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Updated 22 November 2017
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  • 2k, lower for lower positions) to be spent on tech gadgets or work-life balance (including vacations) (in 51 reviews)

  • Great people on the planet to make things excellent inside clients (in 69 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Wonderful working environment | Challenging assignments always"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Brisbane
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avanade full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Avanade offers one of the best working environments in the Industry worldwide. Employees are allowed to work from home or anywhere else to manage their working hours to suit their comfort (min 8 hours in a day).
    All projects are quite challenging and a new learning opportunity.
    Indefinite amount of resources to and connections with Accenture and Microsoft also within Avanade worldwide. Free to join any ongoing training from Microsoft or Avanade / Accenture
    Promotes latest technologies and focuses on upcoming trends, invests in research and POC's for new technologies.
    Practices SCRUM.

    Cons

    Employees are given tough goals to keep up-to date with the emerging new technologies and market trends. It often involves 3-4 certifications in an year.

    Advice to Management

    Open Discussions about new research areas and more innovation centres across locations.

    Avanade Response

    14 Jun 2017 – COO, Growth Markets

    We love that you've been able to take advantage of the learning opportunities we provide our consultants! Thanks for your feedback.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible Leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Pyrmont
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Pyrmont
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avanade full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great global company
    Good diversity

    Cons

    Regional (AUS) leadership isn't great - lots of changes in senior leadership.
    Culture isn't what is was and staff morale has deteriorated.

    Avanade Response

    6 Sep 2017 – COO, Growth Markets

    Change is constant Avanade, and with 30,000+ professionals, we work hard to maintain our company culture globally. I'm interested in learning more your feedback related to our culture; if you're... More


  3. "s"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Manager in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Avanade full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -Flexible working
    -Good training and 1 week personal leave

    Cons

    -No time in leave, expected to work weekend and long hours with no compensation
    -No good projects

    Avanade Response

    24 Aug 2017 – COO, Growth Markets

    This is Dion Walker. Work and life satisfaction are so important to us here at Avanade, and I’d like to hear more about your experience with us. If you’re open to it, please reach out at... More


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Digital Workplace Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Sydney
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avanade (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Variety of Clients to collaborate with and partner on and or even lead innovation.
    Access to Microsoft's leading technology and leverage of Accenture IP.
    Work anywhere.
    Flat structure.
    Highly skilled and intelligent people.

    Cons

    Decision to promote people is done in calibration which means hard to promote talent to next level once they make it to middle or senior rankings.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Club IBM"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Brisbane
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avanade full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to consulting with extremely large organisations
    Great stepping stone for graduates & those starting a consulting career
    Compensation for non-graduates is exceptional

    Cons

    Feels like an IBM club.
    Over the top social programs that focus almost entirely on Women in IT and limit resources for other social causes that employees are legitimately interested in.
    Accenture work ethic; grind you to the bone.
    Will abuse your expertise by forcing you to travel to execute the same projects year on year for different customers, pigeon holing your career growth
    Graduates are held back by unwritten rules for when they can be promoted etc which strains career mentoring processes. Graduates paid at bottom end of their "level"

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be like IBM. Diversity is NOT "Women in IT" by itself. Work life balance promises must be kept.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company, Good People, Good Projects."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Brisbane
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avanade full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Annual bonus, annual gadget allowance, skilled Employees, management, great training and opportunities. Opportunities to travel Internationally. Enterprise consultancy environment, no hassles, just deliver and enjoy what you do. Great people. Diversity and inclusion based company. Pro women as well as men. Equal pay for skills.

    Cons

    Hmmm....It's pretty Good. Me no complain.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the best managers around who care and work hard.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "I felt like I was Pinnochio turning into a donkey"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avanade full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gadget allowance. Veneer of doing good through numerous, almost compulsory, social welfare programs. Chance of a bonus. Microsoft owns a bit of the company, for what that's worth...

    Cons

    Hmmm. Majority owned by one of the worst companies on Earth. A company that had to change its name after being implicated in Enron. A company that hunted an employee that started a website called exposingevilempire.com check it out.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending that we are good. Accenture is the worst company, and we do everything they command. Avanade is a shiny orange sham - a bait and switch front organisation, as has been proven in the courts. Cut the ties or lose yourselves if you haven't already...


  9. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work.. globally

    Cons

    Consulting is a tough gig, be prepared to be challenged.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Overworked Employees"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Skills
    Awesome projects
    Bonus is good. Talent community is good pool of resources and skills set

    Cons

    Overworked Employees, TOIL not utilised you forfeit and they dont let you use it if you resign.
    Not able to WIN MSCRM Projects Talent Community Champion for MSCRM is very poor

    Advice to Management

    Look after your employees health


  11. "Good place to be"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Team, tech work vision and ops

    Cons

    Hours, misalignment across regions. Consistency

    Advice to Management

    Negotiate well on entry


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