AppDynamics Reviews

Updated March 15, 2015
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AppDynamics Founder & CEO Jyoti Bansal
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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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  1. Harsh environment depending on which engineering team you become a part of.

    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Quick pace growth here otherwise you'll be left in the dust
    People are easy to get along with and there's always a good group heading out for happy hour

    Cons

    Certain engineering managers are very difficult to work with.

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

    Sales Rep

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great industry and exciting company. Looking forward to the next few years as we continue to roll out exciting new offerings

    Cons

    Rapid growth causes some pains but nothing that is substantial enough to mention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focused on growth and customer satisfaction and everything else will fall into place

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

    Great Culture and Great People

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at AppDynamics

    Pros

    culture, flexibility, opportunities, leadership, compensation, business impact

    Cons

    somewhat disorganized along product management lines, lacking a robust QA organization across the engineering org

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get product management organized and add more QA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Accountant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Accountant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at AppDynamics

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and perks, top management cares about employees..

    Cons

    I cant think of any................

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Fantastic vision of where business is going

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Leadership is spot on, these are not talking heads, they understand where businesses are going and they are leading the charge. The technology here is fantastic, as we expand the product portfolio great things can happen which will solve age old problems.

    Cons

    As the company grows up from being a startup to a big company it will be challenging to keep the startup culture and innovation culture. There is a strong emphasis on sales, which is to be expected in driving the level of growth expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let corporate culture change the pace of innovation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. The next great software company

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at AppDynamics

    Pros

    Everyone is passionate & buys-in! Everyone is focused on customer success! We bend over backwards to make our customers happy. Lots of big fish in a relatively small pond. Approachable, inspiring leaders. Meritocracy: performers are rewarded. Pay is above market, in my opinion. Numbers back up the talk: phenomenal growth!

    Cons

    Its been a sprint for many years... some are growing road-weary. We need to go public and create some liquidity for the 'worker bees.' Sales, Engineering, Support are rock stars, experienced guys & gals. Some other units need to catch up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    File the S1!! Besides that, change nothing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Epic startup

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at AppDynamics full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Definitely unique, special and Epic enterprise software startup.
    Just watching it taking off and going straight through the stratosphere or whatever may call it was worth it.
    And being in product support I got the best view. It was awesome.

    Cons

    I probably didn't like a lot of things, but was it worth it? Absolutely!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always autoformat source code on checkin

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 15 people found this helpful

    Hitting some headwinds, frustrated employees

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    Former Employee - Recruiter
    Former Employee - Recruiter

    I worked at AppDynamics full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very competitive and fast growing APM market

    Cons

    Political hell, some department are dysfunctional, what you do depends on who you know, sweet if you are a ass-kisser and are accepted by the "small club". Be cautious about the faked five start comments, some constructive comments by my ex-colleagues disappeared mysteriously!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act quickly before too late

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 6 people found this helpful

    Unusual culture, very different from other silicon valley companies

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    close to Bart and Embardero

    Cons

    The corp culture in AD is very unique and very different from other silicon valley companies, which may be related to the fact that most of the leaders/managers don't have education backgrounds in United States. If you are not from the similar background, you will find it very hard to fit into.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. The most beautiful and revwarding experience I ever had

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    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 a 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

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