Ascendant Technology
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www.atech.com Austin, TX 500 to 999 Employees

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Ascendant Technology CEO Sam Fatigato

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    Formerly great consulting company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI have worked at Ascendant for some time. I have a good relationship with many people including upper management. Consulting is a lifestyle decision. Many people want to be a consultant without having to travel which generally isn't possible unless the client is flexible. Sometimes I will be away from home for 3 weeks straight, sometimes I will be at home for 3 months straight. Sometimes I will be at a client for 3 days, sometimes I will be at a client for a year. It all varies as is the nature of consulting work. If you work hard, contribute, and help other consultants become better you will be recognized and rewarded.

    ConsEverything was mostly perfect until the Avnet acquisition. There is a lot more bureaucracy and annoying 'busy work' that you have to squeeze into your personal time. There have been a lot of organization changes and many great people have left.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe communication and updates for the Avnet integration are not delivered very well and I am mostly clueless about what is going on.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent client satisfaction - Ascendant, not so much

    Temporary Body Shop Employee, Though Hired As Permanent (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsGreat team.
    Excellent project.
    Plenty of H1-B employees.

    ConsProject was deliberately underbid by sales team.
    Fixed bid projects put the project at risk.
    Consultants are experts in retail commerce one day, and experts in healthcare the next day. Tip: Your clients DO notice. :)
    Body shop mentality.
    Very few female employees, though Ascendant doesn't concern themselves with diversity. Aside from hiring H1-B employees, of course!

    Advice to Senior ManagementHopeful that being acquired by Avnet will help.

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

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    Ascendant Technology is one of the best IBM consultancies in the world.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAscendant is one of the top three IBM consultancies in the world. It lives by the work hard, play hard motto and not only supports but encourages a good work/family balance.

    It also does a great job of bringing in extremely talented consultants and giving them the tools to succeed.

    It's hard to find a consultancy that places such a high regard for doing right by the customer.

    ConsThe cons specific to Ascendant revolve around compensation and career path. The only other cons apply to all consultancies and that is the personal sacrifice and time away from home that consultants endure.

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

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    great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people, management really cares about employees, back the talk with the walk

    ConsIn the middle of acqusition integration creating some uncertainty

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

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    Company culture that really cares about employees and does what they say they are going to do.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCollaborative culture... everyone is very supportive of each other
    Performance and rewards based on meritocracy, not years of service
    Highly specialized focus on delivering IBM solutions
    Flexible work/life balance arrangements (e.g., working from home)

    ConsAs part of Avnet, some additional bureaucracy has been introduced.
    Focusing on IBM solutions limits our ability to serve some customers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on keeping our legacy culture as we integrate into Avnet

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

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    Ascendant is a great firm .. focused on the IBM technology stack

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCollaborative leadership .. opportunities for growth

    ConsConcern about the recent acquisition by Avnet and whether that will adversely effect the culture

    Advice to Senior ManagementMantain the culture

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Chaotic environment, clueless management

    Domain Architect (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    Prostravel job, full per diem, IBM commerce & portal experts, talented & fun colleagues

    Conspoor communication by managers, no clue where the company is headed, changing from product experts to staff aug company, poor appraisal system, poor raises, management & HR don't keep their promises

    Advice to Senior Managementhave a long term plan in place & be open with employees, shift focus back to being product/service experts & consultants rather than being a staff aug co

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great knowledgable people work here

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthere are good skills around you
    the employee satisfaction matters
    collaboration and knowledge sharing is encouraged
    it is a small agile company
    there are not too many rules or policies to follow

    Consthe bureaucracy is and rules are increasing after merger
    in many situations or projects travelling is required
    being focussed on a software segment can be good and bad

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice place to work

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGood culture, lots of autonomy , good training opportunities for the latest IBM technologies, relatively flat management structure and an open door policy with senior management.

    ConsOccasional long periods on the bench. Travel is expected of the consultants so if you're not into that, working here is probably not for you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company. Will treat you like family.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFamily friendly
    Challenging projects
    Top notch technologies

    ConsTravelling is huge unles you land a remote project

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook for more project near where the consultant live

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