Avanade
3.5 of 5 434 reviews
www.avanade.com Seattle, WA 5000+ Employees

Avanade Reviews

Updated Apr 8, 2014
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3.5 434 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Avanade CEO Adam Warby

Adam Warby

(237 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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My experience at Avanade was phenomenal.

Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Avanade full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe company was, and by all reports is, very exciting to work with and always offered interesting clients and projects.

ConsFor some the continual travel might be tiresome but I found it to be exciting. The company held some great team-building and recognition events and also had a very good bonus structure.

Advice to Senior ManagementLike all large and growing companies, internal politics could sometimes rise up, especially in times of belt-tightening but if you have to work as an FTE then politics are a part of life.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Seattle, WA

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

ProsLow stress environment. Very little customer interaction for this position. Free Microsoft Certification Testing. Opportunities to move up within the company after testing completion. Resources and assistance available 24x7.

Cons12 hour shifts on a rotating schedule. Leadership does not coordinate well with shared sites.

Advice to Senior ManagementSites are not unilateral on procedures and management styles. If same procedures are being utilized then why two different sets of instructions? Accountability is skewed on site accountability depending on which manager is on shift.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to gain experience

Senior Analyst (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

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

ProsGreat access to training
Company is filled with experts in all Microsoft technologies
If in the right region, the travel benefits are amazing

ConsSalary isn't competitive
Really hard to travel if you live in a high growth area

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Wonderful People, Exciting Culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsStrong focus on training; fantastic initiatives for Diversity and Inclusion that other companies should follow; talented people with a fun company culture; wonderful flexible work possibilities (depending on role); And of course technology and innovation are a high priority

ConsSometimes the flexible work options makes it hard to separate your work and personal time. We are so enabled with our technology that almost any device can keep you working where ever you are, so sometimes you feel you have to. A lot of people seem to check email at all hours of the day so there can be a pressure to do the same. Also, as a global company, you may have to take off-hours calls because if your team is not local. This makes work-life balance difficult to maintain.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe company needs to invest more in the core services. Avanade has doubled in just a couple of years, but we don't take the time to grow the supporting teams that are the backbone of the company. The executive leadership team needs to realize that the year-over-year growth requirements are going to need larger budget increases (at least occasionally) to the "overhead" side of the company so that both technology AND staff can be grown. Currently increasing headcount has to be sacrificed in order for spend to be redirected into supporting business efforts and this is no sustainable. We do great work for other companies, we need to stop and invest in ourselves as well.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Amazing company

ITS Hosting, Networking & Information Security (Former Employee)

I worked at Avanade as an intern

Prostons of advancement opportunities. brilliant coworkers

Consstill a smaller company, may not be a con

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Great company, great opportunities, great technology.

Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

I worked at Avanade full-time for more than 5 years

Pros"Passion for Technology" is one of Avanade's core values. If you are passionate about technology you can find a good role at Avanade.

ConsTraveling. Avanade didn't have enough business in my home town so I had to decide between working on great great projects for a great company or spending evenings at home with my kids.
Avanade is committed to Microsoft's success in the enterprise. This made it hard to find mobile projects to work on (especially here in the U.S.)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent opportunity to learn and culture that supports professional growth

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

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

ProsAvanade pushes the limits of technology adoption and provides employees with hardware, software and connectivity that simplifies day to day function. I am constantly challenged to innovate and then excited to share those new ideas with peers and customers alike.

ConsThere is an expectation that employees motivate and manage themselves. This can be disconcerting or challenging for some and possibly construed as a "con." Working with globally distributed teams is often challenging and occasionally frustrating.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter align goals and messaging. Support new methods for inspiring performance such as competitive games and rewards for contributing to Avanade culture and intellectual property.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Avanade

ProsGreat career opportunities given the size of the company.

ConsWatch out for total burn out, which happens to lots of co-workers.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate more.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Looking forward to building a career

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Avanade full-time

ProsCertifications and travel (exposure to technology)

ConsNone at the moment. Travel and work/life balance for experienced hires probably.

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Best Microsoft based firm out there

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

Prossmart, smart, people
interesting work, interesting technology
great culture, great brand
not static, technology keeps moving

Consconsulting lifestyle isn't for everyone
focus on Microsoft only can be a bit limiting

Advice to Senior Managementstick to roots, keep leveraging all the internal talent you have

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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