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Xaxis Reviews

Updated 4 October 2017
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Pros
  • Some smart people left in the org (in 16 reviews)

  • Great people, lots of resources to achieve targets, market leading (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is only available for middle management who are able to pawn off the work or to those favorites (in 8 reviews)

  • intense workload, long hours can sometimes be a drag (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xaxis full-time

    Pros

    Nice team members and relax atmosphere

    Cons

    Difficult to get promotions and lot of politics


  2. Helpful (9)

    "The most confusing and political organisation squeezing out the best people that are left"

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

    I have been working at Xaxis full-time

    Pros

    Part of WPP and can potentially go to another group or company though they make it difficult

    Cons

    Under qualified executive team. Blame culture. Lack of clarity, direction and basic leadership skills from the top. No culture or values. No plan or vision around talent / HR is non existent despite the titles. Difficult to retain staff based on growing uncertainty and lack of a clear position within and outside the group.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making promises you can't keep. Promote the right people for the job rather than using people as chess pieces or giving roles based on connections/buddy relationships rather than actual qualifications and results achieved. Try to inspire through leadership and replace current executives who do not perform, are not respected or liked throughout the company at all levels.


  3. Helpful (7)

    "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Former Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the employees are very smart, but overworked

    Cons

    Stupid Management
    Very poor project management
    No career growth
    Overworks employees / No work life balance
    Managers who are unqualified for their jobs
    "Boys club" managers who hire based on corruption and lies rather than talent

    Advice to Management

    Fire the managers.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Shady company who just burn you out"

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    Former Employee - Analytics in London, England
    Former Employee - Analytics in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the engineers I worked with there were talented and wanted to do good, it's just the bonehead management and shady business tactics that let everyone down

    Cons

    Burn out culture, who works employees to death.
    Very shady practices when dealing with third parties, refusing payment for work done.
    Clueless management, including an analytics head who is incapable of even rudimentary math
    High staff turnover and project flip-flopping because of poor project management

    Advice to Management

    You have to get rid of your incompetent managers, they are driving away your talent and causing projects to be in firefighting mode all the time


  6. "Xaixs UK"

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, lots of resources to achieve targets, market leading

    Cons

    Politics, Career path for senior people


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Great company but can't keep good people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere
    Work that's deep and rewarding
    Talented people to work with
    Benefits that come with being part of a big corporation

    Cons

    Pay is not as good as it could be
    Self-serving senior management
    Frantic agency mindset - averse to doing things properly for long term benefit


  8. "Great environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Creative Services Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Creative Services Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great benefits.

    Cons

    None really great place to work.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Bad management, bad culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Xaxis full-time

    Pros

    Easy; Quick progression; Dynamic space

    Cons

    Laddish culture; Low entry-level pay compared to industry standard; Boring work; Rigid office culture


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Programmatic Market Leader - Company Culture is Work in Progress"

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    Current Employee - Head of Commercial in London, England
    Current Employee - Head of Commercial in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - GroupM benefits are multiple from health care, dental care, complimentary days off for birthdays, milestone birthdays etc.
    - Frequent company breakfast and lunch and learn sessions
    - Strong CEO/leadership
    - Strong International and Global leadership
    - Best in class tech, platforms, engineers and data scientists
    - Lean workforce - everyone accountable, great for visibility and responsibility
    - Offices are sleek and sophisticated in a great location
    - Great Summer and Christmas parties
    - Bi-monthly Drinks

    Cons

    - Quiet at times
    - Not enough social events compared to agencies or similar operating comapnies
    - Can feel quite corporate at times i.e. dress code etc.

    Advice to Management

    Actively encourage participation in more social events and be more present at social events themselves to truly drive the message home. This goes for all levels of management, take the lead for others to follow


  11. "Top of the trade desk pile, lots of oppurtunties"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still a growing business so plenty of opportunity, has the clients and scale to actually do great work and make a name for yourself

    Cons

    Being part of the bigger GroupM group can be a blessing and a curse

    Advice to Management

    Settle the organisation and push forward


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