Avanade - Good for your career in short-/medium-term, but may not be viable as long-term career. | Glassdoor
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"Good for your career in short-/medium-term, but may not be viable as long-term career."

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Current Employee - Manager
Current Employee - Manager
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Avanade full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

- Learning experience
- Travel (when you're younger, no family)
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Cons

- Travel (especially when you have family)
- Working hours, including travel
- Low recognition
- Career highly dependent on your Career Manager - if CM does not focus on your career, you're on your own.

Advice to Management

- Keep addressing the attrition issue. Although travel is a concern for employees with families, it is a still a benefit to employees without families.
- Recognize people who are on jobs other than highly visible projects.

Other Employee Reviews for Avanade

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Disappointing - potential to be much, much better"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avanade full-time

    Pros

    Some great minds and great people work here!
    Opportunity to find and meet (virtually) with Avanade employees from around the globe thanks to Avanade intranet and active Avanade communities.
    Good examples of global collaboration.
    Avanade's strength is definitely in its employees. Very hungry for technology and makes for a great environment if you are a fan of (Microsoft) technology.

    Cons

    Difficult to see the relationship with Microsoft other than Avanade is restricting itself to offering solutions based around Microsoft products.
    Avanade UK is far too bureaucratic for a company of its size (300 - 400 staff).
    Very much about the "bottom line" (influenced by numbers).
    Far too heavily influenced and linked in to Accenture - makes you wonder why they are separate companies.
    Very reliant on Accenture to bring work in.
    Not particularly competitive for the UK market.
    People not recognised for their skills > recognition based on politics and "ticking the right boxes".
    Consultants expected to work extra 20% extra to carry out expected activities and training in addition to project work.
    Severely slashed training budgets result in no opportunity for training with professional training organisations and providers.
    Little effort made to integrate consultants based outside of London.
    London office space not accommodating for consultants.
    Consultants often "body shopped" which results in them being on a project that does not match their skill set.

    Advice to Management

    We manifest typical symptoms of corporate organisations and a company that struggles to seek work without relying on its parent.
    Make Avanade unique. Make Avanade better than the competition.
    Break down some of the corporate "red tape".
    Make better use of resources by finding projects suitable for their skills.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Typical Consulting Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avanade full-time

    Pros

    This is a typical consulting company - generally there's lots of travel, good benefits, work can be good depending on what engagement you're staffed on.

    Cons

    If travel is not your thing it's definitely tough to work there.

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