AVAD
2.9 of 5 7 reviews
us.avad.com Van Nuys, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Mar 1, 2014

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Robert J Gartland

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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I have been working at AVAD full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe pay is fine, higher than what other employer pay for the same job title.

ConsThere is not much time left in a day for family time.

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Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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AVAD- yeah, that's all I've got.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at AVAD full-time

ProsAccess to multiple technologies & talented people. They are a large company, so can provide for trainings, etc. to aid thier employees.

ConsDying market scrambling to find new products to push on overstressed dealers & thier clients. They are A pretty massive company that is owned by one of the largest companies in the world. At the end of the day, as an employee, you are just a number filling a chair

Advice to Senior ManagementAccept the limits of your market don't push dealers into markets/ technologies they can't propperly use-- you're only hurting your own customers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Directionless Management in a crowded field

Outside Sales (Former Employee)

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

ProsFun Industry and there are good product lines. Counter staff can make a decent living, but don't expect rapid advancement.

ConsUpper management is clueless and arrogant. AVAD doesn't promote from within. The company has done nothing but go downhill since Ingram Micro purchased it. High turnover in management ranks means you're either working for hatchet men or people inexperienced with handling people.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind someone who knows what they are doing and move on to something else. Promotion from with in would be nice.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Flexible company

Cash Applications (Former Employee)
Van Nuys, CA

I worked at AVAD

ProsThey were really flexible and understood whenever I needed time off

ConsStarted as a small company but since being bought by Ingram Micro, cutbacks are made it scarier to work there

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Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Run like the wind. It's a sinking ship.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at AVAD

ProsYou get exposure to a great number of products, so if you're open to doing some learning on your own, the comapny can be a good place to get some experience.

ConsNone of the people in upper management know what they are doing. After Bob Gartland left , the people running the show have no clue who their customers are. The branches are WAY understaffed. The POS system is a major problem: it's been that way for THREE years and management refuses to admit it's been a major mistake. They also have a new phone system that is far less usefull than the system it replaced. Finally, the website is pretty useless, the competition is far superior in this aspect of buisiness, including AVAD's sister company, DBL.

The company pays lip service to training employees and clients, and never actually manages to do a good job.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to figure out what buisness they are actually in. They fail to understand that their customers have to sell the products they purchase to end users. They roll out promotion after promotion that most of their clients ignore.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Overall good experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at AVAD

ProsGood team and work environment

ConsInformation overload- technology is always changing

Advice to Senior ManagementAVAD management does a great job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at AVAD

ProsThe industry was very interesting

ConsThe business was not growing

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