Aurea Software Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2020

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2.7
36%
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Aurea Software President & CEO Scott Brighton
Scott Brighton
71 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work from home remotely anywhere in the world(in 35 reviews)

  • "Remote work - I decide when and where I work(in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "No job security, No vacation, No career growth(in 12 reviews)

  • "No job security, Any time contract can be terminated(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "I can’t speak for all of Aurea, but AlertFind is awesome!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SDR in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aurea Software full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working remotely Autonomy - do your job and there is very little BS Career development Advancement to grow Competitive salary

    Cons

    No match on 401k Time tracking software only works on Mac or PC - no iOS, Chrome or Android application

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Garbage Company, Avoid At All Costs"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aurea Software full-time

    Pros

    Remote work. Hourly pay prevented overtime for the most part. A few talented people but those were rare

    Cons

    Where to begin. Paychecks are tied to spyware they force employees to install on your own personal computer (they don't provide equipment at all). Absolutely no career advancement, you have to apply to another position to get any kind of raise. The majority of Aureans are bottom of the barrel. Most of the engineers showed absolutely no initiative, they required hand holding all the time. Most employees are contractors so that they can layoff people at will and provide no benefits. Layoffs happen in two big rounds pretty much every year. Pay is well below the industry average. Management's failures roll downhill and blame is laid at the feet of the individual contributors. They constantly acquire companies without any care for the longevity of the products; they do it just to suck out as much profit as they can while killing the product and forcing customers to leave. No paid time off and they also force you to take a week of unpaid time off per quarter. They are the epitome of the worst of capitalism: buying companies, fleecing their customers and offshoring jobs to the cheapest labor markets.

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "Roller Coaster: Great Ups, Painful Downs"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aurea Software full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Get to work with very talented people from throughout the world.

    Cons

    Live quarter to quarter to keep the budget balanced.

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  4. Helpful (8)

    "Run away"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aurea Software full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No Pros that I can think of.

    Cons

    This place is a hellhole.

  5. Helpful (13)

    "The matrix: beginning"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Aurea Software full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Automated payments each week - Interesting projects in a constantly changing environment - work with talented people

    Cons

    - constantly changing environment - tests, suitability tests, cognitive tests, tests again, one more time .... are you comfortable with your tasks? Something went wrong, let's test you then. - constant pressure - Many people pretend to be innovators, but they produce nothing except metrics and their own experience. - You will probably need a long rehabilitation after leaving "the matrix". - If they could, they would gladly use your brain as a computing cloud, without your participation.

  6. Helpful (9)

    "Values profits far and above customers, employees, and product quality"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aurea Software full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Remote work Retention bonuses for critical employees

    Cons

    Misleads customers and employees Hires under-qualified workforce Nonexistent culture Poor career advancement opportunities High turnover Employees must install tracking software

  7. Helpful (5)

    "It's a good company that decayed over time to become a stressful environment."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aurea Software full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salaries ar fair compared to what some local markets can offer.

    Cons

    Expectations on developers are not realistic. Often they are not the result of an analysis on what the team can actually do on a particular project.

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  8. Helpful (17)

    "Fake Customer Focus Facade and Extremely Poor Middle Management"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Team in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aurea Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fully distributed, remote based team Weekly Pay

    Cons

    Aurea, in general, is a con. Pun intended. The model is interesting and the deal volume is high, but Executive Leadership seems to think that no other team members understand what the reality here is - which is run on the leanest margins possible, jack up contract values as much possible and keep it moving. Instead of being honest internally about what is really happening - they keep up this facade/ marketing spin of being a customer-focused company. Nothing could be further from the truth and anyone on the account team with even a smidge of critical thinking skills can figure that out. One can only assume this devotion to the internal facade/marketing spin is why the middle management team is so poor. A bunch of underachieving Yes Men to enforce the facade driven directives of the ELT. Success is absolutely not the metric for promotion at Aurea - it's being a numbskull who will blindly follow whatever their direct manager tells them to do. Bonus points if your main focus is figuring out creative ways to take credit for your team's work while giving them no support - just headaches and busy work related to new customer outreach initiatives that are doomed to failure. The amount of time wasted on bs is OFF THE CHARTS. Sales and account teams get frequently repurposed to chase outstanding invoices because the teams for those jobs are not adequately trained and are underpaid with high turnover and no motivation to follow through and complete their work processes. Anyone who has been on the account team longer than a few months is looking for a job - morale is at an all-time low. I have a foot out the door and I know of several others planning to get out by end of year.

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  9. Helpful (4)

    "Good Income but Great Pressure"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Remote, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aurea Software full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good income, remote working opportunity

    Cons

    Poor process management, does not give value to employees

  10. Helpful (7)

    "Weird Company"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PHP Developer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aurea Software full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Good Compensation and very timely

    Cons

    -weird management -no paths for getting ahead -no healthcare -no formal contracts - insanely pressured environment with continues monitoring ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- -weird management -no paths for getting ahead -no healthcare -no formal contracts - insanely pressured environment with continues monitoring

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