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  1. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Growth at the cost of quality

    Oct 20, 2021 - Engineering 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Appropriate salaries Well funded Well equipped offices

    Cons

    No cohesion between engineering teams - each group designs and builds their own unique ecosystem. Leadership have no insight or control over engineering - high level goals make their way down through hearsay and are interpreted by each team. Poor self awareness - Avalara benefited significantly from the pandemic and weren't embarrassed to brag about it in company comms/meetings. Despite securing nearly $1.5billion in investment during this time worker pay rises were skipped. Annually wastes money on elaborate and tone deaf company events - hosting a mock chat show with a fully functioning studio and C-list celebrities after withholding pay reviews was beyond belief. Company initiatives (employee resource groups, insurance etc) are designed to attract new employees but serve little if any purpose to active employees. Trying to participate or benefit from the various services the company claims to offer is difficult as nobody is aware of how those things are supposed to work. This may be easier if you're in the US. By and large employees are ignored, leaving lots of room for hidden workers doing very little. The layers of middle managers put in place to compensate aren't visible at all.

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

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