Best Places to Work in IT 2016 Employer Profile

No. 8, Midsize


Seattle, Wash. [Pacific]
Credit: Andy Cox

Why you want to work there

Top 10 rankings: No. 9 for training
IT professionals at this Seattle-based, Microsoft-centric consultancy and services provider appreciate the ability to work on global deployments of the latest technologies. An award-winning training program provides an extensive curriculum of in-class, online and hands-on training, and the company pays for all technical certifications. Team-building activities include pottery making workshops, scavenger hunts, an annual pinewood derby car race, hallway golf, a cooking class, gaming events and philanthropic activities. Through its extended benefits program, Avanade offers employees $2,000 per year to pay for goods and services that support work/life balance.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 2,176

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 76

IT employee turnover in 2015: 10%

IT promotions in 2015: 10%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2015: 13

Training budget per IT employee in 2015: $2,474

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 27

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 37

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 80%