Avanade

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Avanade Reviews

Updated November 28, 2014
Updated November 28, 2014
510 Reviews
3.5
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance is good, especially for the consulting business (in 25 reviews)

  • Company is filled with experts in all Microsoft technologies (in 50 reviews)


Cons
  • The work/life balance is not balanced - the time commitment expectations are unreal (in 52 reviews)

  • Based on project, may end up working long hours (who doesn't now a days) (in 21 reviews)

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  1.  

    Senior analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Avanade full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large clients bonus potential and good relationships

    Cons

    Depends on your career manager you have and support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Used to be fun and challenging, not anymore

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Avanade full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people ( many left and many good people are leaving.)
    Work life balance (used to be there, not anymore)
    Cool projects
    Training and
    Extended Benefits

    Cons

    Too many reorgs which leaves people confused
    Opportunity to work locally is rare
    It has become a clone of Accenture with lots of office politics especially during annual reviews where favoritism is rampant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow business and trim the fat at the top level starting from Directors and above.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Human Resources Is More Trouble Than Help

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Avanade full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    For promotions they attempt to be as far as possible during calibration

    Cons

    The criteria necessary for being promotion are not well defined. Excuse is given to every employee is, "You are responsible for your career." So you're left to guess what are the best possible choices to take throughout the year. It is largely luck based on what engagement you may be fortunate to get on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leadership has multiple faces

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avanade full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free training, good benefits, large amount of technical knowledge. Overtime pay

    Cons

    Very hard to advance, long hours, work life balance has no balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst

    I worked at Avanade full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you work in the Service Line, you will be exposed to everything under the sun. Fast-paced environment in that line. If you work on an ATS project, expect to be there until you decide to move to Service Line, or you outgrow the contract's financial constraints. As with everyone else, getting paid to train is a huge benefit.

    Cons

    Our CM never really had much communication with upper management, which left a lot of the people on the contract in limbo. Career advancement is slow. There wasn't a happy median for communication, either there was too much, or not enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation should be in line with the person's skills, not necessarily what the employee says they can do. Communicating everyday about how good Avanade is doesn't necessarily mean we believe it, we work on contracts to better the company, what else can the company do for its employees to make them better?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avanade full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Training, people, projects,

    Cons

    Challenging projects, durations, At times project are fun:)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Avanade full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Training. The culture is supportive and encourages helping other people and teamwork. Very easy to approach your boss and discuss things.

    Cons

    You can get placed on really bad projects or no projects at all and you're just left all alone not really building any skills. The salary is lower than similar places.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and help people on the bench and help them do things for the company. Otherwise they will leave.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great talent, poor sales approach

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Avanade full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company has very skilled and knowledgeable technical experts. Impressive library of assets to be leveraged for sales and project delivery purposes.

    Cons

    Typically not very cost competitive in the regional / local direct markets. Majority of services sold and delivered on Accenture's coat tails. Many internal processes that incumber speed and flexibility when working with clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider deploying local sales and delivery if you want to grow direct business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Huge company, lots of bragging rights, but out of touch with reality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avanade full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, MSDN subscription, expense account (obviously as a consultant), massive amount of resources available in terms of technical documentation, methodologies, etc.

    Cons

    Grueling travel schedule, client must have the same holiday dates otherwise required to work, seemed to be a notion of perpetuating their presence otherwise projects could probably have been moved along quicker, and a lot smoother. Heavy, heavy, heavy favoritism. Knowledgeable people who tout their certifications and past experiences, but don't effectively manage, nor deliver... which they seem to enjoy doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Living in the corporate culture of who is more senior than whom is not a profession.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avanade

    Pros

    Amazing team of individuals to work with

    Cons

    I have no problems with this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice for management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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