Avanade Reviews

Updated August 21, 2015
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Avanade CEO Adam Warby
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Pros
  • Work life balance (used to be there, not anymore) (in 25 reviews)

  • If one wishes to gain exposure to cutting edge Microsoft technologies implemented at the largest Fortune level organizations then this is the place (in 50 reviews)

Cons
  • Expect zero work/life balance when you're on the road (in 52 reviews)

  • It is consulting work so sometimes long hours are required to hit customer deadlines (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Avanade Director

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global footprint, depth of knowledge, positive environment, growth oriented, ethical, exciting.

    Cons

    Workload can get heavy at times: It's up to you to ask for help when you need it, you will be supported.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going - it's tough for a 25,000 person organization to keep up with double-digit growth. You don't get it right *every* time. But your record is pretty stellar.


  2. Great Company to grow career

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Solutions Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Great talented people - Oppurtunity to work with great technologies - Urged training, mandatory for my role. Industry Exams paid for - Great intangible benefits (MSDN, Pluralsight, tons of perks)

    Cons

    - Pay is lower than industry average - Some projects aren't sexy - Review Cycle is hard to get around

    Advice to Management

    Look to grow direct business, so we are not at the mercy of Accenture


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    Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, smart people, interesting projects

    Cons

    Management does not care about employees, bad work life-personal life balance


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Bring everything and expect nothing

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avanade full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Has a reputation for being able to fix problems others can't

    Cons

    Very expensive to the point that companies should really question is the problem really as bad as they convince me it is - or does it really need fixing at all

    Advice to Management

    Stop the serious attrition by committing to each employees success not just hiring/releasing for each project. How's that regionalization working out for you?


  6. Helpful (1)

    OK experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It was a close group. Flexible environment; can work from home (anywhere)

    Cons

    No office camaraderie (you don't really get to know the people you're working with) Else you're senior level, your position will be hourly (NO benefits) Growth is limited There was really no training (for this position particularly)


  7. It has been a great journey with Avanade. If you want growth and the ability to build and expand your skills, this is fo

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity for growth. Good people. Good company.

    Cons

    Consulting is not for everyone. A lot of travel and fast paced life style.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Excellent companies

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - N/A in New York, NY
    Current Employee - N/A in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well-organized, professional. Great benefits and career growth

    Cons

    Overly complicated HR procedures and processes

    Advice to Management

    Slow down!


  9. Helpful (5)

    Worst company to work for!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avanade full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They provide training and certification in AX.

    Cons

    Company is not able to find projects and falsely promises its employees that they will be on projects soon. They kept me waiting for months to place me on a project, and then laid me off.

    Advice to Management

    Stop making false promises and raising employees' expectations!!! LEARN management lessons from your competitors!!!


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good Training

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Training. The culture is supportive and encourages helping other people and teamwork. Very easy to approach your boss and discuss things.

    Cons

    You can get placed on really bad projects or no projects at all and you're just left all alone not really building any skills. The salary is lower than similar places.

    Advice to Management

    Try and help people on the bench and help them do things for the company. Otherwise they will leave.


  11. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avanade full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Training and remote work for a consultant

    Cons

    Travel travel travel. Need to be ready to travel.

    Advice to Management

    Hire and promote from within



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