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Helpful (2)

Strong success so far, bright future ahead

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

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

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

Pros

The company makes software that every business in the world needs, and is the undisputed leader in the space - the opportunity to grow is massive. Management is driven and very focused, employees get what they need to succeeed, and the company takes time to have fun too. It feels like Avalara is on a path to be a great success story.

Cons

Like any company growing rapidly, there are areas of ambiguity and churn. Also, it seems like some employees might not be right for this kind of environment, but that is changing. I have seen the same type of issues in every startup I have been at - you should work here if you are aggressive about your career and want to do meaningful work and be a part of something great.

Advice to Management

Preserve the culture that made the company what it is, even as the company grows

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Great Potential for the Market Segment Growth.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in San Diego, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great Product and domain to grow. Has great potential for growth. Fun working culture and opportunity to learn. Team is good to work and has energy to implement features on the go. Sales and Marketing is aggressive and keep the engineering team insulated by product management and customer service team.

    Cons

    Strategy is in flux. Keep the core products in tact and develop additional features. Changing the product features often confuses customers. Customers has lot of knowledge and willing to provide input.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the team focused on the delivery. Plans to implement new features has to be done with a platform.

  2. Helpful (5)

    It;s the only place that I've worked at were people cry daily ...in the hallways or stairwells. Not the best culture!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Account Manager in Bainbridge Island, WA
    Current Employee - Customer Account Manager in Bainbridge Island, WA

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

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

    Pros

    In Bainbridge - lots of free foods, onsite keg, and nice conference rooms; In Seattle - great office setting now with the office remodel/expansion.

    Cons

    Onboarding of new CAM staff. Nothing is documented, because there are no processes in place. Internally, there are too many systems to reference to ensure the "true source." Ineffective and in-efficent. Change happens frequently and top-down information (other than "close your deals ASAP" or "show me the #'s" is what is what's communicated.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the phones! In addition,

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