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Updated February 23, 2017
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  • At times Work/Life Balance could be better (in 106 reviews)

  • No work life balance, pay below market, management sees you as number and not as a person (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avanade full-time

    Pros

    At family, the employees look after you

    Cons

    At family, the employers don't pay much attention


  2. "Great Company, Slightly Limited with Projects"

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    • 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

    Great training resources, career advisor, company culture. Competitive pay for its size, good benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes don't have that much say in the project you go on to (at least early in career)


  3. "Flexible and challenging"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, great people, strong vision, challenging work

    Cons

    Pay increases aren't great, heavy at the group manager level and many people stay there (seems difficult to get to the next level)

    Advice to Management

    recognize your best people and find a way to promote then, regardless of how long they've been there are internal politics


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  5. "Good Company, Good Pay & Benefits, Driven to Get Results"

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

    I worked at Avanade full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good employees: lots of smart hardworking people
    Management overall does a good job: tries to treat everyone with dignity and respect
    Good pay and benefits: felt I was fairly compensated and benefits were better than most other companies I had worked for
    Good vacation policy

    Cons

    Culture declined from when the company started, moved from a regional model to a service line model and the sense of community and family suffered.
    Management is always pressing to get most out of employees, can make for long work days, stressful environment at times (similar to most companies).

    Advice to Management

    Look for ways to improve your community culture and employee's sense of well-being.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Need to Value Analysts/Sr Analysts"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Avanade is definitely a very collaborative environment with a great office culture (in Chicago at least) if you choose to get involved (would highly recommend). They also offer a lot of great resources in terms of developing new skills.

    Cons

    If you're coming in as an analyst, your experience with Avanade can depend heavily on your first couple of projects (assuming that you have the opportunity to get on more than one). If you're on a project that you're not thrilled to be on, then you'll find yourself in a tricky situation where if you speak up about it, it might negatively affect your performance reviews, but if you don't speak up, then you might find yourself going down a path that you don't want to be on. This also heavily depends on your relationship with your career adviser and whether or not you feel the freedom to speak up about these issues.

    Advice to Management

    Just because someone is performing well and meets or exceeds expectations, it doesn't mean that they are actually enjoying their project. Sometimes people do a great job because it's just their job. Take the time to check in on your analysts/sr analysts to see if they're doing what they want to be doing and allow them the space to speak up without having them feel like it could negatively impact their career path at Avanade. Don't let it get to the point where the only way an analyst/sr analyst can get off a project is if they threaten to leave the company.


  7. "Sr. Business Development Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Development Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Everyone is top notch and have some of the best resources in the industry. Knowledge of Microsoft space is second to none.

    Cons

    Internal process can be a bit burdening.


  8. "Marketing manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Growing marketing organization; digital marketing focused. Work with Fortune 1000 customers. Good collaboration across teams and continents.

    Cons

    Competitive marketplace for technology services; Avanade has complex solution offerings - not "easy" to market. Need some brainpower.


  9. "Avanade"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    collaborative culture
    mobile work environment
    community events/internal team building a priority

    Cons

    too much movement in leadership org
    limited access to promotions

    Advice to Management

    Growth is catching up to you. Slow down, refocus.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great for early career stage"

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

    I have been working at Avanade full-time

    Pros

    Best Microsoft consulting experience, variety of projects, early career advancement at Analyst and Consultant level

    Cons

    Unethical management, politics, North America is struggling to shift focus, lack objective performance reviews

    Advice to Management

    Go back to your roots - clients, technology, meritocracy


  11. "Group manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avanade full-time

    Pros

    Collaborative culture, customer-centric, smart "good people"

    Cons

    Could use more internal career growth paths

    Advice to Management

    recognize contributions of value to business by core services team members



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