Advent Software Reviews

Updated July 27, 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. Billing Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Billing Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Billing Analyst in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  2. Transitioning

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great culture

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Disconnect from top leadership to front lines


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  5. Fun place to start a career in finance

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advent Software full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  6. Data Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Advent Software

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    Amazing Culture

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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


  10. Helpful (6)

    Company needs new vision and direction

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Depending on the team you work for, you can work up to 5 days a week from home which is pretty nice when you have a long commute. People are generally welcoming and friendly. They also allow you to bring your dog to work which is pretty nice and is a good stress reliever throughout the day.

    Cons

    Management at the executive level needs to come up with a new vision for the company as some of the products aren't aging well and there isn't much wow-factor with product releases. Advent is being bought out by SS&C so the flood gates have opened for employee departures (a lot of talent is going out the door right now). If you want to know what future culture will be like, do yourself a favor and look up the SS&C reviews; Advent management promises things won't change but that should be taken lightly.

    Advice to Management

    It's time to clean house as the middle management layer has gotten too fat and is weighing the company down from running efficiently.


  11. Helpful (5)

    Under-investment in products has made the company suffer

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    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Advent Software (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    with the company now being acquired by SS&C, there is hope that Advent can make the proper investments across its products to bring them up to expectations of the market. There are still many smart, dedicated people that can make it a great place to work, if Executive mgmt can re-start a new direction for the firm post acquistion (Advent will continue to operate as its own business unit within SS&C). Also Advent has very strong recurring revenues with high renewal rates, so it has and will continue to have positive cash flow.

    Cons

    after 3 years, the new cloud platform is still not in a place where it can be sold at scale. So advent still must rely on its legacy products that have not received the needed investment and are behind in functionality, ease of use, and user experience. This means more challenging sales, more difficult implementations, more issues for support to manage with less investment from PD

    Advice to Management

    A new start is needed to show how Advent can regain its place as a top solution provider in the market place. re-balance investments across the products and make hard decisions regarding in what products, regions, markets, we need to invest. The organization is spread too thin, and we need to narrow our focus on the critical few areas that will drive our success.



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