Aptify Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Sep 10, 2017

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16 Ratings
Pros
  • "Easy to maintain a work-life balance(in 10 reviews)

  • "Nice people, good benefits like unlimited PTO and good 401K matching(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Everything is cons, salary, work life balance , politics(in 7 reviews)

  • "Can be occasional long hours as can happen with smaller company where people wear many hats (a pro for those who like to wear many hats)(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Company is going downhill so quick

      Sep 10, 2017 -  
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      Pros

      Work from home is a great policy so people are not held accountable for their responsibilities ; ) nothing else

      Cons

      Everything is con. Product is so out of date. Technologies are old. Managers are worst. HR also worse. Salary is avg Long hours are expected. Then you should lie to clients for making targets. There are no ethics with managers anymore

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      3 people found this review helpful
    2. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Poorly run company

      Apr 9, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Nice people, good benefits like unlimited PTO and good 401K matching.

      Cons

      Hypocritical management. Male-chauvinistic place. Long hours.

      4 people found this review helpful

      Aptify Response

      Director, Culture and People

      I am glad to hear positive reviews regarding the people and benefits here at Aptify. We consistently hear that the team is the best part of working at Aptify! While there are projects that may require long hours, we hope our liberal leave and work from home policies help our team members achieve balance. I am disappointed to hear that you feel the actions of management are hypocritical and/or chauvinistic. Without more details it is difficult to address your specific concerns, but as the Director of Culture & People, it is my goal to promote a working environment that is a fair, comfortable and engaging place to be for all of our team members. I encourage you to please contact me directly at Julia.lang@aptify.com to address these concerns in more detail.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Flexible work environment; building strong culture

      Jun 28, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in Tysons Corner, VA
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      Pros

      Company allows most people to set their own work schedule as long as they get their job completed. Opportunity to progress within Company Focused on pushing more and more decision making to all levels within the Company

      Cons

      Based on project timelines and workload sometime long hours are required. This is not unusual for growing companies.

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      Aptify Response

      CEO

      I appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback here. The first comment you made about self-set schedules and our reliance upon Core Values to model behavior is excellent to hear. That is exactly what we want - few rules with really strong values that bind us together. I also agree with your comment that the workload and project timelines do drive crazy hours at times. We want to learn from these experiences and find ways to reduce this as much as possible. That being said, I also know that particularly with go-lives of clients and other "peaks and valleys" that exist in our business model, it is challenging to really smooth this out. In those instances, I think it is super important that team leaders and team members are completely committed to being #accountable to themselves and take some time off to recover. One of the reasons we instituted Unlimited Personal Time Off was to eliminate the psychological burden of accounting for "time off" and asserting that we trust our team and want folks to take time off when they need it. I think one of the biggest reasons for burn-out is that team members do NOT take enough time off, particularly after periods of massive load. I don't know if that might have been your experience, but would encourage you to share your thoughts with me or your direct team lead on ways we can improve this. Thanks again for your great feedback! -Amith

    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Established business with entrepreneurial opportunities

      Jun 21, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      - Professional environment with collegial approach to problem-solving - Management welcomes people to try out new ideas - Work with a wide range of clients with interesting missions

      Cons

      - Can be occasional long hours as can happen with smaller company where people wear many hats (a pro for those who like to wear many hats) - Pace of frequent change can feel overwhelming

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      Aptify Response

      CEO

      Thanks for the feedback. I think that our challenge around long hours has to do with size, with growth, and also in some cases with our business model with large project go-lives (and other milestones). That said, I believe we can get way better at this not only through growing the team, but also by sharing examples on how we can better anticipate challenges and peak work cycles. I think we've had some opportunity to improve this in the past as we have grown to over 250 team members globally. At the same time, size doesn't fix all problems and while we plan to grow considerably in the coming years, we need to get smarter about how we plan and execute on projects across the company globally. One of the reasons we embrace a Core Value of #Innovative, is because we want to look for better ways to solve problems, every day. I believe that the team members, collectively, hold the answers to many of these questions and we need to innovate around ways to get more feedback, more clearly, and more consistently. One of the greatest things about Glassdoor is that it provides a completely transparent and anonymous way to share and receive such ideas. I would encourage you and everyone to also know that I'm always here to listen, that in fact is the most important part of my job, and you can reach me on my cell at +1-202-368-0533 or via email at amith.nagarajan@aptify.com at any time if you would like to share ideas to improve. I know there are many other ways to provide thoughts within the company, but I always love hearing from the team directly too. Thanks, -Amith

    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      AMS consulting job

      Jan 6, 2014 - Technical Analyst in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      friendly colleagues, coffee, free drinks, and nice location.

      Cons

      expected long hours, traveling often due to consulting nature.

      1 person found this review helpful

      Aptify Response

      CEO

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on your time as an Aptify team member. I agree that travel and the work hours can sometimes be a bear. We are focused on driving relationships with clients and so travel at times is really key since online tools can't replace the opportunity to get to know people in person and our clients are distributed globally. What we are doing is improving our approach to project allocation to increase autonomy so that team members have more personal control over how tasks and projects get assigned. We think this will help reduce task switching and align projects/locations to better serve our team member's goals. Of course, at times things get crazy in this business, particularly when new clients are nearing a go-live, and we are always looking for ways to improve how we balance the impact this has on team members with our accountability to our clients. If you have any feedback that you'd like to share with me directly I would appreciate hearing it via amith.nagarajan@aptify.com or give me a ring at 202-368-0533 -Amith

    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Aptify - Grow. Learn. Inspire

      Jul 5, 2013 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great culture, good hard working team members, aligned Core Values, open and approachable Sr. Mgmt., casual dress code

      Cons

      sometimes long hours, slight frequency in reorganization with title changes

      2 people found this review helpful

      Aptify Response

      CEO

      Thanks for the review, it is great to hear you're having a positive experience at Aptify! I agree that the hours can be long at times in most positions and that we've been tweaking our organizations model, roles, titles, and approach pretty regularly over the last several years. The thing is that we need to be able to adjust through experimentation in order to build the best culture and grow. We've roughly doubled the team size to > 250 folks in the past 3 years and in doing this we've needed to try out different ideas. If you have any suggestions on how to best improve or if you think any of the changes we are making are a mistake, please do raise your voice and reach out - either anonymously if you prefer through our regular internal surveys (which are completely anonymous) or call me at 202-368-0533, or email me at amith.nagarajan@aptify.com Thanks! -Amith

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