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Avanade Reviews

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

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

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  1. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avanade full-time

    Pros

    Great co workers on all projects i have been on

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Integration Architect"

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    Variety of projects, gives great opportunity to build skills and meet different people
    Big investment in training especially around Microsoft technologies
    Many perks (MSDN Subscription, Extended Benefits)

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is a struggle especially with travel demands.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great processes and templates"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  4. "Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  5. Helpful (10)

    "A crumbling firm"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training investments are strong, extended benefit remains unique in industry, VP+ roles have strong contingent compensation

    Cons

    Leadership is stale and needs refreshed, culture is crumbling, most recent employee survey was a vote of no confidence - including low feeling that action would be taken on survey results, surprising no one little has actually changed

    Advice to Management

    Its time for a new CEO, and for leadership to gut the escalate-and-blame culture and replace it with personal accountability at all levels


  6. "manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avanade full-time

    Pros

    They seem supportive at first.

    Cons

    They do not support you at your position


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Field perspective"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "UCCMS - Managed Services Group is Hostile Work Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Service Delivery Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - IT Service Delivery Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some really good people engineers and technical outside of management.

    Cons

    Management and leadership from the top down have created nothing short of a hostile work environment. This group has lost about 40% of it's business over the last 18 months and leadership is constantly on witch hunts to weed out really good people regardless of what you have done for them lately. They are extremely vengeful and dig up 'anything' to turn the team against each other. They cause divide in all elements of the organization and have a very short list of non-qualified persons they promote. Don't believe they have your best interest in mind because they don't. They also deceive oversell service offerings they can deliver on and they refuse to invest in any technology that will reduce burden on engineering, support and service delivery resources while expecting expected staff to take calls 24x7 for items that can wait until Monday (that only have urgency to them). They have a list of favorites and those they dislike and they aggressively and consistently go out of their way to 'talk down' accomplishments of those on their list that are doing great work but are personally disliked. I have NEVER seen such sadistically sick and void leadership within an mature IT organization. IF I were a business I would run far and fast and if I were looking for a job / career within the UCCMS organization of Avanade - I recommend running even faster because it is a JOKE of a Managed Services Organization!!! THE MOST UN-QUALIFIED LEADERS and immature tools I've ever seen in an IT organization.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and ship out current leadership from the top / down!


  9. Helpful (3)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Used to be better"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to the latest and greatest Microsoft tech. Great colleagues who are smart and always willing to assist.

    Cons

    Avanade has shifted to a regional model, where each region of the US / Globe is responsible for its own employees. While on paper this sounds good, it leads to inconsistent treatment of employees who do the same thing but live in different areas. If you're on a project out of your region, your leadership will often not notice nor care about your achievements. Also, time at level has become a new standard. Despite your performance, if you haven't been at your level for x number of years you wont be considered for promo.


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