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21 days ago

Inside Sales Representative

Avalara Bainbridge Island, WA

• Improve existing customer relationships. With efficient and effective use of various technologies, including: CRM, webinars, Microsoft office and… Avalara


8 days ago

Director, Product Management

Avalara Seattle, WA

Are you a detail obsessed data geek that wants to see your product insights set the vision for a leading cloud software company? I want to talk to… Avalara


1 day ago

Customer Account Manager, Customer Loyalty – new

Avalara Bainbridge Island, WA

As part of the customer loyalty team, the Account Executive is responsible for managing and growing the net revenue from Avalara customers through… Avalara


21 days ago

Senior Security Engineer

Avalara Bainbridge Island, WA

You’ll be responsible for providing guidance and real world mitigation steps to identified information risks. The successful candidate will be… Avalara


8 days ago

Sr. Product Manager

Avalara Seattle, WA

Are you a detail obsessed data geek that wants to see your product insights set the vision for a leading cloud software company? I want to talk to… Avalara


12 days ago

Regional Sales Executive, ERP

Avalara Bellevue, WA

• Manage Avalara’s channel relationship with Sage or Microsoft including field sales organizations, ERP development, ISV management and cloud… Avalara


26 days ago

Software Engineer

Avalara Seattle, WA

This position requires an inquisitive, thoughtful, and careful approach to software development… Avalara


25 days ago

Lead UX Designer

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


6 days ago

Developer Evangelist

Avalara Seattle, WA

Do you have a talent for transforming arcane technical babble into something intelligible … and even enthralling? Are you experienced in HTML, CSS… Avalara


23 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


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    Not terrible, work elsewhere if you can

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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