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Avanade Reviews

Updated February 16, 2015
Updated February 16, 2015
104 Reviews
5.0
104 Reviews
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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.  

    Love the place intend to stay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Avanade full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Surrounded by smart people, customer facing resources are quick to be promoted, free money every year to buy gadgets, pays quickly with no delay on travel reimbursements, politics exist but there are no issues with going around it. In short if you like to work and get along with others the sky is the limit.

    Cons

    Non customer facing resources are slow to be promoted, air travel is billed to central card so you no longer get points.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The day you become to important to talk/listen to your employees then you are no longer Avanade material and it is time to retire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    It has been a great journey with Avanade. If you want growth and the ability to build and expand your skills, this is fo

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity for growth. Good people. Good company.

    Cons

    Consulting is not for everyone. A lot of travel and fast paced life style.

    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Consultant/ LYNC Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Avanade

    Pros

    Flexible schedule.. This Company is a great company to work for with an unlimited growth potential. a fountain of knowledge as we are a collaborative company and share knowledge at all levels.

    Cons

    After you are hired although you can move up and gain knowledge your pay does not reflect the growth and you can quickly grow to a point that it is more beneficial to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adjust pay scales to meet the current market for retention

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Educational

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Solution Developer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Solution Developer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Paid to learn .Net and meet new and interesting people who are dedicated to their jobs and inspire others to be the same way.

    Clear goal oriented promotion system.

    Cons

    Learning to work a position that is not in my job description, meaning the position was a mix of business analyst and developer and if too heavily business analyst oriented, it creates a feeling of deception to the client as if I am supposed to be someone I am not.

    While there is work locally that teams can contribute to, and learn more than book experience, they would keep people on then bench instead. The cost of putting a developer onto the team may be out their hands in a travel situation but for local instances I don't understand it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, i am too new to the field to make suggestions to a company that notable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Tremendous experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Avanade as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very professional environment with a variety of opportunities available

    Cons

    Not so fun if you aren't heavily interested in technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage Interns more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Excellent companies

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - N/A in New York, NY
    Current Employee - N/A in New York, NY

    I have been working at Avanade

    Pros

    Well-organized, professional. Great benefits and career growth

    Cons

    Overly complicated HR procedures and processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Strong supportive and collaborative environment

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

    I have been working at Avanade

    Pros

    Training program, very positive team environment, supportive management willing to let you try new items, focus on customer.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to know when it's OK to turn off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great culture, you control your own career

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

    I have been working at Avanade full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Being owned by large and prestigious companies, Accenture and Microsoft, at Avanade there is a strong, collaborative culture that everyone is willing to help each other out, despite if you a new analyst, or a Sr. Director who's been there for over 10 years. You control your own career and the pace of where you want to go with guidance if you need it.

    Cons

    At times work/life balance can be difficult, it comes with the consulting lifestyle and is something you must be willing to compromise with at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    One of the best IT consulting companies out there!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    There is always something new to work on. You will have the opportunity to rotate through many different industries and technologies. Your peers will always encourage you to grow, learn, and challenge each other. Development teams that I have worked in the past are always enthusiastic and demonstrate a passion for the technology they are working on. The company as a whole stresses training and development in all aspects of software consulting, not just the technical side. The extended benefits that all the service line consultants receive are one of the best contested privileges in the IT world.

    Cons

    Some of the assignments are remote work but not all, and this sometimes requires you to be an efficient time manager. You will be required to travel for other assignments for extended periods of time, and while I personally enjoyed traveling, there were some peers that would opt out of project assignments that would require traveling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue on the innovation approaches to customer solutions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I love working at Avanade. I left and worked and then returned.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Manager Growth & Strategy in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Group Manager Growth & Strategy in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    At Avanade, a culture of constant learning and stretching your own boundaries permeates daily life. I have worked with some of the smartest people I have met working here.

    Cons

    Avanade is a large global organization which can be daunting to some people and is overwhelming when you first jump in. If you don't like being on the road all the time then this is not the company for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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