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Advent Software Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Terrific work life balance and culture (in 73 reviews)

  • Very relaxed work environment and good people (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Being acquired by SS&C has put more pressure on the company to grow quickly which is stretching teams thin (in 18 reviews)

  • Upper management specially technical management had no idea what they were doing (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture is awesome. Colleagues are great.

    Cons

    Compensation could be more competitive

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring young talent


  2. "Portfolio Data Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Dog friendly, internal movement on the team I was with. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Got bought out and thus tried to trim existing staff.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company Culture, Weak Compensation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advent Software full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Paid under market value for what I do.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees more.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Upper management was pretty crappy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in South San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable job, didn't have to do much to be employed (this should probably be in cons)

    Cons

    Upper management specially technical management had no idea what they were doing


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Advent Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Technology Leader, Leader in great place to work.

    Cons

    Not a single con to date.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Nice Coworkers and Supportive Working Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Advent Software full-time

    Pros

    In general, the people at Advent are nice and there is a sense of mutual respect

    Cons

    It remains to be seen whether Advent's positive company culture will remain post-acquisition


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Support Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advent Software full-time

    Pros

    Free soda and water, and a ping pong table.

    Cons

    None that stand out.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for long-term career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clien Support Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Clien Support Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advent Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have only worked here a few months but everyone seems to really like their job. If you want to move to another field in the company, your manager will help you to get there.

    Cons

    Apparently, Black Diamond's Client Advocate role pays better than Advent's Client Support. We are all in the same office though.
    Cheapest Health Insurance is about $400/month for employee+spouse which seems quite expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Offer cheaper health care plan.


  9. "It was fine."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No complaints. It was fine.

    Cons

    Prefer higher pay. Otherwise fine.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great so far"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advent Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, smart people, challenging environment and industry-leading products.

    Cons

    Learning curve is steep for new employees. Also, the culture has made it easy for dead weight employees to stick around.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the bad apples and hire more fresh college grads.


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