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AppDynamics Reviews in Bracknell, England

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
71 Reviews
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Pros
  • Fast paced growth, hungry and successful in their own way (in 7 reviews)

  • great philanthropy program, and a really fun office environment in a great location (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Not really a con, but the growing pains and lessons of working in a successful startup (in 6 reviews)

  • Work/life balance can get out of line at times (in 3 reviews)

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    The most beautiful and revwarding experience I ever had

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Customer Success & Enablement in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager Customer Success & Enablement in Bracknell, England (UK)

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you do a great job you will be rewarded with tangible things, as an hypergrowth company there is plenty of opportunities here. You will not find any other place with those ingredients, we have junior people from the University converted into Tehcnical Account Manager in 1 year with 25 years, a Technical Account Manager promoted to Manager in 1 year at the age of 39.

    This company expects all from you, but it gives back all as well.

    Ths is the place that could change your life for ever

    Cons

    You have to follow the pace of the company continously. It is extremely challenging and not everyone survives. This company just hires A players, and you have to perform as an A player always, there is no room for other performance kind.

    Maybe the only big con is that this envirnment requirs a lot of effort and time, and sets the work/life balance in not a good shape.

    If you can take this stresfull environment while being always an A player, you will be really happy and succesfull, but if you don't, you will fail here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on the culture, this is what makes this company different and better form the PoV of the insider experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The Greatest – Fantastic leadership and amazing people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Bracknell, England (UK)

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    AppDynamics is truly the greatest company that I have ever worked for, and probably will ever work for in all aspects. The individuals working for AppDynamics is highly intelligent, enthusiastic and passionate about what they do. To keep up the passion and the culture within the company, it requires an inspiring leadership and this is key to the AppDynamics success. The management operates under a clear vision and follow you every step of the way through coaching and development. Every moment you spend with the VP is valuable, there is never anything irrelevant being discussed or mentioned, every story and sentence has a purpose. It is years of knowledge, hard work and dedication that the entire management is eager to pass on to you so that you can progress and be as successful as they are.

    If you are looking for a company to grow with, career wise as well as a person, then AppDynamics is the company for you. There is never a quiet moment and its very high paced, their way to reach the vision is very structured and as an employee you are extremely valuable as you are a part of that vision and also a part of the success.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons for this company at all. They are brilliant in every single way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No need for advice, they run such a successful business and brings out the best in every individual.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Life changing and unique, a visionary team of leaders.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Bracknell, England (UK)

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The opportunity to grow, as a professional but also as a person. The ability to work among great, life changing people every day who all want to achieve something special with their lives. To bring technology that ACTUALLY works into customer environments and not have to apologise. Rather, you get praised for how great the solution is and it's made even better by the people who build, market, sell and support it!

    Cons

    Maintaining a health work/life balance can be challenging due to the hyper growth nature of the business and the desire to keep pace with colleagues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focused on the culture which made us great, avoid the big company curse and always think about the customer first.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 7 people found this helpful  

    The next great software company, no. Probably the next BMC:

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Bracknell, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Bracknell, England (UK)

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -On par with typical SaaS earnings
    -Great place to learn how to cold call

    Cons

    -Poor/Non-Existent people management
    -Exlusively KPI driven (KPIs developed by mature businesses from a different era)
    -Not at all a Silicon Valley culture. Basically like working for BMC (a very old, very un-silicon valley software company)
    -Culture of intimidation from the Veep downwards
    -Severe cronyism as everyone followed Veep from BMC
    -Long work hours
    -No social balance. You are there to make calls, bring in deals and they pay you. Any kind of enjoyment/banter is looked as taking your eye off the ball
    -Culture is viewed as people who work excessively hard and put AppD above all else. Consistently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Won't be taken on board as they already know better than anyone else in the industry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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