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Low pay, poor management, and no work/life balance.

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Current Employee - Solutions Developer in New York, NY
Current Employee - Solutions Developer in New York, NY

I have been working at Avanade full-time

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

They pay for Microsoft Certs. Overtime pay on top of salary for Analyst levels. Ability to work remotely at times depending on the project.

Cons

Below average salary, very poor work/life balance. Not the place to work if you have a family, a social life, or both. The expectation is to work all your waking hours and the weekends if necessary, due to poor estimations and project management. Management is very poor. Can be somewhat of a frat-party. Not a lot of career growth opportunity for your skill position, career paths follow a more general "consultant" flow. They also hire people just to put bodies into positions, even if they don't have all of the necessary skills.

Advice to Management

Compensate your employees fairly and be reasonable and respectful with their time.

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  1. Growing pains, but still a great company.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Avanade full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Avanade is continuing to grow creating new opportunities for employees. Great benefits.

    Cons

    You need to manage your own career growth and champion your advancement for yourself. We no longer have company wide meetings which has had a negative effect on morale.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for employees to grow or move into new roles. You have great employees that with some training could move into roles you have difficulty filling. Also, I would suggest re-instituting flybacks. Employees feel really disconnected and are leaving.

  2. Helpful (6)

    Churn and burn agency with lip service to work-life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Seattle, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Training programs are great for new college grads with little experience. I participated in the Microsoft Dynamics AX "Bootcamp" which was a very rigorous training program that brought new hires with little to no experience in ERP software up to speed very quickly - but only if you put in the effort. After initial training program you can earn multiple Microsoft certifications that have value even if you leave the company, which most do sooner or later. Also, close ties to Microsoft are of great benefit when working on projects.

    Cons

    They follow a churn and burn model for their consultants, forcing them to travel extensively while paying salaries that are much lower than their competitors. They also charge clients a premium rate for the overtime their consultants work without passing any of the earnings on to the consultants. Consultants are encouraged to pretend they know more than they do for clients and learn on the job, which is difficult. Managers have very outdated ways of thinking, and believe that extensive processes and methodologies are all that is necessary to successful project delivery. They cling to an antiquated methodology that insists you can eliminate all uncertainty on projects and a "one-size" fits all development approach, at least within the ERP practice, which leads to disastrous results. Project managers who have no working knowledge of the product they are implementing are valued over consultants who do all the legwork for clients. Project managers are valued for handling clients well instead of leading effective teams. Overall, working hard is valued over working smart. HR representatives and career managers don't always look out for your best interests, and even when they do, they can't overrule senior management to help you. Your colleagues may be smart, dedicated, hard-working employees, but poor management leads to constant thrashing on projects. Overall, these methods are still profitable to the company, so burning through consultants is no problem because they focus a great deal on training and can always hire more college graduates who are eager to start their careers.

    Advice to Management

    Do more than pay lip-service to work/life balance. Increase your salaries to attract and retain top talent. Don't encourage your consultants to pretend they're something they aren't to clients, give them the management they need to be successful. Don't hire project managers who can't complete the required training. Value working smart over working hard.

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