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Culture Values
Inclusive & Diverse
Inclusive & Diverse
Mission Driven
Mission Driven
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Social Impact Driven
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Transparent & Candid
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Open Door Policy
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Growth & Learning
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Rise from Within
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Our values guide everything we do

Company values: - Audience First: Deliver the cleanest, smartest, most efficient, and trust-worthy experience. - Excellence: Strive for excellence in everything you do and never sell BS to Axios' audience, customers, or each other. - Candor: Remain direct and candid in respectful but unambiguous ways with the audience and each other. Employee values: - Axios First: Put colleagues and the cause above yourself. Humility wins - Excellence Always: Hunger to be the very best at what you do - Candor: Be candid, respectful and maintain a high degree of integrity

Diversity, equity and inclusion

1 big thing: We strive each day to create an environment where Axions from all walks of life can bring their full selves to work and do their best work. Why it matters: Axios considers a full spectrum of unique identities when we're building a diverse workforce. We survey staff bi-annually to ensure we are enhancing diversity in more than a dozen different categories including, but not limited to: ability, age, background, education, ethnicity, experience, gender identity, personality, race, religion, and sexual orientation.

We are working to build an environment at Axios where Axions from all walks of life can bring their best selves to work to do their best work.

  • We consider diversity in terms of ability, age, background, education, ethnicity, experience, gender, personality, race, religion, and sexual orientation.

Since 2018, the percentage of people of color at Axios has increased from 14% to 37% and the percentage of female Axions from 53% to 58%. We have also maintained strong LGBTQIA+ representation with 18% of employees identifying as LGBTQA+ (up slightly from 17%) and 4% of employees identifying as transgender (up slightly from 3%).

This success stems from the design and implementation of cutting-edge initiatives across the entire employee lifecycle: attracting and sourcing a diverse candidate pool that experiences a fair and inclusive interview process and providing robust support to employees via onboarding and throughout their employee experience.

Go deeper: Employee Resource Groups

Axios has three ERGs:

  • Axions of Color: for Axions who are people of Color (POC)
  • Quaxios: for LGBTQ+ Axions
  • Women Who Kick Axios: for Axions who identify as women

The leaders of the ERGs receive a quarterly bonus and participate in a Small Council that helps coordinate and drive broader DEI efforts at Axios. 

By the numbers: Measure what matters

Axios runs both a custom demographics and an inclusion survey annually to power the company’s D&I efforts with data. These surveys help Axios thoughtfully target areas of opportunity and success. Just two years in, Axios is proud to make aspects of these surveys public as the company holds itself accountable and helps push the tech and media industries forward.

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Axios Awards & Accolades

Glassdoor Best Places to Work (2021) Digiday WorkLife Awards: Most Committed to Diversity and Inclusion (2020) Comparably Best Company Culture (2020) Forbes America's Best Startup Employers (2020) Great Place to Work (2019) Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards: Disruptor Award (2019) DCA Live Red Hot Companies (2019) DC Inno 50 on Fire (2018) Fast Company Most Innovative Companies (2018)

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Featured review

nice work enviroment

7/2/2023 - Project Manager


Overall nothing bad to say. The environment is nice


No cons at this time but there is room for improvement
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