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Avanade Reviews

Updated September 9, 2017
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Pros
  • 2k, lower for lower positions) to be spent on tech gadgets or work-life balance (including vacations) (in 49 reviews)

  • Great people on the planet to make things excellent inside clients (in 68 reviews)

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  1. "Avanade"

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

    Pros

    Fun Projects and good benefits

    Cons

    Lots of travel for projects

    Advice to Management

    Pay more money


  2. "Great company with decent culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avanade full-time

    Pros

    Great company with decent culture

    Cons

    Pretty Aggressive project schedules

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on employee's personal preferences when it comes to projects

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Could be better in staffing"

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

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

    Pros

    Good training opportunities, extended benefits for up to 2.000$ to buy technology or use for wellness.

    Cons

    weak at winning good projects, fairly fast flattening of the knowledge curve and company culture of promoting based on perception and nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    More action, less talk. Too many unnecessary internal emails with campaigns/news that benefit close to no one.


  4. Helpful (10)

    "great place to visit but wouldn't want to live there"

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    Former Employee - Senior Talent Acquisition in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Talent Acquisition in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    smart and interesting people, good benefits, leading in technology

    Cons

    Avanade promotes work-life balance, however, your workload is so full it's difficult to get the job done in a 60 hour week! Base pay is 20% less tan market-Difficult to get promoted even with excellent reviews! Deep process to everything, lots of emails coming your way from multiple departments, above average meetings which can kill progress if you don't manage

    Advice to Management

    Impossible to get promoted from Manager to Group Manager in the 1st year even if you hit the ball out of the park, this is one of the top reasons people leave after 18 months. Should consider changing this to performance based promotions! If the job is getting done and reviews are great, promote! Also, annual raises are a joke, 0-5% with the average of 2%, what an insult to an over achiever- This is why I left-


  5. "Company needs change"

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

    I have been working at Avanade full-time

    Pros

    Great people, good health benefits

    Cons

    pay could be better, promotions are hard


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Field perspective"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Avanade full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Access to training and Microsoft technology is second to none. 80/year required training. I work with some incredibly smart and humble folks. Variety of projects to work on. - that you may or may not have chosen to be on.

    Cons

    Travel can be 100%. For me it's been 100% for the past year, travelling Sunday thru late Thursday because of client commitments. Then meetings on Friday, I might get 1 1/2 days or less to spend with my family before getting back on the road. Long days, minimal options to pick projects. Always worried about layoffs from company or if/when bench clock runs out.You find out layoffs are occurring when you hear about them from the folks getting laid off then a few days later when mgt has heard everyone complain - then they issue a message about it.

    Advice to Management

    I've been reading about and talking with other Ava folks. I would agree that there is a need for a culture change/review. I haven't seen the yearly survey results But I've heard it's bad.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company to work for especially if you are younger in your career"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Excellent Training oppurtunities
     - Get to work with newest Microsoft Technologies-
    - Good Benefits

    Cons

    - Lack of transparency
    - Niche service lines limit your career growth
    - Very top heavy

    Advice to Management

    When you are hiring people with experience treat them like people with experience. Be transparent, when major layoffs happen discuss them dont let people just speculate.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Global Brand Marketing"

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

    Pros

    Great brand and great offerings. Innovative with focus on leading edge technology. Surrounded by smart people eager to do amazing things

    Cons

    Senior management that isn't willing to listen to it's team members. High demands on employees resulting in very poor work-life balance. Many groups suffering from low moral.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the smart people that surrounding you with open minds. Recognize everyones hard work and effort.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "It ok"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a great support system to help you figure out how to be a consultant, and you get to work on a very large variety of projects. They pretty much throw you on wherever they need to and expect you to learn how to do it. They will also provide a huge amount of time for your own personal training, and will pay for you to attain certifications.

    Cons

    Almost all projects are far too easy for someone who went to school for computer science or some related major. I spend a third of my time coding at best, and some of that is during training. The other time has been spent doing various "business" activities or using tools to do IT sort of work. Almost always using five to ten year old tech and not practicing valuable skills

    Advice to Management

    The lower end of the managers are really great people, but the overarching company is five years behind on industry trends and doesn't seem to care.


  10. "Anonymous"

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

    I have been working at Avanade full-time

    Pros

    Good company Great people Good benefits

    Cons

    Excessive workload No work/life balance


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