Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 7, Midsize


Seattle, Wash. [Pacific]
Credit: Andrew Cox

Why you want to work there

Tech employees at this Seattle-based consultancy and services provider work directly with Microsoft's product groups to roll out early-adopter deployments, thereby having a direct impact on the products that Microsoft ultimately releases to the broader market. Every Avanade team member spends a minimum of 80 hours per year on training, and the company pays for all technical certifications. Social activities include pottery making, scavenger hunts, an annual Pine Wood Derby event, bingo, board-game and LAN gaming events, and philanthropic activities. U.S. employees also receive a $2,000 stipend each year to pay expenses related to improving work/life balance.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 2,279

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 64

IT employee turnover in 2016: 8%

IT promotions in 2016: 11%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2016: No set maximum

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $2,688

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: 79%