Best Places to Work in IT 2015 Employer Profile

No. 3, Midsize


Seattle, Wash. [Pacific]

Why you want to work there

Top 10 rankings: No. 10 for training
This Seattle-based IT consulting services provider places a premium on ensuring that workers are familiar with the latest technologies. Employees are required to complete 80 hours of training per year, and Avanade frequently participates in early adopter programs, including Microsoft's TAP programs for Lync, Windows, System Center and Intune. All U.S. employees receive a $2,000 annual allowance to improve their work/life balance, and many of them use it to explore the latest laptops, tablets, smartphones and gaming consoles.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 2,324

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 74

IT employee turnover in 2014: 9%

IT promotions in 2014: 14%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2014: 13

Training budget per IT employee in 2014: $1,662