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AvePoint Overview

Jersey City, NJ
1001 to 5000 employees
2001
Company - Private
Information Technology
Unknown / Non-Applicable
AvePoint is the Microsoft Cloud expert. Over 15,000 companies and 5 million cloud users trust AvePoint to accelerate the migration, management, and protection of their Office 365 and SharePoint data. AvePoint’s integrated cloud, hybrid, and on-premises software ... Read more

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    AvePoint's Culture

    AvePoint has over 1,500 employees spanning five continents, and when you work with us, you find yourself in the middle of a community. It takes individuals across many offices to accomplish goals and complete projects, and our network of people thrive on collaboration and a strong culture. What is company culture?

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AvePoint – Why Work For Us?


AvePoint is the Microsoft Cloud expert. Over 15,000 companies and 3 million cloud users worldwide rely on us to migrate, manage, and protect their Office 365 and SharePoint data. Our integrated cloud, hybrid, and on-premises software solutions help organizations across six continents and all industries to ease transition to the Microsoft Cloud, increase IT administrator productivity, and satisfy governance and compliance objectives.

To learn how we are helping organizations around the world make the most of the Microsoft Cloud, watch our latest video:

At AvePoint, we pride ourselves on constantly staying ahead of the curve. Because we find the best and brightest minds who share our core values – passion, drive for excellence, teamwork, innovation, industry leadership – we are one of the most nimble, creative software companies in the world. Being a part of the AvePoint team means you thrive on challenge, you love to innovate, and you want to work with the sharpest minds in the field. Want more information? Contact us at hr@avepoint.com.

Learn more about the most important asset of our company - our people! 

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With AvePoint Philanthropy, our mission is to impact humanity and drive change through technology, community, and education.

Visit our website, or email us to learn more about our initiatives. 

Technology: We’re committed to donating our software and services to causes and not-for-profit organizations to help them achieve their mission.


Community: As a global organization, we’re proud to support our local communities through employee volunteering, partnerships, and donations.


Education: We’re passionate about educating people around the world on the benefits of technology and the opportunities it offers to make a difference.


Each quarter, teams from AvePoint offices around the world participate in special volunteer initiatives. Our Global Outreach program allows employees to make a difference by giving back to their local communities, lending a hand to those in need, and supporting the causes that are near to their hearts. Check out some of our recent projects below!

Jersey City

The Jersey City office continues to support our local Salvation Army daycare and after-school programs. On September 14, eight folks volunteered their time at an offsite, and had a great time helping kids with homework, playing sports, arts and crafts, etc. The kids were a lot of fun and the staff was very appreciative to have some extra hands on board. 

 

Tokyo

Seven team members from our Tokyo office visited the welfare facility for the disabled at the Japan Red Cross Medical Center to interact with and assist individuals with physical and mental disabilities. They spent time with people playing games, having tea and chatting. Their visit was warmly welcomed and everyone enjoyed spending time together.



Sydney

The Sydney Team joined the fantastic team at Youth Off the Streets and assisted with the running of a sporting event at a local park. The team had kids of all ages from toddlers to teenagers go through a few rounds of cricket, rugby and football. And wow did the kids have energy!  The team spent time talking to the kids about their interests and background and helped cook the BBQ for dinner. These activities hosted by Youth of the Streets, are for some young people, the first contact they have with youth workers and can be the first step to accessing help. It was a really valuable experience for the team to participate in this activity and the team were thankful to be able to assist such a great cause.


Chicago

The Chicago office volunteered at Chicago Kidney Action Day. Employees helped raise awareness by getting individuals signed up for free kidney screenings, spreading the word on the event, and directing people to the right areas. It was a fun event to be involved with and everyone loved being in the community to help!


Melbourne

From the outset, the Whole-in-the-wall café at Westwood Place in Melbourne appears like any other Melbourne city coffee hot spot – buzzing, quirky and fast-paced. Customers place their orders, baristas dose fresh coffee grounds, steam the milk, and deliver hot take-away coffees.

Behind the brick wall, however, is the work of The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized social welfare service, devoted to enriching the lives of those suffering from social poverty.

The laneway that once housed homeless people and served food to the needy has turned into a vibrant café that is providing opportunities for all. The Hamadova Café offers a sit-down experience for anyone looking for a hot cup of coffee and meal.

In a move to encourage social equality, the café opens weekdays and invites customers from all walks of life to indulge in breakfast, morning tea and lunch menus – at no cost. For many, this is their only chance to be served in such an environment.

The Melbourne team volunteered their time at this facility as part of AvePoint’s Global Outreach Program.

