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Updated August 16, 2018
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Pros
  • "Avanade supports work-life balance" (in 61 reviews)

  • "Great people on the planet to make things excellent inside clients" (in 74 reviews)

Cons
  • "Those given too little have the opportunity to maintain work-life balance while those given heavy workloads rarely have free time outside the weekends" (in 132 reviews)

  • "Excessive workload No work/life balance" (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Great company, almost completely true meritocracy"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Parker, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Parker, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Corporate community genuinely interested in your growth and development; multiple resources to help you in all aspects of your life; generous benefits across a range of services (healthcare, mobile phone, etc); corporate discounts at tons of vendors (cars, phones, gyms, etc).

    Cons

    Most positions require 50%+ of travel; for example, I fly 4 hours to the client site Sunday night or Monday morning, then return late Thursday.

    Avanade Response

    Feb 19, 2018 – COO North America

    Thanks for sharing your experience! It is great to hear you've been able to take advantage of our unique benefits. I realize the consultant lifestyle can be hectic at times and always welcome input... More


  2. "Great company"

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    • 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 Avanade full-time

    Pros

    Good work / life balance, strong investment in people, forward looking and innovative. Have great clients

    Cons

    The company and space are continuing to evolve - be ready to evolve with them

    Advice to Management

    Continue the hard push into Cloud and Digital

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not the Same but Still Good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avanade full-time

    Pros

    -Training opportunities
    -Top notch accommodations when traveling
    -Challenging clients
    -Most people are great to work with (smart, protective of their people, etc.)
    -Extended benefits ($2000 a year to spend on stuff for work/life balance items)

    Cons

    -Lost some of the culture that made it great. Has gone from a somewhat startup culture to more corporate
    -Recent acquisition has muddied the cultural waters. Many "new" people don't have the same work ethic/values
    -Beholden to Accenture many times
    -Try to be transparent about career path but realistically it can all be thrown in the trash for things you should be doing that aren't on paper (or told to you after it was too late)
    -Consultants are expected to try and staff themselves

    Advice to Management

    Bring focus back on the individual. Even though the company is much bigger if you place the focus on people, at the regional level, it will drive happier people and better delivery.
    Sales are not more important than people. Make sure projects are deliverable and clients expectations are realistic before delivery team even starts


  4. "Senior Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avanade full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and good salary

    Cons

    Terrible projects and leadership seems bad


  5. "Business Analyst Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avanade full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Innovative solutions, challenging projects/clients where you can apply technologies to solve business problems. Amazing health benefits when they lasted.

    Cons

    Lines of business that are dependent to Accenture initiatives causes feast or famine. Known many good people getting layoff when project starts get delayed.

    Advice to Management

    What do you want to be when you grow up? Not Accenture....


  6. "Group Manger"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Avanade full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong mirror between technology and consulting

    Cons

    Not good for product driven culture


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to start, but watch out!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Analyst in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Analyst in Redmond, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a great place to start if you are directly out of school. There is a formal training that takes about a month that is very hands on and involved. More relaxed than other companies.

    Cons

    You can easily get placed on project that you are unhappy with. As a developer, they had me use a no-code (advertised as a developer free) platform to create applications. I have brought up my discomfort, and my feeling of being underutilized. After 3 projects, each with a promise that it'll be my last time using that platform I decided to look elsewhere. Since there was no actual development going on, I had to brush up on my coding, developing, and engineering skills and go elsewhere. Got a nice pay bump in the process too.

    Advice to Management

    Don't keep underutilizing your subordinates. Help them reach their full potential, not give them false hopes.

  8. "Awesome company"

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

    I worked at Avanade full-time

    Pros

    Avanade is an awesome company to work for. Training opportunities are plenty and good overall compensation package.

    Cons

    some times finding the right roles in the right market could be challenging


  9. "Sr Consultant"

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

    I have been working at Avanade full-time

    Pros

    Good life balance and flexible work location. Good for people who have families.

    Cons

    Doesn't have good creative works


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Group Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Avanade full-time

    Pros

    Great Technical projects to work on
    Opportunities
    Clients

    Cons

    Low compensation package
    Low women representation in leadership roles


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