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  1. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Lost Its Way

    Feb 9, 2018 -  in Seattle, WA
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    Pros

    Free beer, nice offices, a few really great people. The best "pro" is that I no longer work there. I am actually grateful that things were so deeply dysfunctional and intolerable because it ultimately motivated me to find a new job with higher compensation in a company that offers better working conditions, potential for growth and superior benefits. I bless every day since I have left, and grateful that I had the sense to leave before hopelessness and malaise overwhelmed me.

    Cons

    Too many to name. Management clearly views employees as disposable commodities, despite the measurable and significant contributions made by numerous talented employees. Most of the highly skilled, committed and mission-focused employees have left. I have personally witnessed dedicated employees treated with indifference, disrespect or disdain simply dependent upon the changing whims of newly hired upper management. Management is exclusively focused on self preservation and the potential realization of personal financial or professional gain. One might surmise that inauthentic or manufactured reviews are posted in order to bolster the ratings and artificially offset what is clearly a downward trend. There are certain VPs/SVPs who are nothing short of mean spirted, malicious, egotistical, grasping and avaricious. Just look for the departments with the revolving door of employees who have taken their expertise elsewhere and left a gaping hole. The company has lost its way and the culture has devolved dramatically. It's rather sad, especially if you had witnessed the company at its peak, when there was a sense of shared mission and delight in the boldness of this new venture. We were almost giddy with the possibilities before us, and eager to tackle every challenge. That feeling is entirely gone.

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Oct 3, 2022 - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
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    Pros

    Interesting problems Good management support

    Cons

    Lots of iteration to get products built and deployed

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great company with a great service

    Oct 3, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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    Pros

    Management is good. Good culture Offices are nice and fun events

    Cons

    Growing company comes with basic sales pain. Changing rules or pay (often for the better I must say). But not good for someone who can't adjust quickly.

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    Sr. Manager, Community Strategy

    Thank you for sharing about your experience working at Avalara. We appreciate your feedback.

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