Avanade Reviews

Updated 11 Aug 2020

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Avanade CEO Pamela Maynard
Pamela Maynard
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "very good company to work with"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avanade full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    very good company to work with

    Cons

    there is nothing that I can complaint about

  2. "Awesome place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avanade full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Had a great culture and great benefits, thoroughly enjoyed my time there

    Cons

    I worked across a few different regions, some had better culture than others

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  3. "Great Parental leaves for mum and dad"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Melbourne

    I have been working at Avanade full-time

    Pros

    14 weeks paid leave which is excellent to parents.

    Cons

    I don't see any down side of it

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Review"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avanade full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Freedom, loose, some good people

    Cons

    Poor leadership, distant management, poor people development/training, siloed, in fighting, lacking cohesive culture & direction

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    Avanade Response

    April 14, 2020North America Chief Operating Officer

    I know being part of a global company does come with some challenges, and feeling disconnected from colleagues can be one of them despite our best efforts to bring people together. Our leadership team frequently discusses how we can better connect with our team members and are constantly creating new and different ways to engage. Nothing is more valuable than our ability to work together as a team, and if you have specific recommendations for how we can do better, I welcome your feedback at amy.wright@avanade.com.

  5. "Full Time for 2 years"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Community Development Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avanade full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Work-Life balance Interesting projects Good Career progression Competitive Pay

    Cons

    High fluctuation also in Management Unclear strategy

  6. Helpful (3)

    "The acquisition that killed a brand"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Delivery Lead in Melbourne
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avanade full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Avanade and their employees were well-meaning, and good at their core competency of selling and delivering large-scale Microsoft solutions. There was a clear and structured hierarchy. There was also a good sense of Avanade as a global business. Bonuses and discretionary payments were generous.

    Cons

    A highly risk-averse and process-heavy approach meant that pre-acquisition momentum was all but killed off after about 6-9 months. There was too much emphasis on mapping pre-acquisition roles and processes to the Avanade ways, which resulted in a high degree of friction, and overall employee disatisfaction. A bit like pouring cold water on a hot engine, many cracks appeared, and a large number of people were either made redundant or left, creating a negative culture and poor workplace experience,

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company but just a little brother to Accenture"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Manager, Analytics in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avanade full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are great within Avanade community

    Cons

    Just a little brother to Accenture's demands

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  8. Helpful (6)

    "Get back in your pigeonhole!"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Group Manager in Adelaide
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avanade full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great perks including health insurance, gadget allowance and 5 days personal leave Access to latest tech (inhouse)

    Cons

    “The only choice you have is whether you choose to work in exchange for a salary.” – Avanade HR, 2019 Chargeability comes above all else; employees are just a number and their individual career aspirations ultimately don’t matter. Negative feedback toward project experiences is a recurring theme in employee engagement feedback. Consultants have almost no say in where they are assigned. They can be thrown into any role regardless of whether they are skilled, interested, or looking to grow/gain new skills. Non-technical people writing PowerShell scripts and data scientists pigeonholed in their previous roles. Me, well I explicitly asked not to do a specific type of role, so guess what I did back-to-back? You can’t be naïve thinking you can just roll off when you get bored. In one project, I worked with the same screens for years and I had to beg for mercy to escape. It’s not uncommon to find Avanade consultants who have remained in the same client for 3 years, 5 years or even more. IT projects can be ground-breaking and innovative. They can have a genuine social impact. This just wasn’t my experience across projects. It’s near impossible to get promoted nowadays and the bar is being raised higher each year. Being exceptional in your day job isn’t enough; it’s ultra-competitive and only those who take on significant extracurricular activities have any chance to succeed. I write from personal experience: I was one of the successful ones.

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    Avanade Response

    October 15, 2019Managing Director

    I'm sorry to read about your experience during your time at Avanade. I know not every project is ideal, but we do want our employees to feel like they're on the right project to advance their career and learn new skills. It seems that wasn’t the case for you and I would like to know more about your situation and how we can improve. I invite you to reach out to me at mac.ghani@avanade.com.

  9. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Architect in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avanade part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    All the benefits of working for a tier 1 consultancy, but in a smaller, more close-knit community; Good culture of passionate technologists

    Cons

    There are some clunky internal processes

  10. "Professional Services focused on Microsoft Technology Solutions"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in Brisbane
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avanade full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Brilliant people, good structures and processes in place (from HR to deal review systems and estimating). Part of the Accenture group, Avanade incorporates a lot of Accenture culture

    Cons

    Consulting roles could require frequent travel; working with offshore teams (mostly India) can affect work/life balance; Promotion process could work against candidates depending on which projects they worked

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