Advent Software Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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Advent Software President & CEO Pete Hess
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Pros
  • Work life balance is also amazing (in 45 reviews)

  • Many smart people and a generally collegial atmosphere (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Promotion seems like depends on how senior management likes you instead of the quality of work you have developed (in 11 reviews)

  • Career growth is based on who you are buddy/buddy with (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Product Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Advent Software (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Culture and benefits are competitive

    Cons

    Some managers do not have very good management skills

    Advice to Management

    Just because someone went to an Ivy League school 10+ years ago doesn't mean they are qualified to do the job of someone that didn't.


  2. Billing Analyst

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    Current Employee - Billing Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Billing Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advent Software (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best Place to Work in Jacksonville. Great culture, environment, and people.

    Cons

    Recently acquired so they are in the midst of reorganizing corporate functions.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Unsure of future

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst
    Former Employee - Data Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice work environment. Unlimited sick days, decent vacation time and good benefits.

    Cons

    Salary was less than competing firms in NYC area. Not much growth opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the employees that put in extra effort.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Transitioning

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Advent Software (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance is great Supportive and casual environment

    Cons

    More questions than answers in terms of what the future will look like

    Advice to Management

    There will be some bumps along the way


  6. Helpful (2)

    Great culture

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advent Software full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, competitive pay and benefits, hard work rewarded

    Cons

    Disconnect from top leadership to front lines


  7. Helpful (1)

    Fun place to start a career in finance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advent Software full-time

    Pros

    Good organizational structure, fun culture, interesting work.

    Cons

    horizontal promotions, lack of technology

    Advice to Management

    Keep Black Diamond as it's own unit.


  8. Data Analyst

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Advent Software full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong culture with a focus on the people and the team that make such a strong company.

    Cons

    Advent is continuing to grow and with that it is starting to feel like every other large company giving the feel of a small fish in a big ocean.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Staff Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Advent Software full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, care about their employees

    Cons

    Needs to be more results driven.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your expert employees


  10. Helpful (2)

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun culture, mostly easy going management, fair pay/compensation

    Cons

    It's a corporate company at the end of the day; a lot of funds are wasted in parts of the business that seem unnecessary, and at the other end of the spectrum employees who do a lot for the business can get squeezed on salary.

    Advice to Management

    Pay customer facing and product important employees more than your middle management folks trying to look busy. This would improve morale greatly.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Amazing Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Advent Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Culture is incredible, work life balance is amazing, managers are intelligent and care about the success of their employees, friends are made easily at work, collaboration is great, you are given the tools to succeed, great benefits, great bonuses, and did I mention the ping pong players are some of the best in Jax!

    Cons

    The only Cons I can think of are nationally separated offices that can cause teams to have trouble meeting due to time differences.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work



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