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Avalara Overview

Seattle, WA
501 to 1000 employees
2004
Company - Private
Information Technology
Unknown / Non-Applicable
We’re a team of developers and accountants and support specialists and marketers and salespeople and researchers and technologists who automate sales and excise tax, VAT and other transactional tax requirements for businesses of all kinds.

Avalara – Why Work For Us?


Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with sales and excise tax, VAT and other transactional tax requirements by delivering comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are fast, accurate and easy to use. Avalara’s end-to-end suite of solutions is designed to effectively manage complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by state, local and other taxing authorities in the United States and internationally.

We offer integrations with more financial, e-commerce, point-of-sales and mobile applications than any other transactional-tax solution on the market.

Today our tax decision engine processes more than 1.7 million tax calculations every day. We file more than 500,000 tax returns every year for more than 25,000 licensed users throughout the U.S., Canada and abroad. And with the stunning growth we’ve been experiencing, you can know that as sure as you're reading this, those numbers are already outdated.

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An idea so big, we make sales tax exciting.

We're the first to admit it - sales tax isn't sexy. But revolutionizing fundamental business processes -- that's big time. And that's what we're doing everyday, bringing technology to bear on the arcane process of sales tax calculation, reporting and remitting. When you think about it, that's a key step in every sales transaction, every day, everywhere. From development to finance, consulting to sales, marketing to customer service, we're working hard to shine the light on a better way.

From the beginning, we've said that "we make sales tax less taxing." And while there's definitely a start-up energy at Avalara, we have a lot of fun along the way. From summer barbecues to evening get-togethers in the Tiki Lounge, we take that whole "work hard, play hard" thing to heart.

If that sounds like an exciting challenge - and if you thrive in a hyper-growth environment- dig a little deeper to see if life as an Avalarian is for you. We've included some key information here on this page that will give you a feel for who we are and what we do. For more, check our resources page.

undefinedWe offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet our employee’s needs. We partner with a national healthcare provider to accommodate employees across the US, with a separate plan for our India office. All 30+ hour employees are eligible for benefits at the first of the month following the date of hire. Here are some highlights:

  • Medical/Dental/Life/Vision benefits
  • 401k Savings Plan & Investment advisor services
  • Short & Long term disability
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) policy
  • Stock option grants for all new hires
  • Employee referral bonus

Events that bring us together...

We like to get together to let off steam after a long day at work or just to get to know each other better. At any of our office locations, you will find fun company events like:

  • Summer Barbeques with employees and family
  • Holiday parties
  • Avalara anniversary recognition and celebrations
  • Annual company meeting (by location)
  • Quarterly company onboarding event for new employees
  • Onsite gym (treadmills, bikes) with showers and bike racks
  • Gourmet coffee/food truck
  • Breakfast with the CEO
  • Campus setting
  • Free parking
  • Spinning classes
  • Game room with foosball table, Wii, a massage chair
  • Bainbridge Island participating retailer discount program
  • Tiki Lounge
  • Orca passes for Seattle commuters

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Avalara Reviews

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    Pros

    - Challenging problems to solve
    - Nice co-workers
    - Great work life balance
    - decent pay

    Cons

    - Requirements change a lot
    - Poor management in some areas

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Avalara Photos

Avalara photo of: Working outside of our HQ on Bainbridge Island, WA
Avalara photo of: Avalara's Rory Rawlings shows his orange pride as he accepts GeekWire's Next Tech Titan award on Avalara's behalf
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Avalara Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Avalara (Durham, NC).

    Interview

    Each person that interviewed me was very sharp and personable. The in-person interview was way too long. I interviewed with 4 different people each for 45 minutes, back to back. It would've been much more efficient as a panel interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a work challenge and how you overcame it.   Answer Question
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Avalara Awards & Accolades

  • Next Tech Titan, Geekwire Awards, 2014
  • Hot 100 - Best Privately Held Software Companies for 2013, JMP Securities, 2013
  • Top 100 North America, Red Herring 100, 2013
  • Best Places to Work, Puget Sound Business Journal, 2012
  • INC 500 Fastest Growing Companies, Inc. 500, 2010
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