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Updated Mar 22, 2020

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4.0
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56 Ratings
  1. "Interesting Work, Subpar Company"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Buenos Aires
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avature full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The work itself can be interesting! The clients are tough, but you meet wonderful people and can learn a lot in a short amount of time.

    Cons

    The company is growing rapidly, but still has the start-up mindset. They don't define jobs (they think of this as a positive thing) which leads to a lot of exploitation. It often feels that they care about filling seats, and it shows. The turnover rate for some of the key sectors are incredibly high. And other teams are either incompetent, or trying but struggling immensely as they aren't cut out for the job. There are a lot of backlogs and bottle necks which key teams (Consulting and AM) are forced to deal with. Timelines do not exist at Avature, and the only reason most projects are completed with happy clients is because of the Consultants who often have to fix the trouble made by a poor Sales team. Consulting is pushed to perform better than almost any other team, but they are paid terribly (in comparison to Sales). It's a company with poorly defined internal processes, and a management system based on familial relations and friendships. They hand out managerial and direct roles far too freely, with very few of these individuals actually taking responsibility for anything. They are exploitative. Hands down. Terrible hiring process (ironic as they preach best practice hiring methods), and terrible employee management.

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    Avature2020-03-22
  2. Helpful (1)

    "A Great place to work with a lot opportunities to learn cutting edge technologies"

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    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Buenos Aires
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avature full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    * Great work environment (like working in silicon valley) * Flexible hours and possibility to work from home or any place in the world. * Everybody is willing to help. * Clear Direction. * Great Technical Management team. * Room for trying new technologies. * Feeling that everybody is pushing forward for the same objective without politics or issues that can hold you back.

    Cons

    * It's a company with high expectations about quality and self improvement so sometimes it can be difficult to surf the wave.

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    Avature2020-02-03
  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Developer in Buenos Aires
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avature full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, great product & nice perks

    Cons

    A lot of in-house developed tools, the learning curve is really steep

    Avature2020-01-26
  4. "Technically great"

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

    I worked at Avature full-time

    Pros

    Great custom software stack in PHP

    Cons

    Culture drives you to overwork

    Avature2020-01-22
  5. "Best Work environment ever"

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    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant in Buenos Aires
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avature full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The work environment is really the best I've ever experienced. HR takes really seriously the culture and the employee well being. Policies that normally are only formalities in other companies, Avature really own and mastered them. Inclusion, flexibility, career development are more than simple titles. If you're looking for a company that truly cares, do not hesitate in applying.

    Cons

    Benefit package is not that attractive for senior talent, HR was working on it at the moment I left the company so I suppose by now it has improved seriously (as I mentioned on the Pros, HR takes their business really seriously at Avature)

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    Avature2020-01-21
  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avature full-time

    Pros

    Multicultural environment, great people that have great ideas, flexible working hours and possibility to work remotely.

    Cons

    The company´s growth is impressive and some internal processes need to be reviewed and adjusted.

    Avature2020-01-16
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Implementation Consultant in Madrid
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avature full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work life balance, objectives oriented, great colleagues

    Cons

    Not kept up to date on direction of the company Horizontal structure makes promotion difficult

    Avature2020-01-13
  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avature full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great working environment. Cooperative, not competitive - Interesting professional challenges. - The company is open to suggestions to improve. - Working from home at least once a week, 15 labour days as vacations, working from a house paid in the beach one week.

    Cons

    - Salaries keep track of inflation (or more) but you need to fight for keep it market competitive (this is for Argentina)

    Avature2019-12-30
  9. "Upper Management desperately needs work"

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    Former Employee - Implementation Associate in Buenos Aires
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avature full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent culture and environment. Decent benefits and perks and generally good relationships with middle management and teammates.

    Cons

    Pay is below average. Upper management is basically entirely absent, in my time at Avature I've barely noted their existence, as they haven't bothered to make themselves present. Negotiating a raise is extremely difficult, and only really considered once the threat of leaving the firm is present. Internal mobility is technically there, but is an overly lengthy process. Promotions often come way after you've already taken on the responsibilities associated with it, but not the pay raise, as was the case with myself and a few coworkers.

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    Avature2019-12-03
  10. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work but not for everyone"

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    Current Employee - Technical Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avature full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    * Competitive salaries (especially for lower positions) * Excellent work environment. Really fun, easy-going and helpful people in general. * Good career growth opportunities as the company is constantly expanding and there are always challenges to tackle and appreciation for looking at what needs to be done and doing it.

    Cons

    All of these have their caveats but they are ongoing issues. * Bad work-life balance. It's not encouraged nor asked for but most people are overworked and working longer shifts than what would ideal because of a very fast-paced rate of growth and teams being always short-handed. * Opaque HR policies. Specially considering mobility opportunities that appear out of the blue with no formal process that could open them up for lower profile or laid back employees. * Sometimes chaotic, the product is great but it has yet to mature in some aspects (agile development mixed with some technical debt) nut internal organization in the midst of such growth takes a back seat. All this is to be expected and challenging to fix but more efforts could be invested. Specially by increasing hiring to give room for some teams to improve their processes, reduce their technical debt and get to a better work life balance.

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    Avature2019-10-02
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