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"Meritocracy" is just a word and doesn't apply to all departments
IT Operations Analyst (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAAugust 30, 2017
IT Operations or UCCMS is one of the dark "black sheep" corners of Avanade. Unlike the consulting side of Avanade where employees are much happier according to Indeed and Glassdoor, you're going to have a hard time getting your name out. If you wind up inside UCCMS., you are expendable and promotion is still all about who you rub shoulders with. Going beyond and above the call of duty means nothing to them. Fellow engineers may find your work useful but for the whole of company, it's in one ear and out the other 24/7 You only receive feedback when something goes wrong and if you work in Seattle, your job is to have every neglected and escalated incident by other operation centers dumped onto you and despite being the center which actually gets cases solved, you will remain just as expendable as when you first started. You are not treated as a real employee of Avanade, but in fact, a drone of Accenture. It's not to say you should avoid the whole of Avanade as again, I've heard the consulting part of the company is pretty good but please, please, please avoid the Unified Communications (UCCMS) or MSDC part of the company. For years and years from one episode of bad, and sometimes non-existent management to another, UCCMS has refused to get it's act straight on even the very basics and yet are still willing to sell your job out to the lowest bidder. Quality work means nothing to them in this dark corner of the company.
Pros
Heath, dental, vision, Pto
Cons
Substandard compensation, no recognition of merit, not treated as real employee
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Indiferente a las necesidades del trabajador.
Help Desk Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXAugust 24, 2017
Aquí eres una pieza de máquina desechable en cualquier momento. Nunca me dieron tiempo completo ni vacaciones por tres años, etc. Luego, simplemente me dijeron que ya se había terminado el contrato. Aunque supuestamente, era de cinco años.
Pros
Salario medio
Cons
No beneficios
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This is a road warrior job, 80% at least
Senior Consultant (Former Employee) –  road warriorAugust 4, 2017
Avanade is an IT project services firm. The best thing about the company is the quality of the people, which allows Avanade to tackle successfully a wide range of projects. You work with good people on hard projects. Only you do it on the road.
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Great place to work if you can travel
Human Resources Consultant, South Central Region (Current Employee) –  Irving, TXJuly 28, 2017
I truly have nothing too bad to say about Avanade, it is currently my place of employment and for that I am thankful. Go orange! Go orange! Go orange!
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n/a
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Competivie
Director, Global HR Operations (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAJune 7, 2017
Overall good company, management was a bit distant and overall strategy hard to discern. Good and Smart people focused on technology. It was a good experience!
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poor culture
Platform Software Developer (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAJune 4, 2017
Colleague have quite reserved communications between. The work place(technology side) in their office is not ideal. The do not really care much about their employee. Although they seems saying the company is employee oriented.
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Great place to work
Consultant (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAMay 23, 2017
It is a great place to work at with good work life balance and opportunities to advance in your career. The company has great set of values which it ensures all it's employees adhere to.
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Excellent Organization
Senior Business Development Executive (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAMay 2, 2017
Owned by Accenture and Microsoft. Great consulting organization with great delivery consultants. Great place to work and advance. Great training. Good name brand recognition in the Microsoft world.
Pros
Culture, Training, Benefits
Cons
Process
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Inspiring workplace and encouraging advancement opportunities
Systems Sr. Analyst (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 13, 2017
Avanade provided an inspiring company culture that trickled down from my managers to new hires. My coworkers and managers were flexible, productive, and their motivation and competency influenced me to strive to show the same quality in my work.
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Great Environment
Application Developer (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 13, 2017
work culture is great. great company. Learned a lot in my professional career. Treats employees with respect. sponsors local events, host family parties,
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Bold, Optimistic place to work
Internal Communications Analyst (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 11, 2017
Amazing work-life balance. Open communication between all levels within department. Everyone is helpful, supportive and respectful working with new and old employees/colleagues.
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Good people, bad management
Application Support Engineer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 8, 2017
There were plenty of different opportunities available however, the management skills were so poor that advancement is extremely difficult and it's easy to get dragged into a project you don't like due to the poor communication.
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Decent place to work
Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAMarch 21, 2017
-80% travel for consultants
-Good benefits
-Low job security
-Poor Management
-Poor team culture, can vary widely across teams
-Lack of transparency
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Avanade is a great launch pad for college grads
SENIOR CONSULTANT & SHIFT LEAD (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCMarch 20, 2017
Pay rate is lower than comparable companies by a sizeable margin. However, there are other benefits that in my opinion makes up for this. They have free breakfasts once a week and free drinks all the time, they have an extended benefits program that gives you an extra 2K to spend on approved items annually, medical benefits are better than Microsoft's and probably some of the best I have ever had, nice annual bonus program if you hit your companies numbers, and more.

The culture is good and the people I worked with were fun. Management has declined over the past 2 years to a point that I think they need to rethink the number of folks you would report to for each employee. Just too many managers in my opinion.

All in All, it is a great place to work!
Pros
Benefits and Culture
Cons
Recent Decline in Management
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Great on benefits / short on culture
Technology Innovation Advisor (Former Employee) –  Redmond, WAMarch 15, 2017
Overall an ok company to work for but lacking in any esprit de corps. You are definitely a cog in the machine here with expectation of filling biilable hours and not much more than that.
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Dynamic, fast-moving, high performance
Core Staff (Former Employee) –  RemoteMarch 6, 2017
The best part of Avanade is its people. It is a high performance culture so it is best to keep your skills (both hard and soft skills) up-to-date with the latest and refreshed.
Pros
People talent
Cons
Keep encouraging community connection.
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Cutting Edge company
Director, Delivery Lead for Cloud Services (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXMarch 2, 2017
Very talented people to work with. A lot of training available. Travel is about 80 to 90 percent of the time. Projects last between 3-9 months. A very diversified list of industries you will work in.
Pros
Great amount of training available for free.
Cons
Long hours and lots of process and procedures to follow. Mostly all travel.
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Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJanuary 26, 2017
I was contract for only 3 months off site. Management seemed nice and motivated about the work. Good learning experience. Can't speak for work/life balance.
Pros
Opportunity to learn
Cons
Worklife balance
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Good work experience, but has multiple downsides
Senior Consultant (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WADecember 21, 2016
Good overall work environment. Many technologies to learn if you are looking to build your experience. The people that work here are great and smart. Most management great too, but most limited by upper management on what they can accomplish. Turnover moderate, depending on how much employee is taken advantage of. Job duties often required outside of job description. Company sponsored training extremely hard to get, have to spend own time and resources. Can exceed career advancement plan with exceptional review and still not get compensated.
Pros
process oriented, variety of technologies, breakfast/lunch once a week, smart colleagues
Cons
unorganized leadership, lack of communication from management, work/life balance, career advancement
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Great place to work
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 28, 2016
Working with the brightest people in the industry.

Solving significant client problems with the latest technology.

A true team environment with everyone working to ensure desired outcomes.
Pros
Exposure to the latest technology, traveling to other parts of the nation/world.
Cons
Travel can be tough
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