avVenta Worldwide

  www.avventa.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

avVenta Worldwide Reviews

Be The First To
Add Photos

All Employees Current Employees Only

2.3 15 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

(no image)

Jay Noce

(1 ratings)

31% of employees recommend this company to a friend
15 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Great people, great environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsMany people use the term "work family", but this was truly a place where you felt connected to your coworkers. We worked hard and played hard. The COO was a dynamic leader.

    ConsAll good things come to an end, especially within the startup arena. If you develop a successful company, it will eventually become attractive to a larger company. That was the case with avVenta, as it was acquired by Accenture.

    1 person found this helpful  

    They do not pay freelances on time if at all.

    Full-time Freelancer (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe New York location is in a good area.

    ConsWaiting months for your pay check is usual at avVenta. To make matters worse, they don't know what they're doing. They hire freelancers to teach them the business and to train their interns. If you're a freelancer steer clear of this company, you will truly regret working for them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your freelancers, and when you do- pay them on time, learn what you're doing, and stop the lying.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    Limited room to move if you're in an on-site position as opposed to Costa Rica or Charleston.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Long Island City, NY

    ProsPay is very good and the benefits are okay. Good communication with avVenta contacts when there were questions involving relationship with client.

    ConsNot really a con but just inherent in the business model. Most positions outside of main offices are on-site at the client. A salaried employee of avVenta is a consultant at the client so it's kind of a split existence. Probably different at corporate offices in Costa Rica or Charleston.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake avVenta University's training available online to employees who aren't in Costa Rica.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

  1. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

    1 person found this helpful  

    No room to grow

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood environment to work.
    Pet day!!!

    ConsSalary is not competitive Vs other competitors.
    There is no competition of some of the internal initiatives.
    There are some extra management resources.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed of standardization or processes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    Nice place to start, not so good for a career

    Manager (Former Employee) San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)

    ProsHigh Salaries
    Good Training
    Good company culture
    Relax enviroment

    ConsUpper Management always changing, no continuity
    Bad IT and equipment
    No software licenses
    Little care of employee career path
    Poor Benefits

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest on real upper management. People that have actually studied management. Improve employee career path by listening to your people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

    2 people found this helpful  

    Avoid, if you have a better place to work with

    Not Disclosed (Current Employee) Heredia (Costa Rica)

    Pros* Being able to work in the field you have devoted years studying, a real tough opportunity here in CR.
    * Having the chance to work with really great people, talented ones.
    * For people living nearby Heredia, it's a great thing to avoid rush hour traffic jams to San Jose.
    * Near the train stop for people coming in from San Jose.
    * Near the mall Paseo de Las Flores.

    Cons* You don't have the necessary software to work with (Microsoft Office is banned, we have to use Open Office instead for example, and I don't want to mention the real tools we need and which we don't have licenses/access for).
    * You get to use a very old chair that no longer works, from some people that left the company years ago.
    * You work in a real small space (1mt x 0.7mt). You might hit your partner's feet from time to time.
    * Low pay
    * Work overtime to put out fires
    * No real benefits package (no medical insurance, no bonuses, nothing else buy your monthly payment, only some very small goodies like discount coupons and fun-food-friday snacks)
    * No "asociacion solidarista"
    * Park your car under the sun and dust if you can't pull strings in the 4th floor
    * If you are good at what you do, managers will put you on different projects for another clients, even if you are not being paid by them. Your original client never finds out, even if he is the one that is really paying.
    * After years of working here, all I've got was around $100 salary raise. I want to emphasize that: years of my life working here for just +/-$100 after all. And all this time, my Performance Appraisal was good (close to 4 from 5), even received those "kudos" from managers (which are like points in the Whose Line Is It Anyway? tv show, they are good for nothing).

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's time to treat your employees with the respect and professionalism they deserve. Upgrade everything, from salaries to working conditions. We are here just because we need the work, but it is really becoming clearer, that are better places out there, and good workers are moving out to those places in a heart beat.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

    1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to get experience working for Fortune 500 companies

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExposure, job can be recognized by others, when building digital products for Fortune 500 companies.
    Use of cutting-edge technologies possible, depending on the account you work on.
    Great work environment

    ConsOpportunities to grow
    Career-path development
    Not clear business strategy

    Advice to Senior ManagementReinforce career path development with recognized certifications
    Implement a better motivational strategy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

    2 people found this helpful  

    No communication and training for new employees

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDecent pay and time off.

