Avendra Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Enjoy working here so much, that after two years of working for another company I came back

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Avendra

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Avendra is a company that supports its employees and stands by its values. Within my department the open door policy is something that is practiced every day and not just a tag line. Every associate is given 20 days PTO and strongly encouraged to take advantage of using all of it. Management not only directs but also actively listens.

    Cons

    The company is small but that doesn't mean advancement and opportunities aren't available.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to the associates and take their feedback.

    Avendra Response

    Apr 1, 2015Director of Talent

    Welcome back and thank you for your feedback. It is nice to know that you felt so strongly about the company and the work that we do to return after going somewhere else. Our open door policy is an ... More

  2. Helpful (1)

    Avendra is a smart, strategic company on a solid and consistent upward trajectory

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Values employees (Competitive Pay, Benefits, Work/Life Balance and Employee Engagement)
    - Open to innovative new market trends/willing to adapt to market changes
    - Fiscally sound
    - Experts in their field. High level, strategic supply chain management.

    Cons

    - Communication between departments (HQ is currently working on this and increased communication has been noticed)
    - Slow pace. Avendra is extremely thorough, however many projects take a considerable amount of time because there are so many channels to pass through
    - Room for growth. Avendra does not have a high turnover rate (which speaks highly of the company), however this does limit room for growth in higher level positions. There is ample room for growth if you are hired in at entry level.

  3. Stable Company with Steady Growth - a decent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Headquarters Employee in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Headquarters Employee in Rockville, MD

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Firmly positioned as market leader in the hospitality procurement space
    -Financially very healthy
    -Small company feel
    -Great pay, benefits, work/life balance

    Cons

    -Communication - distinct silos between departments
    -Slow pace/routine at times - company is so successful at what they do there is not a whole lot of need to change things up
    -Sharing of Knowledge - it seems the company runs on the brain power and decisionmaking of a select group within the company regardless of title

    Advice to Management

    -Continue efforts from the top to innovate and expand the services provided to customers and markets served
    -Spread the knowledge of what makes Avendra great across the company...that way employees will feel more engaged. Vacancies will be easier to fill from within without having to reorganize every time someone important moves on.
    -Fill vacancies quicker so teams are not shorthanded for long lengths of time.

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  5. Senior Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avendra

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Veru intense work environment. Not many decision makers; hard to come to resolution on endeavors.

  6. Need industry experience first

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice office, some friendly people. Lots of people who know what they're doing. Can be interesting if you like writing a lot and presenting Excel data in multiple formats so that it meets the standards of the VPs.

    Cons

    Training is hard and if you don't get everything down the first or second time through then you're questioned. Hard to know exactly what your job is coming in and they keep changing the titles of the department you work for. Everyone is very focused on what they're doing which makes interaction and learning hard. Managers and VPs are very strict as to what they're looking for when you turn something in and if it doesn't match that exactly then you have to redo part of it.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a training plan for those brand new to the company so that they know what to do.

  7. Good company that cares about its people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avendra

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    At Avendra, they care about developing employee skills through in-house education, special projects, and team activities. They provide good benefits and social activities to promote teamwork.

    Cons

    No major downsides. Being a smaller company, there is more competition for promotions. Because we sell a service, there is a strong emphasis on increasing sales to maintain staffing and compensation.

  8. Enjoyed working with co-workers, not a career place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - IT Intern in Rockville, MD
    Current Intern - IT Intern in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at Avendra as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Small company feel, friendly employees

    Cons

    Slow moving and slow reacting management

  9. Helpful (1)

    An Exciting Place To Work With Ample Opportunities For Advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avendra

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced, energetic, striving to provide the best customer service in the supply chain management industry. Great associate benefits as well.

    Cons

    There are no cons. Again, a great team collaborative organization with high standards of achievement expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your associates for new ideas as they are accountable and want to contribute to the success of this organization.

  10. A great internship experience - unique business model

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Accounts Receivable Intern in Rockville, MD
    Former Intern - Accounts Receivable Intern in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Avendra as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Unique business model makes for a great learning opportunity, plenty of interaction with other companies, network building

    Cons

    Smaller company, specialized business with limited expansion markets [currently]

    Advice to Management

    brand Avendra to consumers to grow the brand

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