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Xaxis Reviews

Updated 20 March 2019
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  • "Work life balance can sometimes be difficult to achieve due to high amount of commitment required to keep up with the pace" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Lack of transparency; high turnover; frequent change management" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Outstanding place to learn and stay at the forefront of industry trends"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technology fast evolving, everybody can have an impact and innovate, hard work gets rewarded and people are smart, collaborative and driven. Part of WPP so wealth of opportunities to learn from the best in the business.

    Cons

    Work life balance can sometimes be difficult to achieve due to high amount of commitment required to keep up with the pace.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Finance"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holborn, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Holborn, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Social events
    Company benifits
    Shorter hours
    Easy job application process
    Same age group people

    Cons

    Politics
    Favouritism
    Hire and fire
    Unfair redundancy
    Low salaries
    Do not join it sucks big time!!

    Advice to Management

    Be more fair and don’t pick and choose. Have more confidence in your stuff
    Help them grow, not put them down!!

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Yesterdays news"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in London, England
    Current Employee - Operations in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Xaxis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    the office is super quiet and cold

    Cons

    management is ineffective and very male oriented

    Advice to Management

    hire new management


  4. "Good company. Has a dip in 2017 but 2018 is the year!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Interesting dynamics, can move to other agencies or other parts of the business so lots of opportunity. Xaxis is not as big as its umbrella company so can sometimes have a nice team feel to it rather then feeling just a number. Innovative, up and coming.

    Cons

    More males is senior leadership team but a strong focus on this to promote equality so they are looking at it

    Advice to Management

    Be better at employee communication. Sometimes we get the same email twice from different senior leadership. Makes it feel like people aren’t talking and linking up.


  5. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of Programming in London, England
    Former Employee - Head of Programming in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leadership, a lot of opportunities to learn, flexible hours, nice office and a lot of social activities, if you work hard you get rewarded

    Cons

    Sometimes things/projects can take a long time due to the size of the organisation - but this does not mean stuff doesn't get done etc.


  6. "Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (9)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Shady company who just burn you out"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Xaixs UK"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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