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Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Consultant in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Avanade

Pros

Interesting and never ending stream of work
Challenging environment
Smart people to work with
Global company
Somewhat flat, so things move quickly

Cons

Not a lot of growth potential
Stack ranked annual reviews, you have to exceed your goals more than others but the process is subjective and relationships can play a more important role than the results you achieved.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Leadership is great and I continue to be impressed with how they have navigated the economic downturn this last year while still maintaining some growth. Keep up the great work

Recommends
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    Nice place to work but disorganized.

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    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Avanade

    Pros

    The company has excellent benefits the best I have ever had. The also offer comprehensive training and very smart people to work with.

    Cons

    Confusing business plan right now. They had trouble finding assignments in my specialty, business intelligence and the review process was somewhat arbitrary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to step up the direct sales channel.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Group Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Avanade

    Pros

    - Good place to work if you are a .Net coder
    - $2,000/year to spend on gadgets
    - Pretty good health benefits

    Cons

    - Laser focus on selling to CIOs makes it a poor place to work for business solution consultants (ERP, CRM, BI)
    - New career model has virtually stopped all career advancement
    - Shift from regional to service line organization has drastically reduced leadership roles and opportunities
    - Old boys club mentality among leadership (most worked together at Accenture or Microsoft Consulting Services)
    - 80% of business is hand-me-down work from Accenture
    - Very poor work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a strategy to sell outside of the CIO office. Using people that can sell to a CIO to try to sell to a CFO or COO doesn't work.

    Disapproves of CEO
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