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Altisource Software Engineer Reviews

Updated April 9, 2017
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Altisource CEO William B. Shepro
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  • No work life balance (Flexibility is a curse in disguise) (in 47 reviews)

  • Anytime Firing, No Work Life Balance, (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Potential Waisted"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Altisource as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart dedicated people, trying to have "fun" work environment, cool technology

    Cons

    uneven execution, need to take a test that has nothing to do with programming during interview process, long meetings.

    Advice to Management

    focus on your customers


  2. Helpful (12)

    "Nice place to work for a fresher , can't think of staying more than 2 years, very frequent layoffs.."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Altisource full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Got some challenging stuff to work on
    - Pay is above average.
    - Flexible Work Style.
    - Nice workplace.

    Cons

    - Higher management doesn't seems to have clear thinking about Product future goals.
    - Process is not streamlined.
    - Too many movements at the higher level keeps employee in constant fear about future.
    - too much politics on the grounf level.
    - Totaly dependent on one client for its growth.

    Advice to Management

    - Be nice to existing old employees and retain good and talented resources.
    - Get your product out of one client focus .
    - Get atleast a single product out which can compete with others in the market .


  3. Helpful (12)

    "No Direction poor leadership!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been working in Altisource labs for over an 1.5 years now.
    1) The company has a lot of money to shell out. Thus, you will see a lot of hiring.
    2) Good compensation

    Cons

    1) There is no overall sense of direction within the company. Different product groups are fighting amongst themselves. A lot of politics here.
    2) To each his own attitude amongst employee groups. Different groups within the company are doing the exact same thing with little or no communication between them.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Altisource is an increasingly cool company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Snacks
    - Pizza/Mexican dinner two days per week, lunch one day per week
    - Interesting problems
    - Using emerging technologies/languages for developers (depending on the team)
    - Are trying to hire people from a lot of backgrounds, including younger people
    - Cool new office space and a real effort being made to escape the corporate "kiss of death"
    - Nice, collaborative people
    - Interesting ideas/projects to work on
    - Beer on Tap

    Cons

    - the dress code, although not really enforced, can give it a corporate feeling
    - need younger people to join
    - no travel re-reimbursements, vacation doesn't accrue from day one, 401k doesn't start until after first year


  6. Helpful (2)

    "An interesting environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You're working with the smartest people in the field and with the newest technologies.

    Cons

    You're working with the smartest people in the field = you're working with huge egos. It's a stressful environment with deadlines that are hard to meet. The teams are spread out across different time zones.

    Advice to Management

    The client can't have everything they want at the time they want it.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Need to reform"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore Rural (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore Rural (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Altisource full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary is good/attractive.
    Cafeteria is good.

    Cons

    -Work load is much,as a result you will end up working over weekends.
    -No proper recognition.

    Advice to Management

    As few of the directors/VP sit in US,they cannot monitor the managers in India.
    Few Managers and Lead engineers do not have professional ethics.
    Manager should be trained on the soft-skills,so that they can fine tune their professional behavior.The dictatorship kind of behavior posed by managers/Leads might irritate the sub-ordinates and might force them to leave the company.This is taking toll on company's pride.
    Lead engineers with no technical knowledge should not be entertained.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Lead Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Altisource full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most of the Directors/VP's will operate teams from US. No one bothers when are you coming and leaving.

    Someone can get promotions every year if the managers are favor

    Cons

    Once they decided to layoff, they will send out in a single day. But it happens on individual performances and team objectives

    Everything will be escalated to higher level and things will work only when it is escalated.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good facilities (cab,cafeteria and Pantry).
    Good exposures to new technologies.
    Good for freshers.
    Good package and increments are very high if you are extremely talented.
    Promotions are based on purely talent and commitments.

    Cons

    Working so far 2 years and found nothing other than work pressure which is common everywhere

    Advice to Management

    Please provide WFH option for all the teams.
    Kindly advice managers and lead to have a work ethics.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "No Growth,once you in,very less chance to learn and grow no salary hike"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Altisource full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Only good thing is be lazy and dont do work . There is no work promotion and encouragement culture.

    Cons

    Once you in .. negligible chance to learn new technologies grow professionally or financially. Even after approaching to vp ,no one gives importance to your words.

    Advice to Management

    Make salary equal and proportional with skills and experience.give equal importance to each and every employee.


  11. Helpful (53)

    "It is a good company to work on new technologies."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer QA in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer QA in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Altisource (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is good though their interaction with employees is not much. The employee growth directly impacts the company growth. Let the employees work on their own strength, they will prove themselves. For a better productivity their should be a pipeline which should be co-ordinated by the respective managers of the team.

    Cons

    Gap in communication with the employees.
    Lack of motivation

    Advice to Management

    If you want to evaluate the competencies of an employees ,let them work and do not push them to give a productivity in the beginning. It's your responsibility to channelize their effort for a fruitful outcome.

    Altisource Response

    Sep 6, 2016

    Thank you for the positive words! We are actually rolling out new internal communication program. We currently have a quarter town hall with our CEO for over 1,000 employees; are working on getting ... More