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Adayana Reviews

Updated December 15, 2016
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  1. "Working for Adayana"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Adayana full-time

    Pros

    The organization always had very talented employees. The foundation is built on a solid business model. Everyone is striving to bring value to customers.

    Cons

    Shifts in the leadership team created difficulties in maintaining momentum in the market and creating alignment across all employees and working groups in the business.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to attract, develop and promote the very best talent. identify preferred market segments and focus on those where value can be created and captured.


  2. "Consultant"

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

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

    Pros

    Adayana had a good reputation with government agencies around training content, learning management systems administration and immersive learning environments.

    Cons

    The company was struggling and did not have enough business development personnel to be able to identify new opportunities. Too reliant on OPM.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more business development managers, partner with larger contractor firms where we can leverage our employee skills within larger programs.


  3. "Adayana Government Group"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Creative opportunities, independent actions, close to program managers and directors, flexible, working from home and on the road

    Cons

    Bought out by VC, prior to that a lack of integration between divisions, tunnel vision and hard silo structure, turn over

    Advice to Management

    Continue on the path the new CEO has them on, turned things around and changed vision, structure, and performance all for the better


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Got out just in time..."

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

    I worked at Adayana full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers. The clients were typically good to work with as well. I can't complain about the benefits or compensation - they were definitely on par with what you'd expect from the industry.

    Cons

    Like many other reviews have said, the management was simply awful. The company went from having a great year - recovering well from bankruptcy - to literally falling apart. Our manager was fired for no obvious reason other than that upper management wanted to bring back someone they thought was better. He ran our department - especially our morale - into the ground. The first year or so that I worked for Adayana was great, but the last nine months were terrifying. They did three "restructurings," which included large layoffs, over the course of less than a year. There was no sense of stability, and the only focus was on project margin. No one cared about putting out a quality product. No one cared about what they were doing to their employees. It was a mess. I left shortly before the company basically went under, letting 35 people go and selling off the small remainder to another company. Good riddance.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Corporate Trainwreck"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Adayana full-time

    Pros

    Some projects allow rock stars to work with other sharp people to innovate at high levels. Compensation was fair. Learned a lot while I was there.

    Cons

    Some projects are all about how cheap you can work.
    Advancement opportunities are slim.
    Management doesn't really understand their own production, nor can they sell their own product.

    Advice to Management

    Eat your own dog food guys. Management needs to stop being so "corporate", learn enough to really understand it's own production, and figure out how to generate revenue.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "manager"

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

    I worked at Adayana full-time

    Pros

    Nice team metes to work with on projects. Professional.

    Cons

    Leadership drilled company into the ground. Terrible management. Company is selling off pieces and parts. Not transparent or of reasonable integrity. Shameful how leadership knew they were laying off tons of staff with zero warning. Leadership not very good at running the business. Not so much a thank you for people who hung in there through all the terrible decisions and business failure.

    Advice to Management

    I have provided advice in the past. You guys are terrible.


  8. "Infrastructure Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Manager in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Manager in Carmel, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adayana full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team, offices, working environment

    Cons

    Viability of company was wobbly and finally resulted in dissolution.


  9. "Adayana"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some very bright people.

    Cons

    Senior management very secretive, creating a stilted, controlling culture
    All decisions in the hands of very few people who do not take time to seek real input
    Culture lacks trust and excitement
    Company has deep financial struggles and poor sales results
    Extremely high turnover rate (over 60% last year) -- why it occurs doesn't seem to matter


  10. "Entrepreneurial, Exciting, Engaging"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adayana (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's an honor to work with smart people who truly care about their team members, work quality, and the customer experience.

    Cons

    The dynamic environment and industry is not for the faint of heart.


  11. "Management Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very small company so you can really get noticed and get ahead.

    Cons

    Very small company. No clear vision and relies mostly on a handful of Midwest companies. Not a lot of new clients. They don't tell you this but you need to have some agricultural related background and be member of the FFA or something like that. Many of their customers don't like associates with "accents"

    Advice to Management

    Just be honest during the interviewing process and be very specific about what you are looking for.



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