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Axios Systems Reviews

Updated 15 May 2018
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Pros
  • "Pros - great people who care about the business" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Good company, nice people, investment in people" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Still Family owned which is a different culture to a PE or listed company setup" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Toxic family run company, I saw a review saying that the negative reviews are fake what a joke" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Axios Systems full-time

    Pros

    Good company, nice people, investment in people

    Cons

    Nothing so far, maybe in the future


  2. Helpful (9)

    "The toxic part of Edinburgh"

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    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Technical Recruiter in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Axios Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hard to say and yet have to write enough here to get to the cons which is the easy part. Met some nice people, now feel sorry for them.

    Cons

    Where to start, firstly the fake reviews stories. Whilst there i overheard the owners discussing glassdoor and they have 2 tactics (1) they cajole or bully existing staff to post good stuff or do it themselves. NOTE the spate og ood ones all grouped together. I am not sure if they truly belief their guff or they know but want to cover it up. The commonest correct word for here is TOXIC. I have seen so many good people join and then go when they realise. We just lost two more senior technical leaders and rumour as i left was more looking to leave as soon as they find the right role. Avoid at all costs unless you like punishment.

    Advice to Management

    Not worth giving any as they never listened when i was there and the view of existing long term staff was dont bother - agree and get on or leave . PS they genuinly think their product is better than Servicenow, BMC and so on - companies investing more a year than Axios ever has !!! delusional !

  3. Helpful (10)

    "Unemployment would be preferable"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Sales in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great big windows in office which you can look out and wish you didn’t work at Axios
    Close to centre of city

    Cons

    Horrible, toxic atmosphere. Long term employees are the only ones who last that are willing to agree with the opinions and foibles of the nasty family who run it.
    Great place to work, just to provide absolute clarity over the career move you wish you never made.
    Reach out on LinkedIn to ex-employees and ask them to comment on whether this is the right move for you.......it won’t be.
    Customers are treated with contempt and sales staff have an impossible job to compete.
    Outdated product, management style and premises.
    You only have one life, don’t waste a moment here

    Advice to Management

    Pointless


  4. Helpful (10)

    "Simply awful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Axios Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It will all be over soon. They're on their last legs so thankfully there won't be too many others who will naively think "it can't be that bad" and accept a job here.

    Oh, and there's a bowl of rancid mints by the front door. You can take one if you like. The cleaner will thank you as it's less for them to dust. Your stomach on the other hand...

    Cons

    As many others have said, a toxic, chaotic environment where the owners disregard for their employees is only surpassed by their disregard for their customers.

    The owners have managed to harness every negative trait of being a family run business. Think of the Manson Family but with a bit less humanity.

    There is no trust, no respect and no time but for their own vanity and greed. Communication and collaboration are actively discouraged and punished. In fact, the only communication you're likely to receive is verbal abuse from one of the owners when you invariably say or do the wrong thing (in their eyes) Don't for one minute think you have the political sensitivity to keep yourself safe. Due to the constant in-fighting between the owners, you'll invariably "take sides" with one of them meaning the others will place you clearly in their target sights. When that happens you may as well clean out your desk.

    I could go on and on but the energy spent writing these few words is already far more than they deserve.

    Do yourself a favor if you're thinking of accepting a role here, ask around. Speak to the local recruiters; hear what they have to say. However bad you think it sounds you can be sure it's far worse. They hemorrhage staff and can't hire for a very good reason.

    Advice to Management

    To offer anything would be an utter waste of time and an exercise in futility. They know everything so what could a mere prole offer such enlightened individuals?


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Good place to start an IT career but don’t stay for long!"

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    Former Employee - Applications Support Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Applications Support Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Axios Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty opportunities to learn if you grab them. Some lovely people works here. Good place to start an IT career if you don’t have much experience.

    Cons

    Lack of career outlook for employees, very slim on career progression. Micro-managed. Not so competitive salary. Favouritism all over the place.

    Advice to Management

    Start listen out to employees at all levels not just the middle tier. Promote the right people, not the longest serviced staff. Start having real appraisals. Research on what other companies are offering in 2018 instead of 2008. Look into real performance from your employees and not just numbers. Reward employees based on their contribution and performance with proper pay reviews and real promotions.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Some of these negative reviews are like "Fake News""

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Axios Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    More agile than super large american competitors. It does seem like there is a campaign from some staff let go to write negative reviews and lie about their tenure, role, employment status etc. It is a shame because the majority of staff are working hard and delivering good results. The product is a top 5 product out of over 500 globally which is something we that work here are v proud of. Great buildings and location in capital city

    Cons

    100% specialist firm focused on ITSM and ITAM solutions. Can be a plus but diversification could help with more growth.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on people and product.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Axios Systems full-time

    Pros

    Like every place there are pros and cons however my experience of the company has been positive. The people are all friendly and the location is great.

    Cons

    Really disappointing to see the negative reviews as this has not been my experience. There's still lots of work to do and this can be difficult at times, it can often take time to get approval for change.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on communication, we want to hear about the wider business.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Axios Systems full-time

    Pros

    Likes to be challenged and wants to be the best, so encourages this with all its staff.
    Great locations to work in
    Staff who actually want to be here and be challenged
    Exciting and growing sector to be involved with
    Well grounded and mature business

    Cons

    City centre with usual parking issues and highly inflated travel costs to get by train and public transport

    Advice to Management

    Learn and take notice of competitors and adapt and move forward. Don't stand still.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Good place to work for a developer."

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    Current Employee - Developer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Developer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Axios Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good friendly working atmosphere in most departments.
    Pleasant offices in the centre of Edinburgh New Town.
    Good core product.
    Interesting software to work on, great learning experience to pick up full stack development experience.

    Cons

    Small company working in a field dominated by much larger companies.
    Mature marketplace is difficult place to sustain growth. This has led to some disgrunted sales people posting negative reviews.
    Enterprise product has huge codebase and is expensive in development effort to keep all aspects of it up to date.
    Some legacy parts of application desperately need updated.
    Sick pay is very limited

    Advice to Management

    Split the new development and maintenance releases into separate teams.
    Regular maintenance releases to keep customers happy.
    Chill out and trust your staff more.
    Update the staff benefits package.


  10. Helpful (20)

    "AVOID at all costs. Toxic company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some very nice people here that deserve better

    Cons

    This is a business run by a dysfunctional, illogical and extremist family. Theres a very good reason why this business has zero growth. You will NOT be valued here. You will be treated like dirt, irrespective of your contribution. Nobody deserves to be treated the way this family treat people. They have no respect for each other, so if you join, just don't expect to see that coming your way. Theres a strange type of cruelty embedded into the core of this company ehtos. This place will not enhance your life or your career, this is where people go to be set up to fail. Logic doesn't live here, nor does positivity or trust.

    Advice to Management

    Get psychiatric help and sell the business to those that can make something of it because none of you are capable.


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