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Axis Communications Overview

www.axis.com
Chelmsford, MA
201 to 500 employees
1984
Company - Public (AXIS)
Information Technology
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

  • Yes! Axis was at the superbowl! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQPGi

    Axis partners with City of Houston to secure Super Bowl LIVE

    With over one million people expected through downtown for Super Bowl LIVE, the City of Houston needed to upgrade its existing camera system to address the needs of law enforcement in the area. The City of Houston utilized a selection of Axis network cameras, including PTZ, thermal and flexible options to cover all bases.

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    Axis Network Speaker Solution -AXIS C1004-E and AXIS C2005

    At Axis Communications we offer scaleable network video surveillance solutions, including intelligent analytics, for large enterprises and organizations. We can provide you with a complete A-Z network video solution. Or you can integrate exactly what you need right now into your existing solution and add more products from Axis at your own pace.

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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 75,000 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 2014 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.


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    Pros

    Culture, culture, culture. Axis is an amazing place that truly "lives by it's word".
    They are all about appropriately setting expectations before, during and after the hiring process.
    Axis is a World Class Culture that LOVES to PROMOTE from WITHIN. Opportunities literally exist worldwide for employees if they wish.
    The senior management team is the most stable in the industry with tenure of 10+ years.
    Overall, Axis is a combination of the best a company can offer today including work, family life balance!

    Cons

    Cons are minimal:
    Pay is a below what many perceive it should be, however the pay in the middle of the range with amazing benefits.
    They often promote from within for the more senior & management positions so "new blood" is limited in the organization except at the entry level.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course, continue to communicate with the entire team monthly as you do in company meetings.
    Keep planning and preparing Axis to continue to be a powerhouse well into the future.
    Of course, we all would like higher pay!

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Axis Communications Interviews

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    Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chelmsford, MA
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Axis Communications (Chelmsford, MA).

    Interview

    It was a fairly drawn out process when it didn't need to be. I was contacted via an outside recruiter and then had a phone interview with the inside recruiter. We spoke about the job and then I was schedule for another phone interview with the would be manager of the department. We hit it off and talked about the role extensively. No technical questions were really asked and it was most of a conversational interview. He liked me a lot and wanted to move fairly quick. Since, I was an out of state candidate they wanted me to fly up early next week. I agreed and they arranged all the details.

    When you go to the onsite you are expected to present a powerpoint and dress professionally. I prepared more for this job then I ever have for any other. I made a lengthy powerpoint and even provided sketches of outlines on how I would setup a trade booth. Honestly this out of my realm as, I am a technical person and don't work in marketing but, I took it very seriously and they were quite impressed.

    I met with a total of 3 people and the conversation was purely focuses on culture fit. I got along with everyone and they all seemed nice. The hiring manager to me felt like he had already chosen me for the role that's the impression I got after meeting with him. I then had to present to all these people along with the HR person.

    I presented my powerpoint and provided my sketches everyone seemed thoroughly impressed. I honestly was impressed with myself my speech flowed the entire time and I had no hiccups in my presentation at all. I answered some questions they had and at the end of it I just felt like Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire. I then met with the HR lady and from here is where the interview went sour. During the course of meeting with her in 1 hour during lunch she managed to tell me how awesome I did but, they still needed to interview more people no less then 5 times. I don't know if it was a nervous tick for her but, by the end of the hour I was honestly just annoyed hearing it for the 5th time. I dunno if it was a strong arm tatic or just a nervous tick of hers but, honestly it was no less then 5 times might have even been more.

    By the end of the interview I was then arranged back to the airport and flew home. I followed up with a thank you letter and was AGAIN told how awesome of an experience it was to have me interview and how great everyone thought I did and how impressed they were. I was told I would hear by the end of the next week. Two weeks went by and then I finally reached out and got the rejection email.

    Honestly the only thing I can think of is they either found someone cheaper and/or local. It was a very confusing process and it seemed like it came down to me and one other person. Oh well.

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Axis Communications Awards & Accolades

  • Great Place to Work (Small), Great Place to Work Institute, 2015
  • Best Small Workplaces #16, Great Place to Work, 2014
  • Top Places to Work - Mid Size Companies, The Boston Globe, 2014
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