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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to develop career.

    Cons

    Fun culture but a place where favorites are played.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Overall impression"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avascent full-time

    Pros

    Senior management exhibits a constant drive to improve the both the work environment and advancement opportunities for their employees.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be tricky to maintain; working late seems to be a regular occurrence for employees from mid level management on down, across the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to junior staff about growing pains, and thank you!

  3. "Great Company - Dedicated Leadership, Intelligent Colleagues, and Strong Development Opportunities for Recent Grads"

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

    Pros

    As a recent college graduate, Avascent provides the perfect combination of a highly structured environment, with extensive guidance on career trajectory and mentorship, paired with wide-open development opportunities to take on significant responsibility related to both project work and company-wide initiatives. Avascent's President and leadership deeply care about making Avascent a great place to work, and they are highly responsive to adapting to both frustrations and ideas from employees.

    Beyond the office, Avascent has a strong culture of community service / civic engagement, as well as a range of special events and social outings. All of these non-work activities contribute to the fabric of what makes Avascent unique from the typical consulting firm. For people looking to build a strong foundation of analytical / research skills in business strategy, Avascent is a great place to be for 2-3 years after college.

    Cons

    The culture can feel rather clique-y, and it sometimes feels that there are biases with staffing and promotions. Additionally, it's very focused on aerospace and defense, which is just something for applicants to be well aware of.


  4. "Collaborative, responsive organization where job is intellectually rigorous but sometimes repetitive"

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

    Pros

    Great people, fun atmosphere, great pay and benefits, often very interesting, engaging work

    Cons

    Long, sometimes unpredictable work hours (as others have said, this is typical of this sort of professional services firm)


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Solid first job for curious, motivated people"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great corporate culture, strong opportunities for upward mobility in consulting without an MBA, and a focus on objectively interesting markets (for example: satellites, space launches, big data analytics, cyber security)

    Cons

    Culture can be political because it's a small company (I.e., your annual review isn't necessarily objective or performance-based), HR and organizational processes in general aren't always streamlined and have suffered from growing pains, and work/life balance can be a struggle, especially if you're good at what you do

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to time management and organization; make sure to take the time to coach analysts and capitalize on their talent whenever possible


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Avascent is full of people who care about your professional development and show appreciation for strong work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong feedback culture; ability to take responsibility beyond years of experience; quick career acceleration for high performers; frequent company events; generally flat structure with very accessible and helpful partners and other senior management

    Cons

    Hours fluctuate and can be long; personal achievement sometimes merits receiving more work, which can sometimes be to a fault; limited opportunity to travel for more junior employees


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