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Avanade Director Interview Questions

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Director Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Avanade.

Interview

The most bizarre experience yet. After many recruiting attempts from Avanade I take an interview. Like other reviews on this site; the recruiter immediately begins bashing my current employer and actually told me "just so you know you will never be in a senior level position at that company as a white american male". Wow. Nothing like discrimination right out of the gate. After reading about Avanade, I decide to interview and find out what is going on and if they truly want to grow a consulting business. The second discussion, I am told that Avanade is heavy on leadership to the point of over hiring at the D+ level. Sweet, more good news. I send an email saying I am not interested in continuing the interview because I don't want to work for a company that is top heavy. No thanks. They respond with a phone interview invite. This was all my fault I should stopped right here. I took the phone interview and to summarize a very nasty situation; I would never work for this company due to ethical and organizational reasons. Each interviewer said that unless you are on a project and billable you will be made to feel like your job is at risk. The way I was treated as a candidate was inexcusable in my opinion. The recruiters and HR were falling over each other; like other reviewers mentioned. I was told on five separate occasions throughout a two month period (after interviewing) that my offer was coming any minute - it is "pending some final signatures". Well after doing some research on my own I am confident in what this company is doing. They are claiming they want to grow a consulting practice and have a lot of capital, etc. The fact is if you apply to this company in the "growing consulting" practice, they are going to float your resume into their RFPs and proposals before hiring you. If they sell the deal - you're hired. Once that dries up watch out though. If they don't sell the deal, like what happened in my case without me knowing it, "ohhh actually we just ran some numbers and we have have you with a <insert next month> start date". Next month comes if they don't sell the deal(s)... "actually... we just hit some numbers wrong and now we have a <insert next month> start date". If this sounds familiar, just stop now. Find a reputable company to work for instead of Accenture's little you know what. Every interviewer at the D+ level said all they do is use Accenture's IP and decks, go to market and then say they are slightly more niche and building a consulting business. Give me a break. Avanade is the definition of amateur hour. Do your research on the other interviews and people that have worked here. Most of the employees are former Accenture. Its incestual in that regard as well. If you are an entry level; this is probably a decent company to start at because you would get some random experiences. For the experienced advisors; stay clear. I should have listened to the other reviews and the interviewers. Also everyone unanimously said bonuses are horribly don't even consider them if you are bonus "eligible".

Just to clarify. They recruit me via multiple media channels, drag me through a multi-month interview process, claim they have an offer coming five times that is slightly more $ than my current role, etc. but never deliver. Luckily I just got a raise for high performance and now make more than what Avanade claims they were going to offer. Best of luck to them and to you; if you interview there.

Interview Questions

  • I asked them questions. One interviewer couldn't pronounce Avanade correctly. He works there   Answer Question

Avanade Response

Oct 24, 2018 – Global Talent Acquisition Lead

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. One of our core values here at Avanade is acting with integrity and respect, and we use this to guide our behaviors and interactions with others – whether that be clients, colleagues or candidates. And while there are many factors that impact the interview and hiring process - unfortunately there are times where hiring needs do change - in this situation we clearly fell short of acting with integrity and respect in managing your expectations accordingly. I will be addressing this directly with the recruiting team to improve our candidate experience going forward. I wish you well as you continue on your career journey. - Paul Phillips, Global Talent Acquisition lead, p.d.phillips@avanade.com

Other Interview Reviews for Avanade

  1.  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Garland, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Avanade (Garland, TX).

    Interview

    1)Typical application.
    2)They contacted me for a phone interview
    3)Phone Interview went well
    4)Company goes silent
    5)Prodded the company to get any response
    6)The brand is tainted by a lack of candidate care

    Interview Questions

    • Talk me through resume, what are you looking for, why did you leave other positions.   Answer Question

    Avanade Response

    Jul 24, 2018 – COO, North America

    Our candidate experience is a top priority and what you describe is not in line with our candidate first approach. If you are willing, I’d like to hear more about your experience and how we can improve going forward: adam.wengert@avanade.com


  2. Helpful (4)  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Avanade (New York, NY) in February 2015.

    Interview

    RADIO SILIENCE after in initial interview - even after follow-up with recruiter and hiring manager -very poor form. POOR EXPERIENCE

    I as head hunted by internal recruiter, phone screened and then schedued with the hiring manager.

    Interview was informal, interviewer was pleasant and professional but late and interview was interrupted a couple times.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a situation where we turn down a client engagement because of deal profiability concerns   1 Answer
  3.  

    Director+ Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Avanade (Atlanta, GA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Good interview with HR...Very clear communications. When the employer did not feel that my skills were a match, they clearly articulated the reason for it. While, I have a different opinion in regards to their assessment, I was nevertheless pleased by the promptness by which HR communicated back quickly without wasting any ones time and effort further.


  4. Helpful (1)  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Avanade (London, England (UK)) in June 2019.

    Interview

    Best described as what interview process? Senior level hire I had to chase up my own application as it just sat with Avanade not even being processed. After finally getting through to someone they realised I should be interviewed so had a telephone interview and was told I was being put forward to the next stage again more radio silence. Decided at this point that this was a company I didn't want to work for. One of the worst candidate experiences I have ever encountered.

    Interview Questions

    • General telephone interview speaking about my background and experiences that I have managed and how they relate to the current issues Avanade are experiencing.   2 Answers

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