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APTARE Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  1. "Decent place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at APTARE full-time

    Pros

    -Decent work, good and understanding people, nice experience

    Cons

    -Particular about time spent in office.
    -Work from home is not encouraged.


  2. "Aptare review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good learning experience. Always try to incorporate latest technologies.

    Cons

    poor medical benefits. Not too much growth scope.


  3. "Company making the right moves to be awesome"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at APTARE full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great new management addressing and fixing issues.

    Cons

    No company is perfect, and waiting for these fixes to gain traction takes patience.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "The Wrost place ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Campbell, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at APTARE full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are no Pros, Trust me ALL the positive reviews are being written by the owners that BTW are married.

    Cons

    Where do I begin, Management, product, Executive team, Everything in this place is awful. Flat or declining revenue year over year, Loss of key customers..

    Advice to Management

    Close the doors and call it a day


  6. "What a Difference!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at APTARE full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's so nice to work at a company that has a start-up mentality, but have the benefit of decades of experience behind it. The product is rock solid, we have world class customers (>1,100), and a great, family-like culture. I am so glad to be working here at this point in my career.

    Cons

    At this time, I don't see any cons. Honestly, I have made more money at other jobs, but man, I had to work much much harder for it, and put up with poor work/life balance. I like having a life after 5PM and on the weekends.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Time to sell/fold"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at APTARE (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Product is enterprise. Sales and engineers are trying hard to sell.

    Cons

    Product is complicated, good to have but not must to have from customers prospective. Struggling in growth. Lost count of how many sales reps are fired. Employees are completely demotivated. For company parties, one choice eat Italian.

    Some one in the company acknowledged that there are issues and gave 5 stars..guess who that will be?

    Advice to Management

    Fold/sell the company. Days are outnumbered.Company valuation is going down.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Rock Solid??? Why there is no ZERO rating"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pros??? You must be kidding....

    Cons

    I worked for this company and regret why I joined the CRAP. Maybe for commute. But whatever the reason maybe, it was bad choice.

    Rock solid product??? Lets define from APTARE perspective.

    i) Product is like Rock, no agility, bad-design, take ages to fix even a minor issue. Code poorly written and you slog to enhance it. So in nutshell if you want to slog, do join aptare.

    ii) Management is like Rock. No color, no emotions, no feeling, bad treatment to employees, egoistic, attitude. No open door policy. No reward to employee.. (They only time they will smile is when they want to hire you..... After the hiring their smiles are gone and employee's sufferings starts)

    iii) Team-coordination is like Rock. Managers of respective team want to play the ball game. Its that team bug, his team bug.... micro-manage.... If you can't handle micro-manage I am sure you will be out.

    Example of non-professional culture: No pets allowed in office. Fair enough. But there is only one pet (Dog) allowed in office and that is owned by CEO/CFO (husband-wife). And believe it that there was email-circular about that only that dog is allowed. And trust me you will trained in 1 month as how good that dog is...... you better like that dog.

    Those who were employed in this company for quite some time have also left (except few) as there is no benefit of startup company. As someone mentioned that Aptare has the mindset of startup company, then it means you work like startup company.... slog... work-hard..... shouting/yelling from your manager but not stock benefit of startup company.

    One interesting thing.... My wife was pregnant and she can't drive the car and I had to drive her to doctor office, so I asked for my manager if I can Work-From-Home. And he gladly said yes sure... But make sure that next your wife have the car, DL and knows how to drive so she can go herself. And he conveniently forgot that he himself WFH 3 days a week. Regarding his WFH, I heard he actually does consulting when he stays at home.

    (When you will interview with them...... they will say that all this is fake. But I wish I could have this kind of review to read so I could have been in a better position and not wasted my time over there)


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Poor oversight in management planning"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Location close to Netflix with nice offices.

    Cons

    No Board of Directors oversight, just CEO and CFO wife. Strategic planning and execution is sorely lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Beware of high turnover. Operations is in disarray.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Get running"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Campbell, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Can't think of one right now

    Cons

    Never work for a family run company; it is like a fiefdom

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring just friends from church


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Not disclosed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at APTARE full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No pros to count. Not very impressive.

    Cons

    Laid off a lot of people recently. Be prepared to loose your job anytime.



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