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Updated March 10, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "What a mess"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at AVAD full-time

    Pros

    There is a decent base pay

    Cons

    The company has gone down hill.
    Morale is horrible.
    Commission has been cut
    No company culture.
    Poor communication


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Branch Manager"

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AVAD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great industry, interesting tech industry

    Cons

    Inconsistent leadership, doesn't follow own rules

    Advice to Management

    Leadership training from top down


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Cutting Edge"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AVAD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A distributor with a difference who has a the advantage of retaining a lot of in house expertise. The ability to work with experienced industry experts is a huge plus in advancing your knowledge of the market.

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities, market challenges in general.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Business development manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AVAD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    At the time there was quite a bit of freedom to do the job as you saw best

    Cons

    The new management had started to micro manage everything about the job

    Advice to Management

    Hire the right people then let them do the job. If you have the wrong person they will never get it right in the first place


  6. Helpful (1)

    "AVAD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at AVAD full-time

    Pros

    Comfortable environment to perform job duties.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is uncertain within our division.


  7. "sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AVAD full-time

    Pros

    good people on the branch level

    Cons

    Too much interference from corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your Branch employees. They still know your customers' needs better!


  8. "alot of change, some good, some not so good."

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    Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AVAD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    easy to change, quick to react to business and employee satisfaction. Competitive pay, high ethics value, seems to be the only one in the industry trying to do things above board.

    Cons

    Too big to be quick in the marketplace. overhead is high requiring inflated sales goals. operational tech is still behind the times.


  9. "Unprofessional and Dishonest"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AVAD full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Casual work environment. Compensation is market value.

    Cons

    Incredibly dishonest company. Management severely lacking in personal integrity. Many promises made during
    the hiring process that will not be kept once hired. The office has less than 20 people and has a high
    school clique dynamic. Vice President / General Manager Jim Annes, who runs AVAD, should be relieved of his duties along with his direct reports who have fostered a very hostile work environment.

    Management is very territorial and thin-skinned. Ongoing turf wars between departments make it nearly impossible
    to accomplish goals. Managers are more interested in asserting their authority than achieving results. Those who attempt to address the problems or provide solutions will be blackballed and punished.

    If you really need the money, accept the job, but have a six month exit strategy. This place will drain you mentally
    and spiritually. Money is only a temporary motivator. Eventually, you want to work where you are respected and in turn
    respect the people with whom you work. This is not that place.

    Advice to Management

    Pointless. They would not take it if offered.


  10. "Limited Potential and very frustrating to work there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AVAD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay with great benefits, good group of people for the most part, meaning well and trying hard but falling far short of their goals

    Cons

    Most frustrating Software system in the world that does not lend itself to the Point of Sale system that is their core business (making a customer wait for 1/2 hr for a $50 part is bad business! a daily occurrence!!!!) An ever changing sales strategy and a churning of employees second to none. could not recommend this Company


  11. "AVAD- yeah, that's all I've got."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AVAD full-time

    Pros

    Access to multiple technologies & talented people. They are a large company, so can provide for trainings, etc. to aid thier employees.

    Cons

    Dying market scrambling to find new products to push on overstressed dealers & thier clients. They are A pretty massive company that is owned by one of the largest companies in the world. At the end of the day, as an employee, you are just a number filling a chair

    Advice to Management

    Accept the limits of your market don't push dealers into markets/ technologies they can't propperly use-- you're only hurting your own customers.


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