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Altisource Senior Manager Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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  • No work life balance (Flexibility is a curse in disguise) (in 48 reviews)

  • Anytime Firing, No Work Life Balance, (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Experience at Altisource"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Software Development in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Software Development in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Decent salary. Team still has a few good people left.

    Cons

    Not very organized in the thinking of directions for the current and future products. There have been several layoffs and attrition. Morale in several groups are at a low point

    Advice to Management

    Set good and transparent goals for the teams. Create opportunities for employees to be more participative in setting the goals.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Toxic Work Environment and Caustic Managers"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on your manager, they may be willing to work with you if you need to occasionally leave work early or work from home. Colleagues are smart and friendly.

    Cons

    The work environment is extremely toxic. Scape-goating and CYA are forms of art in this work environment. If something goes wrong, you will be shoved under the bus by most managers. There is rarely a set direction/goal, so you may be required to constantly switch gears at the last minute. There are a lot of red-tape for every process and every request. Corporate compliance actively wants the BUs to fail.

    Advice to Management

    You hire good people. Trust that people will do their jobs and do it well. Have a game plan and stick to it.

  3. Helpful (11)

    "Think very carefully before accepting a job here"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good compensation in relation to industry. If money is your only motivator then you would like it here.

    Cons

    A company where your senses are dulled, your ambition destroyed and your self worth disintegrated. A company where mediocrity is rewarded and talent wasted. Toxic relationships and political backstabbing are the norm and if you thrive on gossip and personal agendas you will be very happy here. Executive leadership sits in Europe completely detached from reality. Every few days a new initiative is launched with little thought or planning and whatever was you priority becomes yesterday's news. Compensation is completely all over the board and you have two people doing the exact same job with significant variance in there salary.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of just evaluating from top down you need to evaluate your leadership from bottom up. This is the only way you can get true visibility into what is going on.

    Altisource Response

    Aug 29, 2016

    Without more details of what department you were a part of, I can't address your supervisor. I am not even sure when you worked here as I started nine months ago and sit in the Atlanta office. We ... More


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Top heavy"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely talented people at the director level and down.

    Cons

    Executive management make all decisions, at all levels. Don't know what they're doing.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees do their jobs.


  5. Helpful (21)

    "Bait and Switch. Avoid."

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, view, great people within the development organization.

    Cons

    I think the "Altisource is what you make of it" review speaks for itself. Despite an apparent attempt to dispel the overwhelming opinion of reviewers they appear to be unable to control their desire to insult anyone who has cleared their strict hiring criteria and left the company by dismissing them as being lazy or incompetent; even going as far as degrading Wall Mart employees. With such high testing standards used in the hiring process I can assure you they are not hiring lazy employees looking to make minimal contributions and collect a pay check. This company gets negative reviews from current and ex employees because they offer a dysfunctional & borderline abusive corporate culture perpetuated by ineffective leadership. It's not the technology or workload that's particularly challenging, it's the superiority complexes, abrasiveness and politics within upper management. It's an extreme I have never seen anywhere else. The fact that nearly all of their revenue comes from their parent company is an embarrassment. If this was truly a start up they would have gone belly up long ago.

    Advice to Management

    Cultures are very hard to change, especially one as broken as this is. Hire a big name consultancy firm to gut management and start over.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Culture overhaul needed"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits
    Always busy with challenging projects

    Cons

    Promotions are rare; no advancement
    Executives do not promote professional growth of the staff

    Advice to Management

    Adequate succession planning is needed
    Employees should be given a career path and professional growth should be supported


  7. Helpful (9)

    "All over the place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management wants to improve, there is a culture to go fast, the necessary investments are been made, there is change at a super rapid scale

    Cons

    Too fast, not enough time to fix the current problems and continue at current speed. The incredible fast growth has resulted in a company that is full of legacy processes that do not reflect the size of a company this size. The company wants to be a large company but still operates as a small company in multiple areas, this creates a negative and confusing environment for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down and fix the current problems, prioritize.

  8. Helpful (10)

    "Clueless company"

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    Former Employee - IT Senior Manager
    Former Employee - IT Senior Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are none that I can think of.

    Cons

    Replacing senior management in US with clueless resources in India. This was to reduce expenses but that's no way to run a company.

    Advice to Management

    You can save $ short-term, but longer term you are creating a doomed company.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good experience in 6 months. work is quite unstructured but that is good, helps you do well. Support system is good, hr is helpful.

    Cons

    All systems and processes are not in place.

    Advice to Management

    Lot of improvement opportunity, but you can do it


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Personal Vendetta cost me my job"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Handsome salaries
    Decent Offices
    Yearly incentives
    Rewards & recognition

    Cons

    At least.during.those times, unlimited powers were given to handful people who used it for.their personal growth & intimidate staff.
    I.was one.of.the unlucky few who tried to implement policies & ensure strict adherence by all. Due to.this, I was issued show cause notice for a procedural lapse made by one of my 50 reportees. There was nothing I could do. I moved out but it tarnished my name in the company.
    Later the real.culprit.was found & sacked but too.late by then.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to all. Exits must be probed & there should be a committee for grievances. It is difficult to get a job in the event of an unceremonius exit. Very difficult to explain to future employers.