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Avanade Overview

Seattle, WA (US)
10000+ employees
2000
Company - Private
IT Services
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

Company Updates

  • In this episode of On the Move, Adam meets with Andy Sheats, Executive GM of Student Experience at Open Universities Australia. On the agenda? Three pieces of advice for your transformation journey; staying human in the digital world and autonomous cars. Watch the full episode: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQf7d

    On the Move with Adam Warby Season 3

    Set sail with Avanade CEO Adam Warby and special guests as they discuss marketplace trends, waves of change and Aussie slang in Sydney Harbor.

  • Avanade's new 61,000 square foot office space in Seattle will help teams collaborate better, offer clients more service and recruit new employees from around the world. See more about it here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQzQk

    Accenture and Avanade ink lease for big new downtown Seattle office space

    Seattle tech consulting firm Avanade and its parent company Accenture are getting new digs. The companies said Tuesday they will move to a three-story space at the Second & Seneca Building in downtown Seattle this fall. The space totals 61,000 square feet, not much more than Accenture and...

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Avanade – Why Work For Us?


Working for Avanade means gaining access to the latest Microsoft technology to generate results for our customers. We are a growing business and have wonderful opportunities all over the world to suit people who are technically smart, business focused and want to enjoy what they do. At Avanade we create change for a living. Go to http://www.avanade.com/careers to find out more

 

Don't just settle for a good job—demand a great career.

A job with Avanade offers you a unique opportunity to help our customers on leading-edge projects while growing your skills and progressing your career. Our consultants hold the highest concentration of elite certifications in the industry, and have access to new Microsoft technologies well before they're released to the public.

With our strong ties to Microsoft and Accenture, you'll get to experience the best each company has to offer. From strategic planning to seamless delivery, the partnership ensures end-to-end solutions with focus and dedication.

Consulting is prestigious, varied and challenging.

Not everyone gets to do it, and not everyone is right for it. But, serious work pays off in deep knowledge, profound business experience, and the fast track to a career that exceeds your expectations.

Careers at Avanade include:

  • Systems Engineers are Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers (MCSEs) who are infrastructure transformation experts equipped with the experience, tools and knowledge needed to help companies get more from the systems that run their business.
  • Solution Developers are Microsoft Certified Solution Developers (MCSDs) who have a strong command of the .NET solution lifecycle and the Windows architecture. They architect, develop and test mission-critical enterprise solutions.
  • Program Managers define and deliver project approaches, plans and methodologies.
  • Analysts collect and analyz e requirements and solve problems using information technology solutions.
  • Consultants build relationships with customers, based on understanding of their business, industry, strategies and challenges in order to develop long-term, sustainable solutions.

Why work at Avanade?

Working at Avanade offers you a chance to do what you love while collaborating with talented people on a mission to help our customers succeed.

Here are a couple of videos that speak to our commitment to diversity and inclusion, and how they integrate with everything we do (scroll below for more information, and please press the Pause button on any video in progress before playing additional videos):

 

 

"Companies need to have a diversity and inclusion strategy because it is the right thing to do. And personally I think that should be enough of a reason. But as a CEO, I also need to be conscious of the ROI of our strategic imperatives. And there is a strong business case for having a diversity and inclusion strategy that includes increasing our global competitive advantage, enhancing our engagements with customers and engaging our talent. I am committed to making this strategy a success and I am counting on each of our people to do likewise."  Adam Warby, CEO

Thinking globally, acting locally

To achieve Adam's aspiration we think globally and implement locally in the areas and regions we do business. We recognize the importance of having a global strategy that ties us all together across the fabric of Avanade; however, the importance of local context for driving diversity and inclusion strategies will ultimately create success.

Our strategic focus has been to create a strong, shared understanding of what diversity and inclusion mean at Avanade, ensuring ALL of our employees' diversity, talents and skills are leveraged to ensure competitive advantage for us in the marketplace. In the future, we will constantly challenge ourselves to implement diversity and inclusion tactics to attract, develop and keep a diverse employee workforce across the company.

Ongoing Programs

Avanade has a growing and significant list of diversity-related actions and activities:
* Our largest effort to date focused around International Women's Day (IWD). We hosted 29 regional round-table events in over 20 countries, where we challenged our employees to come up with 101 ideas on how better to attract, develop and retain women at Avanade.
* Instituted our Global Women's Planning and Steering Committee to bring together Avanade women to focus on global pipeline issues.
* Established our first Global Employee Resource Group, the LGBTQA employee resource group.
* Implemented a learning and development program to expose our senior leaders to a broad set of experiential educational opportunities.


See more videos like these at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoP-4KVd7rBzKgrqci6mM_S8NlLGtnu6C

Watch the videos about sample recent enterprise solutions by Avanade below.  The first is about our work for the Williams Martini Racing F1 Team (please press the Pause button on any video in progress before playing additional videos)...

And the video below highlights our mobile solution for airlines.  It's already in use by major carriers such as Delta Airlines (more details here and in the context of some other related solutions described on our blog):

The video below explores some ways that Avanade is integrating Microsoft Kinect technology into healthcare solutions:

These are just a few of many ways that Avanade generates measurable business results.  Learn more in the Avanade customer case study results section.

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Look at some of the recent research by Avanade and commentary from our subject matter experts on important business and IT industry issues:

To learn more, visit www.avanade.com

 

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    Pros

    I've been with Avanade for 3.5 years now and I absolutely love it! It has a great culture that empathises the importance of diversity and inclusion which was important to me when applying for a role here plus plenty of perks and bonuses throughout the year.

    Gender equality is taken very seriously has been advocated by the previous GM as well as everyone else who'd like to see a better future for their daughters.

    I love all the Avalife family events that they hold each month as it can be very hard to mix with different people as we're all on different client sites so it's a good way to connect in a fun environment outside of the office.

    I've been rewarded for my acheivements here and have been able to progress my career over the years with plans to keep on growing and moving up the ladder which is something I was lacking in previous roles.

    I love the fact that I can change clients if I get sick of a role as opposed to working for the same company in an in-house role which is what appealed to me the most about working in consulting.

    Cons

    Avanade has a work/life balance and flexible work arrangements however it isn't advocated with clients and should be included in the contracts. They need to try to bring their culture to those on client sites to ensure they don't miss out.

    Advice to Management

    Hope to see the push for diversity and inclusion as well as gender equality continue under the new leadership.

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Avanade Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Avanade (Sydney) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Approx 1.5 months, constantly keeping you in the loop. Very nice to speak to, give a good insight into what the job entails (not from a tech perspective though). You won't get to meet any employees, just interviewers whom are employees - and they are cool chilled out guys that'll answer your questions.

    Interview Questions

    • First round is impromptu phone interview - but relatively standard. Second was face-to-face - asked random tech questions which were beyond uni. They then asked a problem solving question - that's the key to the next round. Next round is talking about yourself, projects etc.   1 Answer
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Avanade Awards & Accolades

  • Top 125 Organizations, Training Magazine, 2014
  • Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT, ComputerWorld, 2014
  • Partner of the Year, Microsoft Partner Network, 2014
  • Best Places to Work in IT, ComputerWorld, 2015
  • Top 125 Training Organization, Training Magazine, 2015
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