Our eager volunteers carried out a variety of tasks including waiting at tables, serving coffee and tea, clearing tables, chatting to customers, as well as kitchen preparation and tidying up.


Paris

AvePoint France worked together to collect donations for The Food Bank of Paris. There was a wide variety of donations, ranging from canned goods to pasta, and all will be going to individuals in need. Thank you everyone for your contribution to this wonderful initiative! 


Toronto

The Toronto office visited Meals on Wheels for their Q2 global outreach initiative. Meals on Wheels helps those who are unable to shop for their own food or to cook maintain their independence at home by delivering nutritious, delicious, and affordable meals. Thank you to everyone who participated!  


 Richmond

AvePoint employees from the Richmond office ran in the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) 5k.

United for Organ Sharing 5K and Fun Run is a family friendly walk/run to honor organ donors, celebrate organ recipients and offer hope to those who continue to wait for a lifesaving organ transplant. Proceeds will support UNOS' lifesaving work, including organ matching and transplantation education programs.

 

 

Focused on Our Most Important Asset - Our People!

At AvePoint, we value our people and place a strong emphasis on work life balance. Check out the special perks and benefits we offer!


Global Perks and Benefits

Community Outreach/Volunteering: We encourage all employees to consider volunteering because it benefits the community, staff, and the organization. Employees can take up to four consecutive hours per quarter to participate in volunteer activities of their personal choice during working hours.


Birthday Day Off: Birthdays are special days, and we give our employees time off to celebrate! This means that employees get one day off for their birthday each year.


Yay Day!: Yay Days are an extra day off during the year to enjoy one of three life events - a day off to get married, family day to attend a child's event, or moving day.


Personal Development Reimbursement: Our employees have many interests outside of work, and we give them the opportunity to participate in a course that will help their personal development. This does not have to be work related, and could be anything from a course on scuba diving or sign language course to a yoga class membership. Reimbursements are given to employees as their tenure increases.


Dry Cleaning Reimbursement: We want our employees to look sharp when meeting clients or representing the business. Employees can expense up to a certain amount per calendar year for their dry cleaning bills.

 

In addition to our global perks that are available for all employees, we also have regional perks in place - including sick leave, maternity leave, paternity leave, floating holiday, tuition reimbursement, work from home, voting leave, and military leave.


Check out our Careers Blog to learn more about our culture, and job opportunities. You might be just the right fit to join the AvePoint fam!


AvePoint Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    I have been working at AvePoint full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Products: AvePoint's products destroy the competition in the space. Competitors are all small startups that come and go, AvePoint has been around 10+ years and their functionality far exceeds any other SharePoint solution out there.

    Comp plan: The comp plan favors top performers, if you consistently sell over your quota you will be highly rewarded. The comp plan combined with the industry leading products give you the opportunity to make a lot of money at a young age.

    Technical resources: The resources you work with on closing deals (Sales Engineers, Product Managers, Strategic Advisors, etc) are top notch and have deep technical knowledge on both SharePoint and AvePoint.

    Office culture: The Chicago office is generally laid back. Micromanagement doesn't exist and the office has a ping pong table and Xbox for taking breaks during the day. If you're looking for more daily structure and micro management this may not be for you.

    Work-life balance: You'll never be expected to work weekends and off hours most of the time. End of the quarter is a different story but that's the nature of a sales job.

    Performance standards: The standards you're held to are very easy to understand.

    Sales style: If you're performing, you are free to use whatever sales style you want. When you're new, you'll have the opportunity to learn what's worked for others and apply it to whatever sales background you have. Calls aren't scripted so you can get creative.

    Cons

    Constant change: Due to the nature of the business, AvePoint is constantly changing. Pricing and licensing change at the start of every year.

    Glassdoor reviews: Yes, there are some bad Glassdoor reviews out there. A lot of the bad reviews were written by former sales people that didn't make it. At the end of the day, you are expected to sell and hit your quota. AvePoint gives you all the tools to succeed and will train you on the products, sales process, how to close, etc. You'll get out exactly what you put in.

    Advice to Management

    Have more in person trainings in Chicago.

    Stick with the current performance standards and comp plan.

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AvePoint Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at AvePoint in December 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online and received an email the following day for a phone screen interview. They are looking for very motivated people. Very nice people on the phone and they make you feel at ease.

    Interview Questions

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AvePoint Awards & Accolades

  • Partner of the Year for Technology for Good Citizenship, Microsoft Partner Network, 2016
  • 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management, KMWorld Magazine, 2015
  • Partner of the Year for Collaboration and Content, Microsoft Partner Network, 2015
  • Disability-smart Award for Products and Services, B2B, Business Disability Forum, 2014
  • Technology Fast 500, Deloitte, 2014
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