppliers sign and are expected follow the Supplier Code of Conduct, which contains business ethics requirements in accordance with the UN Global Compact’s ten principles regarding human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption.


The security market has rapidly expanded since we entered the digital age, with the market research institute, IHS Research, estimating it will grow by 16% yearly until 2019. This growth has brought new technological breakthroughs – and new possibilities for end users.

Some of the most significant innovations are network cameras, intelligent applications, thermal network cameras, Axis’ Lightfinder technology and Power-over-Ethernet (PoE). There have also been huge advances in image quality, such as the implementation of HDTV.

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Driving innovation

Axis has always been at the forefront of these developments. We’ve been driving innovation ever since we started the shift from analog surveillance to network video back in 1996. And today, we’re still leading the market.

Our ambition is to remain in front. That’s why we’re already working on the next industry innovations.

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New opportunities

Network cameras create new opportunities to work with new applications. Axis has pioneered this market, showing how IP solutions stretch far beyond security applications. Retailers, for example, are utilizing the technology to manage their inventory and optimize store layout, while cities are using it to manage the flow of traffic, reduce vandalism – and much more.

We’re also pushing the limits of image quality, by exploring how it can be optimized for the surveillance task at hand – no matter how bad the light or ambient conditions. And, another step in our long-term growth strategy is our recent expansion into the physical access control market.


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Love life? You’ll love working at Axis.

That’s because you enjoy life with a passion. You love doing what challenges you, energizes you and keeps you open to opportunities. That’s how we want you to find working at Axis.

To ensure we keep our place at the forefront of technology, we’re forever advancing our knowledge and skills; such dedication is crucial to our success. We embrace diverse interests and abilities, and we’re always open to new ideas and perspectives.

All of this helps us to innovate – and be a global leader in network video surveillance.

Our people find Axis an inspirational place to work where we share knowledge, genuinely support each other, achieve great things and have plenty of fun along the way.

Whether you’re a great listener, an innovator or an analytical thinker, we think you’ll feel empowered and inspired to succeed at Axis. Whatever your passion in life, we welcome it and will provide the right environment to help it grow.



Axis Communications Canada has been honoured as a Great Workplace by Great Places To Work®.  The 2018 recognition places Axis Communications Canada within the Top 5 under the ‘Fewer than 100 Employees’ category and is based on direct feedback from employees via an extensive and anonymous survey. Part of this is reflective on the opportunities, benefits & culture we have here at Axis:

  • Culture: Onboarding at corporate headquarters in Sweden, employee recognition programs, events and celebrations and paid time-off to volunteer in local communities
  • Career Development: Annual training requirement and reimbursement, professional association membership, leadership programs and international and travel
  • Work-Life Balance: Flexible work scheduling, work from home policies, healthy lifestyle annual reimbursement, 18 days paid time off first year of employment and paid sabbaticals after five years of employment
  • Comprehensive Benefits: Medical, dental, vision, company paid life insurance, RRSP, tuition reimbursement and employee discounts

We are honoured to be fifth on the certified Great Place to Work list for 2018 for employees fewer than 100 employees. Our success is a direct result of our core values and our employees who embrace them.  Recognition as a certified Great Place to Work® offers job candidates and individuals interested in entering the network security sector insight into how Axis Communications operates as an engaged and inspiring workplace for every one of our employees.

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    Great Work Environment, Friendly People, Great Leadership. They treat their interns amazing by giving them free stuff, letting them plan events and many stay on full time.

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    Didn't find any big cons while working here

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Axis Communications Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Axis Communications (Lowell, MA) in December 2018.

    Interview

    A brief phone interview was followed by an online personality test and then an in-person interview. The third interview involved an Excel test and a PowerPoint presentation. At all stages the employees were incredibly kind, interesting, and made me super excited about the potential of working for such a great company. It honestly made me feel like great companies ARE out there, and that they really do value their employees. Everyone was nice, personable, and I felt like they really were trying to get to know me, instead of just seeing if I'd be an acceptable fit.

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Axis Communications Awards & Accolades

  • Great Places To Work - United States, Great Place to Work, 2018
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Great Place to Work® and Fortune, 2018
  • Employer of the Year, Mississauga Board of Trade, 2018
  • Canada's Best Workplaces, Great Place to Work Institute Canada, 2018
  • Best Small Workplaces #16, Great Place to Work, 2014
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Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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