Aptara Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
91 Reviews
2.6
91 Reviews
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Aptara President Bill Penders
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4 Ratings

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 4 reviews)

  • Too much work pressure, not employee friendly, no work-life balance, shifts, Saturdays working (in 3 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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    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Beware of Aptara

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

    I worked at Aptara as a contractor (less than an 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
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used, abused and discarded

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Aptara is all money and no heart.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Average company with decent work culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Good learning
    Skill training
    Support from middle management

    Cons

    No long term vision
    Micro management where it is not needed
    Below average appraisal
    Bad work life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Got a good start as a fresher and served 3 good years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Multimedia Programmer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Multimedia Programmer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Supportive managers, good technical trainings, opportunity for freshers, good senior management, fair compensation, good cultural activities and some parties, good work space , no software/hardware issues, good location

    Cons

    Lot of late nights even for ladies, unplanned deliveries, tight timelines, lack of proper planning and task assignment., Work came on ad hoc basis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Ernākulam (India)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Ernākulam (India)

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

    Pros

    Good working environment,Proper training,relationship with colleague

    Cons

    Less career opportunities,difficulty to work in night shift,Personal growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company values

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    No proper management in CTS QA team

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

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

    Pros

    Good company for E learning domain
    Pickup and drop facility for all employees

    Cons

    No scope for CTS team

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company

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

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

    Pros

    very good work environment and they have lot of projects in e-learning

    Cons

    Saturday office and less hike

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