Avanade

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Great Place to Work !!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

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

Pros

- Current Technology
- Globally Connected - Laptops issued have phones/headset, MS LYNC
- Fantastic Methodology (for SD, PM, etc. - well planned out and people trained)
- Push Employees in Training/Certifications
- Great Place for Someone Right out of College - Good Mentors
- Pay is in Line with Market

Cons

- Not much say in Projects You Get Assigned To - They don't even ask if you are interested
- Totally don't understand the capabilities of some of their staff - A very senior level person may be assigned to a very junior level position (this is more than frustrating and people will leave if they are not challenged
- Not at all impressed with BDMs - they go to client sites and don't say hi to company employees (we ARE providing part of your paycheck Mr. BDM), while on the bench BDMs may not return calls, etc. - if these folks are in sales, they should have GREAT relationships with both customers and consulting staff
- You have a standardized methodology - why are only some projects using it?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Sales Teams / Account Managers - At least make an attempt to say HI to every person working for Avanade when visiting a client site
MANDATE that all projects use your proprietary Delivery Management Methodology - this should not be a pick and choose - ALL projects should use it

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Solutions Developer Consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solutions Developer - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Solutions Developer - Consultant in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great training available whether internal or external for many different technologies and soft skills. Great starting company for those who love travel and want to be client facing team members, or for those who prefer working local, there's also local options to mitigate the amount of travel. Many opportunities arise to take control of one's career and learn and use the latest technologies.

    Cons

    Sometimes the person mentoring oneself is not on the same project as oneself so they cannot see first hand their pupil's day to day work. This disconnect can sometimes be bad especially when the mentor is asked to vouch for their pupil.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more opportunities to meet and greet with the executive leadership as well as regional leadership to keep folks more connected in person rather than just fostering and forming virtual connections.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst professional experience ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Providence, RI

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

    Pros

    MSDN and Books 24x7 subscriptions

    Cons

    Lied to about everything having to do with the job. Accenture is in charge and Accenture's management is comprised of people that lack basic communication and project management skills. I met some great people that were hired at the same time based on the same things I was told, everyone has left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the real information from Accenture before putting people on projects. Do not make work/life balance a selling point when you really have no idea.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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