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Ascendant Technology Reviews

Updated December 2, 2016
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Chaotic environment, clueless management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Domain Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Domain Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    travel job, full per diem, IBM commerce & portal experts, talented & fun colleagues

    Cons

    poor communication by managers, no clue where the company is headed, changing from product experts to staff aug company, poor appraisal system, poor raises, management & HR don't keep their promises

    Advice to Management

    have a long term plan in place & be open with employees, shift focus back to being product/service experts & consultants rather than being a staff aug co


  2. "Sales Consultancy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Owner E N B Contractors/Project Manager|storm Restoration Cobsultant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Owner E N B Contractors/Project Manager|storm Restoration Cobsultant in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ascendant Technology (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A job starting off for young eager people

    Cons

    Walking around in locations without any identifying credentials

    Advice to Management

    Pay for the training process


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent client satisfaction - Ascendant, not so much"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Temporary Body Shop Employee, Though Hired As Permanent in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Temporary Body Shop Employee, Though Hired As Permanent in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ascendant Technology full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team.
    Excellent project.
    Plenty of H1-B employees.

    Cons

    Project was deliberately underbid by sales team.
    Fixed bid projects put the project at risk.
    Consultants are experts in retail commerce one day, and experts in healthcare the next day. Tip: Your clients DO notice. :)
    Body shop mentality.
    Very few female employees, though Ascendant doesn't concern themselves with diversity. Aside from hiring H1-B employees, of course!

    Advice to Management

    Hopeful that being acquired by Avnet will help.


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  5. "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Allowed employees to grow with the company.

    Cons

    It was acquired by Avnet and became a political quagmire.


  6. "Systems Architect"

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

    I worked at Ascendant Technology full-time

    Pros

    Best company to ever work for!! The owner and management fostered a team and employee family culture and rewarded/compensated high performers.

    Cons

    Company was sold to Avnet Systems end of 2012


  7. "Great Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ascendant Technology full-time

    Pros

    The best company I have ever worked!! Work hard , Play hard environment!!

    Cons

    Look beyond IBM projects too


  8. "great culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ascendant Technology full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work good work life balance good salary very family oriented entrepreneurship is encouraged made some great friends there

    Cons

    Sometimes had disputes over commissions and company Always won was a small company so processes were not always smooth but adequate


  9. "Formerly great consulting company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked at Ascendant for some time. I have a good relationship with many people including upper management. Consulting is a lifestyle decision. Many people want to be a consultant without having to travel which generally isn't possible unless the client is flexible. Sometimes I will be away from home for 3 weeks straight, sometimes I will be at home for 3 months straight. Sometimes I will be at a client for 3 days, sometimes I will be at a client for a year. It all varies as is the nature of consulting work. If you work hard, contribute, and help other consultants become better you will be recognized and rewarded.

    Cons

    Everything was mostly perfect until the Avnet acquisition. There is a lot more bureaucracy and annoying 'busy work' that you have to squeeze into your personal time. There have been a lot of organization changes and many great people have left.

    Advice to Management

    The communication and updates for the Avnet integration are not delivered very well and I am mostly clueless about what is going on.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Ascendant Technology is one of the best IBM consultancies in the world."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ascendant is one of the top three IBM consultancies in the world. It lives by the work hard, play hard motto and not only supports but encourages a good work/family balance.

    It also does a great job of bringing in extremely talented consultants and giving them the tools to succeed.

    It's hard to find a consultancy that places such a high regard for doing right by the customer.

    Cons

    The cons specific to Ascendant revolve around compensation and career path. The only other cons apply to all consultancies and that is the personal sacrifice and time away from home that consultants endure.


  11. "great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, management really cares about employees, back the talk with the walk

    Cons

    In the middle of acqusition integration creating some uncertainty


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