“Long career potential. Varied experiences due to working environment being closely tied to management performance ”
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Actix full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
Good company to work for. Good comp at market rates. Excellent benefit package. Plenty of roles depending on skill-set, with some scope to move internally. Work-life balance is "ok"... there is flexibility such as working for home sometimes, but other times work demands are disproportionate to the comp.Cons
Personal development and performance improvement given nothing more than lip-service. Values are not "lived", just presented and then ignored. Since acquisition by Amdocs there are many more internal processes to follow which are not well-defined. Office atmosphere sometimes akin to a library! Working environment and pressures very closely tied to the current management goals, which are sometimes too short term, resulting in constantly changing priorities for everyone else. Poor communication between senior management and everyone else.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Share more goals for 3, 6 and 12 month timelines with teams. Create better synchronisation between pre-sales, finance, services and product management teams as it often feels like the company is being pulled in 4 different directions.Positive OutlookDisapproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- 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
No OfferNegative Experience
- 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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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...