    ConsThere is absolutely NO help for new employees from avVenta with any type of systems or the job itself. They don't know anything about what their "clients" do and once you're hired, any type of communication from avVenta to you does not exist. Another poster was right, there is no "Human Resources" and even though avVenta might say they "agree" with any of their employees concerns, they do nothing about them. Stay away unless you're desperate for a job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet to know your clients and what the clients do so you can help your employees and stop relying on your clients to do it all, because they don't...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

    2 people found this helpful  

    Interim company at best. If you are mediocre and all you want is a check send resume

    Project Manager for A Fortune 100 Company (Outsourced) (Former Employee) Heredia (Costa Rica)

    ProsIf this is your first job, you may get a $600 - 800/month paycheck which is not bad for FIRST job in a Costa Rican Company
    If you are lucky you'll meet talented people.

    ConsThis company is made up of 2% really talented, hard-working people, and 98% mediocre that all they do is watch YouTube and browse Facebook all day.
    If you fall in the 2% mentioned above, expect 12-14 hour days with no overtime pay.

    Jobs are all the boring stuff that employees at home (read USA) don't want to do.
    Don't expect challenging jobs here. Most people here are just "copy-pasters" and "image-croppers"
    Recruitment makes false promises; At hiring they'll promise you a lot of things which never materialise.
    Started as a Project Manager and soon realized zero opportunity growth.
    Management is made up of inexperienced 24-28 year olds.
    Expect to do a lot of things without the proper tools.

    Talented people are always unmotivated and complaining about how boring their job is.

    This company went from a garage operation to a 400 employee company in less than 5 years and is having extremely hard growing pains that get worse by the second. This company will fall as fast as it rose.
    Workspaces are sad. Expect a 100cm wide desk with no drawers at all and an about to break (or broken) $25 dollar chair.

    If you just came out of high-school and are looking for a temp company to earn some bucks while in the first years of college, this may be the place to start. If you have professional experience go look for REAL jobs somewhere else.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement in Costa Rica is made up of inexperienced 25-28 year olds. Hire more experienced people!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

    2 people found this helpful  

    If all you care in life is money, then knock yourself out.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Heredia (Costa Rica)

    ProsSalaries are above the local industry's average, which helps them attract some fairly smart individuals. Hence, the first few days or weeks, you will feel like you're in some kind of knowledge powerhouse.

    ConsRegardless of how talented you may be at whatever you were hired to do, talent is not what's going to help you excel —or stay– at the company. The few people that manage to make a continuous career at avVenta are those that are good at playing the "office-politics" game. Granted, this is a game you might never be able to avoid regardless of where you go. However, there are ethical ways in which to play it -and "fair play" never made it to avVenta's work environment motto.

    If you set foot in this place, you must know the following:

    1) The big check you were offered means they can book you at their will. Essentially, your life is in their hands. Literally. Whether you originally agreed to it or not, weekends and all-nighters are also included.

    2) HR is not there to actually help "human resources" in any way, shape, or form. If this is one of your expectations and end up acting accordingly, you may just set yourself up for BIG trouble.

    3) Even if it's in the company's best interest to keep you working for them, management may still let you go for fear that you're so good that you pose a threat to them. Again, there are elegant ways of doing this but they like going the other way -they like to tarnish people's reputation with rumors and false accusations.

    4) Recognitions and promotions are only for those that earn it by sucking up to the —right– higher-ups.

    5) Behind every seemingly nice person, there is likely to be a corrupt, manipulative, insincere sycophant who vie for praise and promotions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffice politics can lend itself to power-hungry brown-nosers and vicious behavior. If you know you are part of the cycle that's made dozens, if not hundreds of people fall sick, then step down and walk away with the money you have already made by the sweat of others' brows. Quit corrupting a place and its people, so that avVenta can one day live up to its promise of being "a great place to work."

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Worked for avVenta Worldwide? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.