Aptean Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Pros
  • The management is flexible with time so the work-life balance is great (in 9 reviews)

  • good colleagues and good products (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management are clueless about go-to-market strategies for the market in which they're operating (in 9 reviews)

  • The company is sinking 'Really Deep' due to inexperienced or rather irrational decisions made by the investor(Vista Equity Partners) who bought it (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Customer Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aptean full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance & culture. This truly was a launching pad for my career. It was very challenging, yet rewarding. I am very thankful the time I was at Aptean. I learned a lot of great things I'm able to use everyday with my new employer.

    Cons

    A lot of restructuring was unnerving but it is to be expected after a merger/acquisition.


  2. Too many changes in so little time

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    Former Employee - Associate Software Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Associate Software Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aptean (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The coworkers make coming to the office bearable. They are willing to give new graduates a chance and provide decent training

    Cons

    Management was disconnected from the regular employees. Too many changes were made in such a short amount of time, including letting hardworking employees go

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain the good employees and make the work environment more enjoyable


  3. Great Career Development Opportunities

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    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aptean full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Aptean really puts you on the fast track when it comes to career development. They just launched career development plans for every employee which is awesome. I have learned so much in such a short time frame and I have never seen any other company investing so much into training (e.g. boot camps, management training). What you learn at Aptean in one year would take you five years easily at any other place

    Cons

    Lot's of changes in the past but the new Exec team has a solid strategy in place which has already proven to work.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to your strategy


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  5. Good place to learn for recent grads

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aptean full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Was given a lot of responsibility early on which made for an excellent opportunity to grow; decent culture and vibe prior to recent lay offs; great people - everyone is extremely smart and capable which makes it easy to work with them; nice to work for a company where the CEO knows your name

    Cons

    "Growth strategy" that does not include net new business but M&A is reminiscent of fattening a pig up before slaughtering it; salary is the lowest of the low for the industry; products are mediocre and all over the place


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    Operations Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aptean full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Aptean is built from the merger of several different companies. Some of them had employees that are some of the best/smartest people I have ever worked with. If you live outside of the area of the corporate offices working from home is a real benefit.

    Cons

    Management makes no effort to retain employees. Employees are graded on a stacked ranking system. Compensation is below average. Management thinks they know whats best and will make uninformed decisions that impact all levels of the company without consulting the employees that work at the levels to understand the decisions being made.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees, make some real effort to retain your people and take the time to listen to and at least consider the opinions and advice of your engineers before setting unreasonable goals and timetables.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Consultant

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    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The coworkers (not management) are great only if they stick around. It's a fun atmosphere in the office. Intelligent people.

    Cons

    The management team is lacking in all aspects. There are few managers who now how to be leaders. If you want to be asked to do more, see your incentives taken away, and receive no increase in salary then this is the place for your.

    Advice to Management

    Stop messing around. It's been 3 years since the merger and we still haven't grown. Everyone knows a 4 round of layoffs is coming during Christmas. Fire all middle management and then resign.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Uncertainty

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked in the Indianapolis office for over seven years. Although there were many changes the executive and managers in the office were always approachable and forthcoming with information.

    Cons

    After the merger there were so many changes. Within two years there was at least 2-3 CEOs. How can you effectively operate a company when there is not stability at the top. The current CEO came to the Indy office on a Thursday to announce her position as CEO on a Thursday, that following Monday there was another meeting to announce she was now the CEO and then there was a massive RIF. Because of all the changes and restructuring, I was always uncertainty whether I would have a job or if my office would remain open.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Disconnected Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aptean full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Willing to give new graduates a chance

    Cons

    Then they kill that chance with poor management and training

    Advice to Management

    Put managers in the same office as their employees.


  10. Helpful (5)

    Too much uncertainty

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    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are not a lot of reasons that I would recommend that anyone work for Aptean. The turnover and uncertainty is ridiculous.

    Cons

    Below market salaries, constantly shifting priorities. uncertain future, no continuity, revolving door management, misleading bonus promises, skewed hiring practices, Vista Equity standard operating procedures.


  11. Helpful (3)

    I just don't think they are going to get it right

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Aptean full-time

    Pros

    Great people, nice work life bal

    Cons

    More concerned about process than people. Disconnected management Weak product lines

    Advice to Management

    Why don't you ask your employees how to fix things? You make so many changes without understanding how it impacts other pieces of the puzzle



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