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Advent Software President & CEO Pete Hess
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good straightforward company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Advent Software full-time (more than 5 years)


    Good location with the ability for many to telecommute if necessary.
    Challenging work.
    Good people to work with.
    Made a move to the cloud.


    There seems to be a lot of non-technical people being put into middle and upper management technical roles.
    They smile, bring in breakfast from time-to-time and are well organized hardworking people but may not be the best drivers for your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more strong technical people to solidify your move to the cloud.

    Positive Outlook
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Advent Software Interviews

Updated Oct 4, 2014
Updated Oct 4, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Client Support Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Advent Software.

    Interview Details

    Found Advent's job requisition through Craigslist for a Senior Client Support Specialist, then followed link to Jobvite and applied. About a week later, their contract recruiter sent an email to set up a phone interview for their Global Client Support Specialist position; out of 5 days, 3 possible days for an interview had to be selected.

    The interviewer was very precise and seemed to be going off of a list of typical interview questions, like what was my background, what I knew about Advent and its products, what I felt that I could bring to the team.

    A few days later, I received another email from the contract recruiter and an in-person interview was scheduled.

    Upon arriving, I had to sign-in, place a name tag on my shirt, and eventually met with one of the senior support reps. I was shown parts of the office, and after a brief conversation, we met with another senior support rep. The interview involved more typical information exchange, as well as a couple brain teasers; fill a jug with exactly 4 gallons of water, using only a 3 gallon and a 5 gallon jug, and something about socks, and how many of each color.

    Although the interview experience was different than most others, it seems Advent utilizes this format for everyone.

    Interview Questions
    • fill a jug with exactly 4 gallons of water, using only a 3 gallon and a 5 gallon jug, and something about socks, and how many of each color.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

Advent Software Awards & Accolades

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Best Technology Platform, Private Asset Management, 2014
Best Technology – Fund Accounting, HFM Week European Hedge Fund Services Awards, 2014
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Additional Info

Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1983
Type Company - Public (ADVS)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors SunGard, DST Systems, SS&C

We design and deliver award-winning software and services to more than 4,500 investment managers around the world. Advent is an industry standard investment management software for asset managers, hedge funds, fund administrators, prime brokers, family offices and wealth managers and private client service providers.

We do the right thing: We act with positive intent and...

Mission: Over the last 30 years of industry change, our core mission to help our clients focus on their unique strategies and deliver exceptional investor service has never... More

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