Avant Reviews

Updated 13 Jan 2021

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3.4
53%
Recommend to a Friend
100%
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Avant Chief Executive Officer  James Paris
James Paris
5 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work environment and team chemistry(in 22 reviews)

  • "Creative interior design, snacks and food, casual dress code, U of I influence(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "They are laying off most of the Chicago office soon, most positive reviews on this site are of upper management and people who work at other offices(in 15 reviews)

  • "Too many weekly policy changes, no room for growth within the company, low pay(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "One of the best companies in Chicago"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avant full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Transparency, collaboration, amazing people, exciting business, fun culture, wonderful company.

    Cons

    Fast-paced, start-up environment (which isn't really a con, depending on what you're looking for)

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great for first step in the door"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Technician in Chicago, IL
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great to learn software and move within the company.

    Cons

    no management leadership or direction


  3. "Customer Service"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Loan Processor in Oakridge, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers, Management, Training, Benefits and Pay

    Cons

    I do not have any Cons to list

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of vision"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits at this company

    Cons

    Executive team lacks experience for this size company

  5. "It's okay"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Section Manager I in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people that I worked with...for the most part. Most people are willing to be helpful and do what they have to do to get the job done. I also enjoyed my work and the work place.

    Cons

    Because this is a call center, you're going to have people who avoid work a lot and you may have to pick up the slack. Also, when I worked there, there was definitely a divide between how corporate treated their corporate employees and how the call center employees were treated (despite working in the same building, on the same floor).

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  6. "Pay was good"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Payment Specialist in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    very hard to move up the ladder

  7. "Good Entry Level Job"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Verification Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment and team chemistry.

    Cons

    Hours and days of the week were not ideal

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Nice office, weird work culture"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Resolutions Coordinator in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avant full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Teams, Nice Office, Food Coupon

    Cons

    Unstable Workload, Lack of management, Weird divide between salary and hourly

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunities for growth"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Current Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avant full-time

    Pros

    Really smart coworkers, fun culture, autonomy, interesting work with a lot of opportunity for learning

    Cons

    As with many earlier-stage companies, things change quickly - this can be both a "pro" and a "con"

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Cool company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at Avant full-time

    Pros

    tech forward, smart people, flexible work life balance

    Cons

    Lending is a tough business

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