Actix Reviews

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Alex Hawker
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    Several years in Actix

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer  in  Hammersmith, England
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Hammersmith, England

    I have been working at Actix full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great majority of employees are fantastic. Professional, intelligent and very helpful.
    I've learned a lot about architecture, technology, project management, continuous integration, etc... this list is very, very long.

    In general most of the people are trying to do their work in the most efficient way so if there is a need for a script to automate something and speed up the process next time you are most welcome to do it.

    The conclusion is: I never felt that people are scared of progress, improvements, learning something new - which was fantastic.

    I was in ActixONE team but Analyzer team wasn't bad from what I heard as well.

    There is a book group (with pizza) - at least when I was working there...
    Cakes on Friday - there is £2 contribution per month and for this money we were buying cakes - lots of them.
    Social Do's !!! Great thing! Once a month all participants in this program (£15 per month) are going to pub and then to different restaurants each time. We visited some of the best restaurants in London and drank huge amounts of alcohol :) - the company was covering the difference between your £15 and the real cost!

    Cons

    Sometimes people stay really long hours.
    If the project is cross-border with German branch there are tensions sometimes. Who is responsible for what, who should align their interfaces... etc.

    Not enough effort put into creating framework around JBoss to allow easy development and testing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hard to say. In overall they were quite good :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Actix Interviews

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    Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 days - interviewed at Actix in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    The telephone interview (arranged via an agency) was regarding a Product Management role.
    The technical questions actually asked - by 2 existing Product Managers - were at the level of a graduate engineer, purely memory related rather than technology knowledge related or regarding the needed experience and approach to skills most needed for such a role.
    The exact same role was re-posted online in 1-2 days later (by the same agency) with only a title change - as a Technology Architect role, clearly inconsistent and irrelevant.

    Interview Questions
    • Obsession with specific contents of L3 protocol messages (easily found in known specs) - little to do with a Product Management role.   Answer Question
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Website www.actix.com
Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue £10 to £25 million (GBP) per year

Actix is no idle bystander in the global mobile market. The company develops software for monitorong and optimizing wireless networking equipment. Its applications are geared toward accelerating network and service rollout, maximizing network capacity, automating network configuration, and troubleshooting problems. Customers have included such wireless network operators as Orange, T-Mobile, Hutchison 3G, Verizon Wireless, and Beijing Mobile. Mobile network equipment maker Ericsson is also a top customer and a key strategic sales partner. Founded in 1991, Actix has... More

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