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  1. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Not for everyone

    Jan 9, 2015 -  
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    A handful of awesome, hardworking people that make the craziness bearable. The product, truly one of the best products on the market currently. The clients, who are an interesting and diverse group of people.

    Cons

    Working at Avalara is like being in an abusive relationship. Some departments are better than others depending on who is managing and some people handle the stress better than others, but overall, a challenging place to work. Nepotism runs rampant, and is fine if the employees are hard workers and pull their weight, but too often others have to pick up the slack and correct repeated and frustrating errors (seriously a few people are moved from area to area because they have failed spectacularly but because they have some sort of pull with a VP, they are never fired, nor can you criticize them). Overt sexism. Working here is not for the faint of heart. High employee churn occurs because management considered workers to be disposable and condones toxic management styles. Online reviews are followed closely and employees (especially new ones) are "encouraged" to cover bad reviews by posting lots of "good" reviews.

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    21 people found this review helpful
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great company to work for!

    Sep 13, 2022 - Sales Development Representative (SDR) 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Inclusive, Kind, Involved, Expanding, Growth

    Cons

    -There aren't many cons, you make it what it is!

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    Sr. Manager, Community Strategy

    Thank you for sharing your perspective on AvaCulture!

  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Don't work for the 'Corporate Experience' Team

    Jul 24, 2022 - Program Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Company is high growth so its always evolving, positions getting added all the time. GREAT people, I met the best people on other teams from my own networking. Decent pay, good/average daily culture depending on your team.

    Cons

    The CE team have the most toxic mangers I've ever experienced. Felt like I was back in the sorority in college. They DO NOT care about you. Both are fake, spread rumors about you and will throw you under the bus in a moments notice. They ONLY want 'yes' people, so your actual opinion better match theirs. Don't have a personal life during the week, as it will intrude in the unnecessary last minute requests that come to you. It takes weeks and months to get basic things done, as the Director doesn't respond to email unless it's important to her. They will take the credit of your work when done well, or talk down to you and belittle you if not done perfectly. I was honestly told "we do not have room for mistakes on this team" when I asked about authenticity and psychological safety during meetings... They like to give out tasks one at a time, so a 'project management' background is an absolute joke. Hierarchy is very important to them, they MUST feel bigger, better and smarter than you. Be very careful in considering a role on this team!!

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    6 people found this review helpful

    Avalara Response

    Sr. Manager, Community Strategy

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and bring it to our attention. Avalara is committed to having people managers who support, engage, and develop the Avalarians on their teams, so your feedback is concerning. We’d like to learn more about what you’ve observed so that we can continue to improve, please contact avalisten@avalara.com to follow up.

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