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Updated May 10, 2017
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  • partement Product Management trop directif (mais c'est en train de changer) (in 5 reviews)

  • Reporting structures is too complex though given some 10 R&D centers world-wide (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Automation Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Automation Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Axway full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    We get to work on latest technology. Very good work culture.

    Cons

    Senior management needs little betterment


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Director in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Axway (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    do not support out of the box thinking

    Advice to Management

    Hire folks that challenge the existing way of engaging with customers


  3. Helpful (7)

    "Stay Away!!!!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Axway full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Sort of casual.
    The worker bees are good people overall.

    Cons

    Where do I start?
    The new CEO is worse than the old CEO. I didn't think that was possible. He is running the company into the ground and making bank for himself.

    Product management is clueless. Products are old and falling apart at the seams and there is no product roadmap in place, just deal with favorite customer fires. Hack in a special feature for them and wait until it messes up other customers with unforeseen side-effects.

    All the good people have left and the few that remain behind either are afraid to look for a new job because they have become obsolete like the products the've been maintaining or just don't care and hope to ride it out as long as they can.

    Senior management changes happen but they replace one bad French person for a worse French person. No opportunites for career growth.

    If you are a developer or tester, they will suck your talent dry and leave you obsolete, but more than likely they will not use your talent and make you work with old tech and you will become obsolete that way too.

    Advice to Management

    I have advice for management, but believe me they wouldn't listen anyway. For anyone reading I make the following subjective claim:

    Any positive reviews about this company on this site is probably a senior level person at Axway who is trying to make the company look better than it is by skewing the rankings. Nobody I know at that company is happy, intact most are pretty miserable.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Tech"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Axway (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting solutions
    pushing the envelope
    Lot of fun at the office

    Cons

    Very French
    Complicated processes
    Money is the driver

    Advice to Management

    Be more openminded


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Toxic Company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Axway full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some really great and nice people. Interesting technology.

    Cons

    CEO is a joke. He has no credibility with his reports or the employee base. He does not value people, but rather he values his own self serving agenda. While he rides Axway into the ground, he will personally be laughing all the way to the bank. Stay away from this accident if you are serious about your career..

    Advice to Management

    The good ones (managers) should leave. The bad ones should stay and deserve their fates.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "The confusion of everyday English is challenging due to interpretation. Overall day to day is good"

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Axway full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy day to day tasks and rewarding work for the most part. The dress code is very casual and gives a sorta home atmosphere.

    Cons

    Inability to work from home for most cases. Issues with not being provided with the proper tools that suites the individual. Believing that the tools that's best to get the job done is the one that the individual is most familiar with.

    Advice to Management

    Offer a cultural class, provide language learning, or work with an individual to acclimate to the Axway culture.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Account Development Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Axway full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good team to work with
    Team environment

    Cons

    silo'd from other departments
    management change - many people left


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Overall good company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Redwood Shores, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Axway (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - good internal advancement
    - in-house training sessions
    - company group events, and good fostering of company culture
    - finally attempted to combine some of the diverse products acquired over the years into a related suite
    - their MFT products have a strong market share

    Cons

    - as part of global consolidation to HQ in Phoenix in 2015, closed the 3 smallest of their 12 global sites, in spite of company growth of over 10% in 2014
    - one of the sites closed was Redwood Shores, CA, closed in short notice with most staff laid off
    - apparent reason for Redwood Shores closure was that Silicon Valley was too expensive
    - then in 2016, bought Appcelerator in San Jose, with no evident plans to relocate it to Phoenix
    - Axway was slow to adopt cloud technologies, primarily because their big Financial and Health customers were also slow

    Advice to Management

    - continue to improve the development cycle, with release early, release often
    - continue to adopt cloud technologies, leveraging the Vordel and Appcelerator acquisitions


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Management clueless"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Good benefits. People are smart. Many US staff are good people.

    Cons

    Management is clueless, no new product.

    Advice to Management

    Get a strategy


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company & Long term Vision w/Strong Leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Axway full-time

    Pros

    Company that gives importance to what software quality is, organized and everyone's willing to assist from the top down. Many solutions are game changers and this separates Axway from several "point" solution providers. Broader solution offerings = broader vision for our customers = higher ASP. Pay is competitive for the industry and overall Axway is a great company to work for, whether you're starting or deep in your career.

    Cons

    Long term strategy and acquisitions are spot on. The challenge for every software company that grows through acquisitions: tighter product integration faster.

    Advice to Management

    Keep practicing what you preach. Staying in front of customers, employees and listening to your people. The open dialog is a breath of fresh air. Recommendation: Stock Options based on performance??


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