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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 for 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 for 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People, Challenging Work

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

    I have been working at Avanade full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free access to most Microsoft tech
    Amazing people
    Tech bonus
    Challenging work

    Cons

    The travel can be very challenging
    Salary at middle levels is at best on par with other companies
    More connection with middle levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to location of workers before staffing. Dont staff immediately when local roles may open up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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