This is the companion poll for Would You Take A Job At Hikvision?. Trying to get a sense of comparison. We can do others, Avigilon, Arecont, etc.
Feel free to explain your rationale in the comments.
No matter what, Axis looks good on a resume. As long as you don't leave too quickly.
Pro Focus LLC | 09/21/16 12:56am
Same as the Hikvision vote, maybe. Would it be more desirable than the equivalent Hik job? Maybe a little for resume purposes.
I would like to see new poll :)
Would You Take A Job At IPVM?
Silva Consultants | 09/21/16 01:52am
I think it all depends on where you are at along the arc of your career. I would always encourage a younger person to start off at a larger, well-known company such as Axis if possible. It's a great way to learn rapidly, and as others have said, it looks great on a resume. An older, more experienced person, particularly one coming from a smaller company, might find a company such as Axis to be too bureaucratic and stifling.
Axis may be one of the few network camera companies that doesn't require any experience in either networks or cameras.
These are the requirements for an open RSM position, for instance
IPVMU Certified | 09/21/16 12:33pm
Probably... depends on many factors... per project will suit me perfectly... )))
No, and here's why...
1) Compensation is some of the lowest I've ever seen, indicative of why they hire outside the industry.
2) With so much talk about one manufacturer being arrogant, or another, Axis rarely comes under fire for the tone or nature of their interview process. Whether it's making an interviewee perform a 20-minute PPT presentation on Axis (I refused), or telling (threatening) an interviewee they will look up their tax filings to verify their past income (I provided copies of my W-2s in my rejection letter to Axis & ALC Consulting), if they act like this during the interview phase, I can't imagine how often I'd be taking it in the shorts once I'm working for them.
Talked to them several years ago, and the pay was lackluster at best.
If you ain't vanilla, you won't be what they consider 'a fit' for their culture.
I applied for a position there going on 2 years ago - they flew me up to Boston - and it quickly became evident to me that - although I most certainly entertained them - I was not vanilla enough for them to consider hiring me.
I am a lot of things - but 'vanilla' ain't one of them.
IPVMU Certified | 09/22/16 08:59am
NO, Too much attitude that we (AXIS) are right no matter what the industry says.
naw, seems innovation is lost there.
Sometimes it is easy to say no; such as when an offer is from a company where you disagree with the company philosophy or don't think the product or service is of appropriate quality and value.
If you will work for the company, then the question is if the position, duties, and compensation package are appropriate.
So the net/net is that the majority of IPVM members would like to work for Axis, except that Axis pays poorly and wouldn't hire you anyway because you have too much industry experience :)
I think everyone I know at Axis would agree their pay is lackluster as was termed prior, but in the past that was offset by a positive work environment that the Swedish culture provided. I'd work for a little less money to be happy. However, I'm sure that culture is changing under Canon....and quickly.
IndigoVision Ltd | IPVMU Certified | 09/28/16 01:13pm
Yes. It surely would look good on resume but I would also consider if pay and benefits are good.
Can anyone update on working at Axis these some 3 years later? What would be the results of a pole now...Asking for a friend...?