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Updated 4 February 2018
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Pros
  • Work From Home With All Your Tools And Support You Need from your Browser (in 21 reviews)

  • Completely remote work, contractor based (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • No job security, frequent layoffs (in 6 reviews)

  • If you want to be part of a standard / average software company, this is not the company for you (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "High micromanagement and unnecessary pressure to attain certain delivery points every week."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chief Software Architect
    Former Employee - Chief Software Architect
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary specially for those living in lower paying countries
    On time salary delivery and very rare delays..mostly not from company

    Cons

    Strict policy to achieve new targets without even taking consideration of problems nature.
    Older technologies and no intention to upgrade them but management keep asking to push new features with getting details of technical limitations
    No leaves . no bonus ..no benefits
    Tight micro-management and high stress level ..usually asking to put 8 hours but in reality it takes 12+ hours daily to finish the work.
    Less than 6 hours a day are considered as zero time.

    Advice to Management

    Look few people in middle management making company culture not as good as it was in the earlier days.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "The best company for those who work from home"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Iaşi (Romania)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Iaşi (Romania)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - You can work from home;
    - Full time, very dynamic schedule;
    - A lot of talents to learn from;
    - Decent salary;
    - I'm in a team with a great manager and professional.

    Cons

    - I'm working for 2 years. Have seen different managers. Not all of them are good leaders;
    - I was fired once, and it was very frustrating and humiliating. Without prior notice, just found my access revoked. I hope the attitude is going to change.
    - There are teams where the workers are afraid to be fired. This is stressful, all day long, 5 days per week.
    - Metrics driven performance monitoring. I mean, people are evaluated by how many cases they solve.

    Advice to Management

    If you adopt the factory principle to software development, keep in mind that Henry Ford, the father of this principle, was paying the engineers that maintained the assembly line for the hours the assembly line was working, not for the time they were fixing it. Sometimes, the performance of the worker may be measured not by how many issues they fix, but by how few issues are opened. The principle of evaluating people by the cases they fix doesn't motivate people to fix definitely the problems, instead, it motivates them to keep the problematic system, so they will have the sufficient number of cases to solve, and will appear as best performers in your statistics.
    Also, if the system stabilizes and there are less issues, people are afraid of being released, and this fear motivates them to not make the systems stable. Instead, you can reward teams that provided permanent fixes, or have better uptime and less issues. Eventually, you can move the people to other teams, and not just fire them.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Unique model"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SaaS Ops Software Engineering Manager in Timişoara (Romania)
    Current Employee - SaaS Ops Software Engineering Manager in Timişoara (Romania)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of a kind model. Completely remote work, contractor based. I've been working here for almost 7 years now so I can confirm that if you like this model and are very eager to be productive, the length of the employment can be for years in a row, even though it's contractor based. The company is very fast growing and the compensation very good for someone outside US at least. Way above what you could get on the local market.

    Cons

    Work-life balance isn't too balanced I'd say. Involvement and dedication is needed every step of the way.

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain more and more contractors long term.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Very dynamic and challenging job but also most fulfilling in my career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Warsaw (Poland)
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Warsaw (Poland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Remote work - I decide when and where I work
    + Salary - I get pretty good money that allow me live almost wherever I want
    + Clear and transparent ways of measuring people's effectiveness and productivity
    + Many opportunities for projects and positions
    + I've learned a lot already and still will learns much more

    Cons

    - Some managers are not good leaders
    - After certain point I feel like touching a glass ceiling
    - The company should rethink the positions names and make it more possible to earn more without drastically changing the role

    Advice to Management

    You should delegate more responsibilities to people who work for you and share more trust with them. The culture should also change from valuing systems and processes to start valuing people and knowledge.


  6. "Great Exposure"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    - Company is home based and flexible hours .
    - As technical support. I am exposed to new technologies .
    - Great to work with different talents around the world.

    Cons

    - No appraisal, No bonus


  7. "My 2nd home"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SaaSOps L1 in Lahore (Pakistan)
    Current Employee - SaaSOps L1 in Lahore (Pakistan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - work from home.
    - flexibility in working hours
    - fast growing company, providing opportunities to learn new tools and technologies.
    - market competitive pay rates.

    Cons

    - employees retention.
    - job security.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to gain the employees trust, the fear of being fired / released any time is creating some demotivation and performance issues.


  8. "Challenge and fast change!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aurea Software full-time

    Pros

    - Fast change company
    - Challenge all time
    - Remote Work
    - High IT env

    Cons

    - Not enough managers like the ones I have.

    Advice to Management

    - Get more involved in HR and team positive motivation


  9. "Great place to work ... if you can survive or if not fired"

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

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

    Pros

    1- Flexible hours
    2- Learning more, enriching your skills and boosting your IT knowledge.
    3- It keeps you motivated, since new technology introduced.

    Cons

    If you are Superman, it is not guaranteed you will stay in company. Simply you can get fired when it comes cutting cost. each quarter there is tough target in term of matrix and ticket closure.
    One of managers target each quarter to reduce team members, and release people


  10. "Software Engineering Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, quick decisions and a lot of autonomy for you. You can build teams with very talented people easily. New projects are starting all the time and there is few legacy. The company is very quick on adopting new technologies. Very good salary depending on your location.

    Cons

    The company culture compensates a 100% remote workforce by being very focused on metrics. They are aggressive about metric goals and slackers don't make it.

    Hiring process is cold and makes a bad first experience (if hired at all). Until your first day on the company you don't really see that there is real people behind this.

    Advice to Management

    A more warm hiring process will reduce the number of talented potential employees that are put away by it.


  11. "Fast Paced environment, stressfull at times but allways challenging"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work from home
    - High salary rate
    - Allways a challenge
    - Broad line of products.
    - Flexible schedules

    Cons

    - Hourly contracts, time off time not payed
    - No sense of stability.
    - You never know until when you will have a job

    Advice to Management

    Try to put a bit more effort into understanding your employees needs, you can work on lower salary rates and give bonuses or payed leaves, an employee needs a sense of security.
    You should also invest in having your employees select at least one payed course a year, having well tenured employees is allways an investment.


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