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A great place to work
QA Test Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 30, 2018
Avanade was a great place to work and learn a lot in each project with different clients.
Typical day at work and nature of work completely depends on the client and Avanade does not have much of a role in controlling this.
When the employee is committed to a client, they need to focus on delivering high quality product to the client in order to keep up the reputation of the organization.

In Avanade, the higher management supports a lot in attending more trainings ,getting certifications and getting more exposure
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Great People
Payroll Manager (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAApril 30, 2018
The people at Avanade are great! Everyone works really hard. The company is going through a lot of changes which can make it difficult to feel successful.
Pros
Great people
Cons
A lot of changes
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Pretty much what you would expect
Infrastructure Services Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAApril 26, 2018
Avanade was a fast paced consulting environment with great work-life balance on paper, but poorly executed in real life. Ridiculous expectations and work hours, and a cutthroat culture of throwing people under the bus. Otherwise great place to learn the business and get into consulting.
Pros
Good opportunities to learn
Cons
Poor working culture
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fun place to work with great people
Regional Business Development Executive (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAApril 23, 2018
Avanade is subsidarary owned by Accenture and Microsoft. We focus exclusively on helping client build business value solutions on the Microsoft ecosystem. It can be a challenge as in many areas we work in Accenture-owned account. They workplace and culture is collaborative. I enjoy working with a lot of talented people in a highly matrixes environment.
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Not good environment
Principal Solution Developer- Consultant (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAMarch 24, 2018
Very bad. Travelling all the time. Poor Management. Switching from one thing to another in a very short time. Very difficult working environment. Do not recommend it to anybody.
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Productive and fun but can be stressfull
Service Delivery Manager (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAMarch 12, 2018
Over all a good company to work for. Company has gone through numerous changes but in a positive direction. One man challenge is the the lack of backup resources to lessen the work load at times which can lead to long days.
Pros
great corporate culture
Cons
to many mangers
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Productive and fun place to work
PSG Support Representative (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAMarch 2, 2018
The role entailed providing support for applications developed in-house. I learned a great deal about reading code and using application logs to troubleshoot issues.
Pros
Great community atmosphere
Cons
none
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Avanade treats content people like dirt
Communications specialist / copywriter (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAMarch 1, 2018
It's not what they do. So you'd figure it wouldn't be a core competency. But I was frequently referred to by managers as "Creative" (their slur for any non-exec, engineering, logistics, employee) instead of by name.
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Good company and good working conditions
Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXFebruary 8, 2018
Financially strong company with great parents in Accenture and Microsoft - not a strong sales culture but good client delivery. Great opportunities to learn the Microsoft offerings.
Pros
Strong Microsoft skills and ability to grow them
Cons
Fragmented growth strategy
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poor culture
Consultant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 20, 2018
Learning was the only good thing at Avanade. Lots of pressure on margins and chargeability. Work people hard and then throw them away. Lack of trust of senior leaders.
Pros
Learning
Cons
Culture
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Corporate Buyout Killed Startup Culture
Senior Analyst Client Ops level 2 (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAJanuary 6, 2018
My 4 years with Avanade came directly following the buyout of Seattle-based Azaleos by Avanade. Over the next four years, I witnessed a once vibrant, collaborative workplace environment erode with the pushing down of corporate policies, dress-codes (for an Ops ctr!), a more cut-throat approach, and ultimately off-shoring.
A number of us were sent to Manila to train the new Ops Ctr.
Seattle Ops ctr was subsequently closed, and many let go. I understand the Charlotte Ops Ctr is next to go aside from a handful to handle white-glove clients.
I am not a fan of Avanade's approach to doing business or treating people who made sacrifices so the company could grow.
Pros
Great coworkers, excellent benefits, advancement opportunities earl on.
Cons
Off-shoring, corporate policies, lack of loyalty to hard-working good folks.
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Good company with great benefits
Project Manager (Current Employee) –  RemoteDecember 20, 2017
Avanade is great in that it's an open environment with team mentality. They are open to all questions and provide training. Benefits are excellent and job stability is strong.
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Horrible Management
Client Executive (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CADecember 14, 2017
Southeast Accenture and Avanade leadership are a train wreck. Only someone desperate or young would put up with the unethical nonsense going on in this company. Its like a college campus version of Lord of the Flies. Run. There are better companies to work for and note that these people will hire anyone because they treat employees so badly that the organization is constantly turning over. They know you that once you figure them out you will leave anyway.
Pros
vacation
Cons
unethical poor management no leadership skills in site
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Pass on Avanade
Executive (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GADecember 14, 2017
Avanade could be a great company but they do not protect their people. Management engages in questionable business practices.
Accenture is allowed to mistreat and violate every HR policy imaginable under the guise that they are the parent. It is a poor environment to be a part of and there are better options for good talent. The Southeast region is probably the worse when it comes to a lack of values and unsavory business practices. This is especially true on the Accenture side. There are some very good people in both organizations but the culture being so toxic forces them out. Even clients dislike dealing with these organizations.
Pros
good pay
Cons
unethical
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Great place to work
Sr Consultant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 13, 2017
Avanade had great opportunities for advancement and training to empower yourself with many emerging IT related skillsets. Management will always support you if you want to make a lateral move or enhance your tech skills.
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Good for people that like Corporate consulting companies
Database Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXDecember 13, 2017
Great place to work while the projects kept coming in. Sometimes you would be assigned to a short-term project that did not align with your skill sets and it was a complete struggle. Other people got lucky with long term projects doing the same thing.
Pros
flexible time, nice holiday parties
Cons
no job security, especially toward the end of a project
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Lack of management support
Senior Project Analyst, Microsoft account (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WANovember 27, 2017
Constantly contracted to Accenture projects, who will treat you as 2nd class, ignore recognition, and place you in high risk low reward situations. Lack of support from career manager, all talk no action. Career manager constantly late to bi weekly check up meetings.
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Good environment as i work over their .
Net Developer (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXNovember 21, 2017
I feel good to work with them ,updated many skills with my project as well as my team members we have daily bases task to upgrade the developing overall i am satisfied with my last project.
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I enjoyed working here!
BUSINESS ANALYST (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 20, 2017
Avanade is great if youre a very technical person. There is definitely an opportunity for growth along with a great compensation package. You can grow your career here if you desire. Loved that the work environment was so diverse.
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You don't matter at Avanade
Manager (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WANovember 7, 2017
Avanade management cares very little about their employees, their career goals, work/life balance, or anything else about them. You work for Avanade, you are a resource. You aren't Joe Johnson, you are "Resource Id 16433"

Sales drives everything, and sales/management will do anything to get the sale. Ability to deliver is secondary for management. It is common to get handed a project that has little chance of success due to poor planning/design and a sales push to get the client to sign on the dotted line. The developers, analysts, and PMs are then the ones who get punished when the project doesn't go right. Either by working long hours, or poor performance reviews.

Luck is the main factor in career advancement at Avanade. You need to get lucky and get staffed on projects that will actually help you grow and advance your career. And you have very little choice in choosing a project. Be very careful in rejecting a proposed project for you - there will be ramifications.
For projects you basically get stuck with whatever sales team reserves you "first", even if there is a better role available for you (or even a more strategically important role for the company).
Pros
Benefits are pretty good, great training resources to help you train for your next job
Cons
Management doesn't care, and doesn't have a real strategy. It is difficult to advance.
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