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"Dedicated teams of solutions-focused professionals automating complex accounting processes for entire financial industry"

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Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in San Francisco, CA
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I worked at Advent Software full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

- You enjoy contributing ideas and following the through with the goal of improving on existing workflow systems
- You are a life-long learner who enjoys taking on new challenges, and collaborating with others who are smart, bright and focused
- You prefer an empowered workplace with work-life balance and a culture of self-reliance where young employees work hard and play hard, and older employees with families are respected

Cons

- In exchange for the stability of working at a software firm that has weathered two major economic cyclical downturns (Advent will turn 30 in 2013), you get the paradoxical duality at the core of its identity: conservative as software companies go, but also the most laid back financial services firm you'll ever work at.
- Salaries tend to be slightly less competitive; raises are awarded less frequently and must be both earned and negotiated; be prepared to show real offers from other companies at a higher pay rates for the desired position
- People tend to remain longer in their positions than is the case at most software companies, which translates as job security to some but stagnating to those who prefer greater mobility.
- Although Advent was started by a very successful female entrepreneur and women do fill many important positions, as of Q4 2012, the Executive Management Team is comprised only of men.

Advice to Management

Go out on a limb: take a few calculated risks in the name of growth, learn from your failures our loud, do a better job of sharing the wealth than your predecessors did, and hire more women to senior management positions. The company does not rest on your shoulders, but on your capacity to afford all employees as yet un-imagined opportunities for managed expansion. Empower your workforce not just to contribute all they've got, but actively build on their emerging leadership skills that you know will help shape the future vision and direction of the company. Transform Advent's culture of granting incentive-based rewards from its timeworn, conservatively restrained offerings governed by fear of lack to one based on informed generosity, belief in abundance and well-managed trust.

Other Employee Reviews for Advent Software

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    "Overall a good company to work for but if you seek career advancement hard to do within the company.”"

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, motivated employees, dog friendly office.

    Cons

    If you do not have a clear path for your career growth you can get pushed into a position/path you may not want to be in.


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    "Wonderful Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training programs, multicultural work environment, incentives and rewards for doing a good job

    Cons

    not that easy to move to different departments or move up in the company to get leadership positions

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