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Avanade Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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Pros
  • The company promotes work-life balance (in 46 reviews)

  • Great people on the planet to make things excellent inside clients (in 67 reviews)

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  1. "Not Ready for Change Management Professionals"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great technology available to employees
    - Focus on training is reinforced
    - Doesn't feel too big, particularly for a global company

    Cons

    - Isn't differentiated enough from Accenture
    - Change Management isn't a priority as a go-to-market solution to pair with technology implementations

    Advice to Management

    Grow the business capabilities as offerings to pair with the deep technical knowledge Avanade brings to the table. Find ways to differentiate from Accenture - it felt very much like the company was another arm of Accenture at times (particularly on large Diamond accounts).

    Avanade Response

    Jul 11, 2017 – President, North America

    Thank you for your feedback, we're looking forward to the addition of Change Enablement to our Advisory practice this year. We wish you luck wherever your career may lead.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A good company with serious caveat"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the smartest people that I have ever worked with, actually working with Avanade was amazing.

    Cons

    The Politics and projects that are run by Accenture can (not always) lead to a hellish lifestyle of working late hours for management (Accenture) taking credit and leaving you out to dry. The Microsoft part of the partnership is almost completely absent.

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to make Avanade Accenture, stop hiring their management into Avanade roles instead of promoting from within.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Travel
    - Great Compensations and benefits
    - Required training and Microsoft Certifications

    Cons

    - Travel. This is always a pro/con due to being away from home 80% of the time
    - Work/life balance will depend on the client you are working with

    Advice to Management

    Put more emphasis on the employees and the work-life balance.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Analyst Business Analysis"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid training
    MSDN subscription
    Great work environment

    Cons

    Salary is lower than industry standard
    Travel is being reduced (for those that want travel)


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Knowledge of their people is very good

    Cons

    Communication is not always accurate or timely from upper management

    Advice to Management

    Expectations and communications could be better


  6. Helpful (5)

    "A good place to work (with some challenges to overcome)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Lead in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Delivery Lead in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Avanade takes its commitment to its clients very seriously and provides its project teams the resources needed to do the work. It's refreshing to work again with people who are experts in their field, and Avanade promotes training to ensure people stay experts.

    In the Seattle region especially, Avanade is committed to developing the talent of junior employees and has created a strong community of people hired directly out of college. These employees have grown their careers and now mentor the next generation of employees.

    Avanade--at the global level--has committed to hiring more women and inspiring more women to go into STEM fields and careers.

    Depending on your talent community (department), you can have excellent networking opportunities with the region's leaders.

    Cons

    Depending on your assigned project, you may find your work too challenging or too boring. A lot of the projects are going in the direction of managed services, which is steady if sometimes very dull work (compared to implementing new technologies for your customer). Conversely, it can be difficult to manage work/life balance if you're traveling every week to a project site -- or if you have a significant number of offshore/after hours calls to run.

    If you're on a project outside the Redmond office, you may feel like you're stuck out on a raft in the ocean -- disconnected from the day-to-day activities of the majority of the Seattle region.

    Sometimes the regional leadership team projects an Old Boys Club ethos. This isn't to say there's sexism in leadership, but that who you know (and how frequently you interact with them) can often mean more during annual review time than what you've accomplished on your projects. It can feel much harder to break into the club if you're working on a project that doesn't put you in the aforementioned hub of activities.

    Career Advisers are often under-qualified to fulfill their roles as mentors/advisers to more junior employees and frequently do not meet with/ignore their responsibilities to their advisees.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more women into executive / C-level positions. One of the best ways to inspire women to go into STEM fields is to be a visible role model for what women can accomplish.

    Perform more screening before assigning someone as a career adviser. Commitment, training, and follow-up on that training is required to prepare people to be effective career advisers. Implement systems to get regular (not just end-of-year) feedback on how career advisers are doing and take action to correct advisers who are neglecting their responsibilities.

    Regional leaders should proactively reach out to employees who don't work regularly in the Redmond office.

    Implement some QA reviews/assessments on the health of projects' offshore calls. There are project leads who are very good at running projects with offshore teams and those people can help guide more junior/less experienced project/tech leads through the challenges, especially when ramping up new offshore teams. Making these calls run as efficiently as possible could do a lot to reduce the tension of work/life balance.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great processes and templates"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing opportunity. Good salary. Really smart employees who really helped out when needed. Great training. Newest technologies.

    Cons

    Low number of women (although great programs to change that). Long hours. Being laid off after working so hard.

    Advice to Management

    Change the review process and get rid of employee stacking.

  8. "Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opening and engaging atmosphere, and you get the sense they want employees to succeed.

    Cons

    As a consultant, you sometimes get stuck with a terrible client


  9. "Good environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Used updated technology, work with great colleagues

    Cons

    Salary is quite low compare to others companies in Seattle Area


  10. "A very good technology company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly skilled talent, Everyone knows everyone and it's easy work amongst when u know everyone. Good training provided and talent mentored.

    Cons

    Niche industry without Microsoft Ecosystem. Working indirect under its parent companies is good n bad. In some cases u compete with your parent. Gets call engineering by when u get into Senior roles

    Advice to Management

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