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5 days ago

Content Developer

Avalara Seattle, WA

We are looking for someone for the balance of the year and possibly longer. If you are: • Passionate about creating outstanding learning… Avalara


30+ days ago

Service Desk Intern

Avalara Seattle, WA

The basic job function is to provide support services in conjunction with our internal service desk teams. Daily activities may include re-cabling… Avalara


15 days ago

Sr. Growth Marketer

Avalara Seattle, WA

Are you a marketing data expert that wants to accelerate growth for a category-leading company? Avalara’s Marketing Technology Group is looking for a… Avalara


30+ days ago

Billing Manager

Avalara Seattle, WA

The Manager for Billing will lead and build a team of staff, consultants and project managers in Avalara’s growing subscription, professional… Avalara


30+ days ago

Senior Manager - Content

Avalara Seattle, WA

Content is the foundation of Avalara. Our customers place their faith in us to have the most accurate and up to date tax content in our products… Avalara


30+ days ago

Senior Dev Ops Engineer

Avalara Seattle, WA

Avalara is a great company for software teams– from our waterfront office on Pier 55 to our summer BBQs, we are aggressive about building a great… Avalara


30+ days ago

Senior Software Engineer - Platform

Avalara Seattle, WA

Avalara is a great company for ambitious people – from our waterfront office on Pier 55 to our summer BBQs, we are aggressive about our products but… Avalara


30+ days ago

Senior Site Reliability Engineer

Avalara Seattle, WA

Avalara is a great company for software teams– from our waterfront office on Pier 55 to our summer BBQs, we are aggressive about building a great… Avalara


30+ days ago

Software Development Engineer in Test - TNG Platform Team

Avalara Seattle, WA

Avalara is a great company for ambitious people – from our new downtown engineering-focused headquarters to our summer BBQs, we are aggressive about… Avalara


30+ days ago

Core Platform Engineer, Cloud Connect Team

Avalara Seattle, WA

It’s a great time to be an engineer at Avalara. Come to our brand new blazing orange office in downtown Seattle and live the island life as we bring… Avalara


Avalara Reviews

3.7
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Scott McFarlane
74 Ratings
  • Helpful (17)

    Not terrible, work elsewhere if you can

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

    I worked at Avalara full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    BBQs during the summer, subsided bus passes, nice coworkers (obviously depends which department you work), easy work and very laid back environment.

    Stock options are a nice bonus.

    Unless you're in a department like sales/account management where you have to hit certain goals, you pretty much have to be a complete moron to get fired (this can be a con also).

    Cons

    Benefits and pay are below industry standards.

    No 401k match. Stock options take forever to vest, if you are lucky enough to receive them.

    Most departments do not receive bonuses or pay raises (I know one employee who has been with the company for 8+ years and has had the same salary for 4+ years), and performance reviews are a joke.

    Nepotism is rampant. Upper management will pick favorites and then continually promote those people, despite the fact that they are completely unsuited for the roles. Relatives and friends are also hired and given preferential treatment.

    For the majority of employees, you'll be working on Bainbridge Island, which adds an hour each way to your commute. I know quite a few people that want to transfer to the Seattle office, but space is limited and most end up stuck on Bainbridge.

    Middle management, while nice people for the most part, are generally unsuited for their roles. This goes back to the nepotism comment above.

    Your coworkers are typically just there to get a paycheck and/or experience, and most are looking for better jobs.

    Avalara asks hew hires to write them favorable reviews on Glassdoor, which is why most of the reviews here are quite positive. If you are thinking of working at Avalara, I would definitely take time to read through the reviews, it should be pretty easy to recognize which ones were written by people that literally just started working here.

    Before HR started asking new hires to do so, the company's ratings were considerably worse (which is why HR started asking in the first place).

    Advice to Management

    If you have 18-20% turnover, most of it voluntary, it's not because you are hiring people that "aren't a culture fit", it's because you don't pay people enough. Start paying people competitive wages and you'll be able to attract the talent you want.

    Hire competent management and invest in your employees, do not promote someone just because they have been with the company for x number of years or they are related to the CEO. Get rid of people that consistently under perform. Reward people that perform well or they'll leave.

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