Aptara

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Aptara Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
100 Reviews
2.7
100 Reviews
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Aptara President Bill Penders
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance, good for freshers, tense free job, managers are employee centric (in 8 reviews)

  • Good company for E learning domain (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • no work life balance, top management not aware of ground realities, freedom, (in 5 reviews)

  • No work life balance and no values for employees (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Aptara is a great place to learn if you tap into right opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aptara

    Pros

    Aptara is a great place to learn if you tap into right opportunities.

    Cons

    Canteen and food arrangements for employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company led by people with no vision

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aptara

    Pros

    - if you're a fresher, there's something to learn. Else, you're just wasting your time and talent.
    - If you are based on Pune/Trivandrum, then there are not many companies that you can apply for. So are most people who work here. They're here not because the company's good, but because there is no really good option in these cities.

    Cons

    - Managed by people who have no vision
    - Lots of petty office politics with senior management
    - Unprofessional approach by HR. The do not give you the full picture of the job and remuneration until you've relocated. Then they add several clauses to it.
    - Employability of people who have had a stint at this company is very low - because the market knows the type of work done by this company
    - Distrusts its employees and even snoops into their personal activities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people just as how you'd want people to treat you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Sales in Falls Church, VA

    I have been working at Aptara full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Top Notch management. Professional Environment. Good people. Good growth opportunities. Good HR policy. Good benefits. Good brand equity. Fun place to work

    Cons

    Average salary. Small size company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Beware of Aptara

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Peer Review in Boston, MA
    Former Contractor - Peer Review in Boston, MA

    I worked at Aptara as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Absolutely none.
    Less than a 1/2 star!

    Cons

    Refusal to pay contract.
    Absymal management.
    NO ORGANIZATION OR ACCOUNTABILITY WHAT SO EVER.
    Stay far, far, away from this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shut the doors and sell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used, abused and discarded

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager

    I worked at Aptara full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, a wide variety of projects, interesting challenges

    Cons

    No professional development available, continually declining wages and greater demands on personal time, no job security, no respect for expertise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Aptara is all money and no heart.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Aptara

    Pros

    The Los Angeles office is located right across the street from a public library that you can visit during lunch to look for a job somewhere else, or if you feel like taking a walk there is a park across the street too.

    Cons

    Unprofessional and immature conduct from some people in middle management. Many talented individuals in the U.S. and India have left the company for work elsewhere. Incredibly high turnover rate in India, yet management is moving more and more jobs out of the United States to India. The Los Angeles office is located in a really lousy location in Commerce, CA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate more on caring for employees and keeping jobs in the U.S. offices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

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    Former Employee - Senior Executive in Noida (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Executive in Noida (India)

    I worked at Aptara full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its a good co.for freshers

    Cons

    Very baised amongs senior & junior levels..there is no life for junior level employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be treated all employees at equal level . Don't give all perks,liberty & benefits to senior level only

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aptara

    Pros

    Good to work, location, etc.

    Cons

    not much to write here

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad time is running of Aptara

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)

    I worked at Aptara full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Today (12/12/2014) was my last working day at Aptara.
    When I joined the company that time It was very difficult for Admin department to arrange a seat for me, I used to sit on a cabin with 4-5 other people where we used to work on projects.
    Here, I mean.. that was the situation of work, we had a very good amount of work. and was running a couple of big projects.
    I found some pros:
    1. New technologies to work on.
    2. Good salary but average appraisal.
    3. Good HR policies and supporting HR personnel.
    4. Higher management is helpful.

    Cons

    Aptara is taken over by another company iEnergizer. Transitioning is going on, a lot of change in higher and middle management.

    Now almost half of the floor is empty. There are no new projects.

    I found the below cons:
    1. Politics within project managers.
    2. Fighting for vertically revenue, where employees suffer.
    3. No proper process for project execution so at the time of delivery a lot of blame game happens, which is ridiculous.
    4. Couple of good people are left from middle management.
    5. Lot of layoff, People have asked to resign and released them within a few days. One person had given his 8+ years to this company, but released within a day.
    6. Lot of employee has resigned and serving notice period.
    7. No more hiring, only contract positions are open.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should push sales team to get more projects, due to lack of work employee shouldn't suffer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Working as Photo Researcher and Permission Executive

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Photo Researcher and Permssion Executive in Thiruvananthapuram (India)
    Current Employee - Photo Researcher and Permssion Executive in Thiruvananthapuram (India)

    I have been working at Aptara full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good Circumstance to working aptara

    Cons

    Satisfied with work but making income is less

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide good platform to grow up my career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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