Adayana
3.1 of 5 18 reviews
www.adayana.com Indianapolis, IN 50 to 149 Employees

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Updated Apr 17, 2014

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Alan Kessman

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38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Small company doing big things!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat place for those that don't need to have their hand held and want to be in a position where each individuals effort makes a difference. Since it's a smaller organization you will likely have an opportunity to do some customer facing work for some clients that are leaders in their perspective field.

    Arguably the most family friendly company I have ever worked for. Supports remote work and flexible scheduling. Jam packed with some highly experienced and talented people who can be great mentors for others. The potential experience you can gain working for this organization is top notch.

    New leadership is open to ideas, focused on the customer, and want to take care of their employees. The company today compared to the company last year is drastically improved and different. Don't let the comments made on here in 2013 or prior to the bankruptcy discourage you. New leadership, renewed focus, and high motivated staff is what's left. Great time to join and help build something special.

    ConsLost some quality people due to the transition but the new talent that's been recruited is enthusiastic and motivated to fill the gaps. Very much feels like a start up so a lot of work ahead to build the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay focused on what's most important, the customer. Continue to investing in your people and focus on retaining your talent. Be very vocal about successes! (You are already doing all of these things, keep it up!)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    New ownership and focus

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    ProsSome of the reviews talk about Adayana's recent bankruptcy. The company has emerged in a much better financial position with new ownership and a new leader at the helm. Several recent events to note in the past month or two:

    - more focused strategy and clearer priorities
    - much better communication internally
    - considerable effort being made to retain and support employees
    - client relationships continue to be strong. While there have been some employee transitions, new team members are stepping up admirably.
    - The focus is moving back to its entreprenuerial roots -- serving our customers well and doing great work. Creative thinking is valued and appreciated now more than ever.

    Personally, I have always found Adayana a good place to work -- smart, committed people, interesting work, opportunities for those who seek them.

    ConsThe bankruptcy was stressful, and we lost a few wonderful team members. It will take time to replace them. New owners are committed, though, to investing in Adayana's people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDeliver on the promises. Stay on the same page. Hold yourselves accountable. Serve your teams.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Outstanding Opportunity for People with Entrepreneurial Spirits

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAdayana has went through quite a bit of changes in the last six months, but these changes have ultimately led to a clearer business focus and direction, a stronger leadership team, and a tight knit team. Adayana delivers great results to their customers and is customer obsessed. The company and leadership team have their employees best interests at heart.

    ConsThere understandably has been alot of change the last six months and Adayana has lost some key talent but they are taking the rights steps to add the appropriate people to the team and have the right people in key places to make decisions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to listen to the employees and stick to the strategic direction you have laid out. Keep remaining customer obsessed.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lack of vision -

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    ProsRemote work environment
    Great client list
    Coffee

    ConsLack of Strategy
    Lack of leadership
    Choppy and stressful

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop an offering
    Develop a value proposition

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

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    The future is uncertain

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe project work is always challenging and gives you the opportunity to develop a broad set of capabilities. There is a lot of flexibility in the work environment and you will be very autonomous. For me this was both a blessing and a curse.

    ConsCompany has just emerged from a bankruptcy. Many key people have left the organization. It is really unclear what the business will look like moving forward.

    If you want to specialize deeply in one discipline, it is nearly impossible to do here.

    This is not an environment for the faint of heart. If you are comfortable working with lots of ambiguity, little direction, and no support from your management, you will enjoy the opportunities that the environment provides. If you need even a small amount of structure and stability at work, you are likely to find this a very stressful environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement team has turned over several times in the last five years, but you don't seem to get any better at selecting new managers. The faces change but the bad behaviors that have gotten us into trouble in the past remain the same. You need to hire for and reward a different set of management behaviors. Any leader who puts his/her personal success ahead of the success of his/her reports and the company as a whole should be shown the door.

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

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    Midguided and declining

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    ProsGreat client work, tremendous opportunity to grow your network and your skillset with the people who have been around the company for a long time.

    ConsAbsolutely no direction, poor leadership and communication, and I'm pretty sure they have gone bankrupt since I left which give enough of an indication to the state of the business.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire your replacement

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

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    A lot of ups and downs

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    ProsAdayana does interesting project work in meaningful industries. The client work and interaction was rewarding. There are significant business issues and opportunities to work on.

    ConsAdayana was not a very friendly or inspiring place to work. Management seemed to struggle with direction and was short term task vs. big picture focused.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on where the firm can best compete vs. trying to be all things to all people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    don't go to work here

    Business Analyst (Current Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    Prosdo not go to work here, you'll be disappointed. The only pro is management is too tied up into looking good and politicking that you can duck under the covers. If you're the type that likes to do everything someone tells you and do not mind being a drone this would be a good fit.

    Since the company is poorly run you can basically pass the buck and play politics and succeed without accomplishing anything.

    ConsThey filed chapter 11 and have very bad leadership, no opportunities to advance, unless you're looking to advance by attrition, they work by intimidation, do not provide opportunities for all of your vacation to be taken. They do not increase pay for very many people or when they do they do not increase it enough to adjust for cost of living.

    Their healthcare plan is >$600/mo for a family with a 5000 out of pocket per person.

    They are only concerned about whether or not you make the company money.

    Advice to Senior Managementget new CEO, president, pay attention to politics, grow something so people have an opportunity to advance

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

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    Time Will Tell

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNew leadership has a much better handle on what is needed to succeed in the market. Great group of highly talented people who are dedicated, focused, and passionate about success.

    ConsHaving a hard time translating vision into daily success. Can't seem to get out of their own way - too many problems with existing customers; problems that just shouldn't be happening. Too much of their business is with existing clients and not enough new business coming in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work - you're doing many things right. Hold practice leads responsible to take care of existing clients.

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

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    Been around and Adayana provides a flexibilty like none other

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    ProsAbility to work flexible hours
    Generous paid time off
    Solid benefits for a small company
    Good working enviornment
    Team Members are respectful to each other
    Hard working team members
    Exciting work & clients
    Good pay comparable to other companies

    ConsGrew fast through acquisition and is now in a right-sizing mode.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOver communicate. Let the team members know your vision going forward.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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