Altisource Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
277 Reviews
2.9
277 Reviews
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Altisource CEO William B. Shepro
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very flexible and good work life balance with very good interaction between teams (in 17 reviews)

  • Good salary, executive team is one of the best and does provide directions and mentoring (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Working hours are sometimes very harsh on individuals and work life balance is lop-sided (in 14 reviews)

  • 2> Senior Management in United States, they are not aware of things happening in India (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work at every level

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work environment; Type of assignment, Technology, people, benefits

    Cons

    Long working hours for some roles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue doing the great job!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Wost working culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    If u are gud in politics the join AltiSource.

    Cons

    You should know buteering for hike ,salary . if u know buttering then doing nothing u will get gud hike but if u dont know buttering and workwise u are gud , u will get nothing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Surreal workplace

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Deep pockets, lots of new technologies to play with (if you're lucky enough to work in the right department), great co-workers, lots of technical talent, semi-startup environment.
    If you ever wondered how it would be to work for an off-shore company, but were afraid to move to India, your wait is over. Apply for a job with Altisource in Boston and the experience will be yours to have. Place is full of cultural diversity. H-1 visa applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and well represented in the Altisource workforce.
    Great place to brush up on foreign accents.

    Cons

    - Lack of leadership. Example: competing projects lead to conflicts between already alienated locations (Atlanta vs. Boston). Poor understanding of target technologies by senior technical management leads to indecisive management style.
    - Lack of vision. If you build it they will come. Build something... anything... throw it up against the wall and see if it sticks. Business requirements? Say what? Come up with your own feature set and run with it.
    - Poor communication skills. Low-level management lacks basic communication skills. A lot of can be attributed to cultural differences.
    - Pretend-startup look and feel. Smoke screen to entice college grads from ivy league schools to come onboard. Not too many publicly traded startups with Indian roots out there to compare against, so perhaps I am wrong about this one...
    - Antiquated development environment. Locked down and tightly controlled workstations. Low-end Windows laptops as cost saving measure. Never mind simple math: number of builds a day TIMES number of minutes spent waiting for slow build TIMES number of developers = REAL WASTE OF MONEY
    - Poor facilities. Lack of permanent office space. Constantly on the move from one location to another.
    - Too many chiefs and not enough indians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire from within your personal circle of friends to cultivate already successful company culture. Clamp down more on development environment to encourage technological innovation. Hire at least one US citizen for every H-1 visa employee to introduce more cultural diversity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Incompetent Folks Galore - Horrible place. Really Bad Management team. Don't Join..

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Asset Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Asset Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    You can very well put your title as a paycheck recipient. No one cares if you don't work, but you will have to ensure that you don't ask the right or tough questions to anyone, else you will get fired.. Immediately.. I have till now maintained my job as I have stopped asking questions..

    Cons

    No one can speak up.. As employees are treated with utter disrespect by the management team. The CAO is a dictator living in the 18th century - He is the primary reason for all the attrition and bad culture. Absolutely incompetent.
    The Facilities team is supremely bad.. We have the worst possible infrastructure in a Tech/Financial Services company. The Facilities head is a useless guy who has no sense of what and how the infrastructure should be built. You will see him setting up the stupidest of rules.. For e.g it becomes a huge issue if you do not take your cab to office if you have signed up for it. You will in fact lose your job for doing such things.. The only thing this whole company cares about is to keep squeezing the employees and make whatever small $ possible in the name of cost saving. They are not a tech company and possibly cannot create any tech product which can give them $s hence they try to make whatever is possible from the slave shop.

    In short.. Horrible horrible place.. Stay away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need a new facility head and also a change in guard in the CAO role as he is the one who creates and enforces that employees be treated with no respect whatsoever in the name of stupid cost saving strategies.. Totally a sad place if you are an employee.. You will be constantly demotivated.

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Growth oriented, young management, evolving, opportunity to work with highly qualified professionals hence get to learn a lot

    Cons

    it can get overwhelming at time since the pace of change is so fast

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stifling environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you are looking for just a paycheck, then this is a perfect place to be.

    Cons

    Employees are constantly reminded to not talk, how to dress, and that you can be recognized only if you make time to help other departments no matter how hard you work in your own department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    EVERYONE NEEDS TRAINING...even managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very good learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Very good exposure to learn and understand the mortgage and finance Industry at large.

    Cons

    Centered around a lot of uncertainty across the operations,thus very dynamic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lets look at all aspects before taking a deep dive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altisource full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Been here for almost 6 months and have had great experience. It is great to work with people who share your enthusiasm. Employee is valued for his contributions, not his position.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not great. Have to spend a lot of time in office, which is often not necessary. Most of these jobs can be completed over calls, so work from home option should be given.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    New ideas, encouraging seniors

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altisource full-time

    Pros

    New ideas are welcome on board, seniors are receptive to suggestions and incorporate them. It is a big boost of confidence when a senior level leader approves of you being proactive, and appreciates it.

    Cons

    Timing could be a little more flexible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work from home option should be provided

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Where form rules over substance

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    Former Employee - Operations
    Former Employee - Operations

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

    Pros

    Always challenging you to do 120%

    Cons

    Will go fr the short term success at the cost of a long term, sustainable solution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to plan then execute towards the goal. Putting out fires does not stop new embers form ignighting

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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