Avanade

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Avanade Reviews

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
505 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.  

    Lots of Travel...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant

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

    Pros

    Lots of perks, training and support

    Cons

    Career managers are not well trained to really help you where you want to be. I used to have a call every once in a while with my CM and he will tell me things to do, but never really helped me move up or anywhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you have a solid and clear career path and better tools to measure the progress of each consultant

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chief Technology Officer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Chief Technology Officer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great company, outstanding benefits and employee focused career management

    Cons

    Lots of politics that can impact career growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide more growth opportunities to project delivery teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 7 people found this helpful  

    Director

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

    I have been working at Avanade full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great training, great compensation and great people. Fantastic place to start your career.

    Cons

    All the great leaders have left or are leaving. All the incompetent leaders are staying
    Avanade's failure to develop its direct non Accenture revenue has resulted in Avanade becoming the second class citizen of Accenture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I recently went to a global training for newly promoted directors. It was a great conference.

    Each student was asked to name a great manager that they admired. Several names were came up multiple times "Mitch Hill, Richard Von Hagen, Adam Warby, Sean Jazayeri, Mike Gilkey, Dale Christian". Someone observed that most of the great leaders have left.

    That evening, a few of us got together and someone asked us to name the leaders we admire the least. Several names came up repeatedly. Unfortunately, all of them are still at Avanade.

    So my question to Avanade is why is that the more respected leaders left or are leaving?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start career

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

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

    Pros

    They offered a lengthy transition program for new college grads of about 5 weeks.

    Cons

    Not a lot of say on client that you will be assigned to

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ultimately, I was part of layoffs during economic down turn, unfortunately I didn't see it coming at all. Maybe a little better communication of hard times. Instead, they had us come in for a week of training and then on Friday laid off a lot of us.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avanade does push collaboration

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Working here has been a huge beneficial experience. Coworkers assist with your ambitions giving you the opportunities to grow as much as you would like, coming to work is something to look forward to.

    Cons

    Small amounts of typical work cons such as processes still in development as well as some micro management with individuals trying to claim their place in the company. Overall minimal issues compared to most other businesses and is far within a tolerable range.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on developing internal resources proactively.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunities and really smart people!

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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

    The company provides so many ways to contribute, learn and lead. I've found so many smart people to learn from! The training is amazing and the culture is fun, challenging and supportive all at once. I'm also very pleased to see the amount of communication and recognition the company invests in.
    I am lovin' it so far!

    Cons

    It's not a company for those who want a slow pace. If you are part of the delivery channel, you need to keep yourself relevant, up to date, and constantly delivering. This is not for everyone. I personally love that aspect of it but have heard from others that it is a lot to keep up with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the culture of community and recognition going. This is a really great aspect of the place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great people, great processes, great technology

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    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good compensation & benefits, access to latest MS technology, interesting large-scale projects, respectful and transparent culture, rational organizational structure. No other company does global Microsoft projects that really stretch the bounds of the products.

    Cons

    As with any large company, it takes time to learn how to navigate the org, understand go-to-market strategies and solution offerings, There is plenty of support to get that done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Innovative, fun, Best Place to Work!

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

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

    Pros

    Great people! Access to CEO, COO, etc Red tape is non-existent . Love the idea of having one manager for project and another focused on my career development.

    Cons

    If you cannot work in a virtual environment-this is not for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue supporting career development and mentoring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Great work environment and opportunity to work with latest technilogies

    Cons

    I do not have any complaints about the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    My experience at Avanade was phenomenal.

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    For 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 ManagementAdvice

    Like 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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