Avanade

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Nice Place to grow professionally

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)
Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)

I have been working at Avanade

Pros

Great and Smart people
Projects are often interesting and very challenging
Opportunities to learn a tremendous

Cons

Emphasis is sometimes more on the customer that it is on the employees
Depending on your level, it is sometimes hard to get promoted quickly
Some consultants are sometimes isolated on Accenture lead deals with no internal visibility which makes it even harder to get promoted

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on the people first, then the customer..
Try not to isolate consultants on projects too much
These two points could help reduce the turnover rate quit a bit

Recommends
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work for Microsoft technologists

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Group Manager/Solutions Architect
    Former Employee - Group Manager/Solutions Architect

    I worked at Avanade

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to learn new technologies and grow professionally.
    Some of the smartest bunch of technical people.
    Company invests a lot of money and time in training employees on Microsoft technologies and soft skills -- in-person, virtual instructor led, self-paced, third party, you name it.
    Awesome training group, much better than most Microsoft technology companies.
    Excellent infrastructure for knowledge sharing, networking and beta testing of new Microsoft technologies.
    Great benefits.
    Opportunity to travel all over the US. Depending on whether travel fits your life style, this could be a minus.

    Cons

    Top heavy -- Way too many managers in every service line. This creates a lot of clumsy processes and also hampers career growth for everyone else.
    Depending on whether you are in consulting or ATS service line, noticeable difference in organizational respect and in benefits.
    Career Manger role is mostly a formality; your manager won't care as long as your billing hours are high and your project manager did not give you bad rating. They lack organizational maturity and/or backbone to resolve your issues.
    Promotional opportunity depends on how well you click with your regional and service line leadership.
    Avanade delivery managers try to imitate Accenture PMs. I don't understand why every project needs clones. Most of these managers don't seem to care about the team's wants and needs and behave like slave masters. They are on the project mainly because of their chargeability; not to add value.
    They will nickel and dime you on salary negotiations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on grooming qualified people
    Streamline unwieldy processes
    Mandate timely feedback on project managers from their team.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager

    I have been working at Avanade

    Pros

    Good projects, smart people, who care a lot about what they do. Committed, interested and genuinely passionate about ms technology.

    Cons

    Hard work, lots of travel, demanding clients and working with accenture is sometimes not much fun. Lotsmof process, lots of review

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More discussion around the vision of what we are trying to achieve is required to help people engage effectively with the company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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