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Updated December 27, 2017
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  1. "Turned the corner and going strong!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AdvizeX full-time

    Pros

    Great industry. Smart/driven employees. Leadership is improving. This company has success potential!

    Cons

    Some legacy employees seem slow to adapt and/or change. Can't keep trying to do all things for all clients. Need more professional development/training, including managers.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with what you do well, and expand gradually and profitably.


  2. "New Management Getting It Done"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    New management with a progressive outlook. Really stepping things. A very exciting time to be at Advizex

    Cons

    With all change comes work and discomfort. It's a little crazy turning the ship, but exciting too. Just be ready to put in the work. If you're looking for a coaster job...look elsewhere

    Advice to Management

    Like the new direction and move away from a traditional VAR toward strategic solutions partner. Don't let any short-term pain points derail us...stay on target!

  3. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility, great pay, progressive and open to ideas...you have to make your case. Access to top clients in the Enterprise space

    Cons

    Can be very chaotic and difficult navigate without help upper management. On-boarding needs improved.

    Advice to Management

    The transition from a VAR to a Strategic Solutions provider is hard, you're getting there, stay focus on the future and don't let growing pains slow you down.


  4. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Company cares about it's employees. Good leadership team. Good team work within the organization. Good communication

    Cons

    Mid sized company so don't have tools I had when working with fortune 100 companies

    Advice to Management

    They have a lot of great initiatives but don't always do a good job communicating them out to the field


  5. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AdvizeX full-time

    Pros

    AdvizeX is family oriented, cares about their employees and has a relaxed and friendly enviroment. This is a great company to work for. They have your career goals in mind and help put you on a path to achieve those goals.

    Cons

    I have no cons for this company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "AdvizEX-Employee"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to get into consulting. Some talented consultants and managers. Compensation is pretty good if you can get the incentive bonus. Flexibility to work from home and set own schedule.

    Cons

    Statements of Work are often priced to sell and implementation team is often tasked with achieving the impossible. Accountability is preached from the top but employees often cover up shortcomings by blaming those who are no longer with the company or on the customer. The PMO is a trainwreck too. Very little resource planning among the different departments. Merit increases are mostly nil. Most of the talent that made AdvizeX great has since left to work for other companies that pay better and treat their employees better.

    Advice to Management

    Promote and award employees based on performance just as much as you do on sales. Incorporate employee performance reviews and career planning if you want to keep the talent that you have left.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Pre-Sales Engineer Review"

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    Former Employee - Pre-Sales Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Pre-Sales Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The ability to network with vendors to find a better job.

    Cons

    Advizex was once a great company with a lot of hope for the future. Unfortunately they just started to spiral down and continue to do so. The Boston office has lost almost 20 people in the last year. The salary is very low compared to the industry average. They try to sell you on the bonus but no one can ever make the bonus. You are expected to work long hours at the drop of a hat. The workspace is extremely toxic and you can feel the complete despair of the other employees when you are there. You look at them at think will they last the year, another six months or even a week? If you're considering Advizex for your pre sales career think again. I would expect the Boston office to close by year end.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting your top talent to continue to leave the company, stop changing our bonus plans and paying us the lowest in the industry.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Ship Already Sank"

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

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

    Pros

    There's really nothing good to say about this place. I wouldn't recommend them to any client or someone that needed a job.

    Cons

    I can't really bring myself to write an extensive review on everything that has gone wrong here. The company used to be great and now it's just a shell of its former self. The management is milking the last little bit of money out of it and the parent company is failing. This all trickles down to poor treatment of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Resign and let reasonable people try to save what you have destroyed.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "A Good Place to Find a Better Place to Work Elsewhere"

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

    I worked at AdvizeX full-time

    Pros

    AdvizeX Core Values
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    * Pay for Performance
    True. All roles, except administration roles, are commission based. The better the company does, the better the employee does. The pay philosophy is to pay base below average and on target earnings above average for the reseller market.
    * Clear Accountability
    Personal responsibility is crucial to any high performing organization and the most effective employees take full responsibility for customer satisfaction.
    * Employee Involvement
    The annual Technology Planning Process is a bottoms-up approach to enabling those closest to customers come together and make recommendations to management as to where to invest for the coming year.
    * Respect for Individuals
    Probably the one reason I worked at AdvizeX for as long as I did. Great leaders who cared for people, their careers, and their families first.

    Cons

    AdvizeX Core Values
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    * Pay for Performance
    Company revenue goals grow 20% each year, so unless more headcount is added, reaching your on target earnings is more difficult each year. Also, the company has stopped growing revenues 20% per year and dropped in revenue almost 30% in the last year. For technical commission plans tied to a region, on target earnings will not be met. For individual sales commission plans, on target earnings are possible if you can staff your projects from a technical base that is being reduced or that is leaving voluntarily for more stable companies with better cultures. Also, on target earnings are not higher than competitors. I have seen comp plans inside and outside of AdvizeX.
    * Clear Accountability
    After a recent significant reduction in workforce, both voluntary and involuntary, the remaining people are still accountable, but find it harder to meet customer deadlines due to overwork. It can take 2 weeks to respond to a customer with a quote or a SOW.
    * Employee Involvement
    There are still areas where more employee involvement would help with culture and morale. Recently, the outsourced benefits company was changed without any field input. This left come individuals without coverage or with much more expensive coverage.
    * Respect for Individuals
    Unfortunately, the great leaders that created and spread the great example of respect for individuals have been forced out or have left voluntarily. Most of the executive management now is only focused on profit and the possible sale of the company. VPs who have bullied people for years have been retained and promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Relevance and culture are extremely important in the solution integrator space today. Sell to a much larger SI that is rated as "a great place to work". The great people in the field at AdvizeX deserve a great place to work.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Senior Architect"

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

    I worked at AdvizeX full-time

    Pros

    -Flexible work hours
    -Used to be a great culture
    -Reasonable pay

    Cons

    -Management has stripped costs and inadvertently culture
    -Horrible morale due to continued massive cuts
    -Management is seemingly oblivious of workers who go above-and-beyond
    -No upward mobility beyond 5-10 year career matrix (for <15K... wow)
    -Feels like trying harder and harder to bail water out of a sinking ship that management is steering towards icebergs

    Advice to Management

    -Get some new managerial blood with morale and culture as priorities.
    -Stop hiring incompetent sales people for their "rolo-decks" that never pan out.
    -Treat your high-achieving individuals accordingly.


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