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Appian Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
36 Reviews

3.9
36 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Financially stable future looks bright

    Cons

    Growth might be too fast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't change culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Financial Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great pay for the position

    Cons

    no status or return calls

  3.  

    Would-be amazing, except...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    Pros

    The company is in an amazing industry, ranks incredibly high in Gartner and Forrester reviews, has amazing people, product, values, except... company has insane gossip problem. Many talented individuals have terminated short of reaching amazing potential because management strategy to deal with problem is poor. Advice is to "just don't get involved" or "just ignore it"

    Cons

    Company has insane gossip problem. Many talented individuals have terminated short of reaching amazing potential because management strategy to deal with problem is poor. Advice is to "just don't get involved" or "just ignore it."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use upper management to work worth this issue. Do not tolerate gossip, trash talking or negative behavior ESPECIALLY from middle management! Company culture has the potential to be amazing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Some of the smartest people I've worked with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Strong culture of individual contribution and high achievement. Lots of opportunity for personal growth and broad exposure to technical marketing and consulting. High recruiting standards- many of my best friends are the brilliant and fun people that overlapped with my career at Appian.

    Cons

    Struggled to retain talent- employee retention was not a priority and turnover was high.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Corporate Culture, Sub-par Benefits and Growth Opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Services  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Professional Services in Reston, VA

    Pros

    The corporate culture is great! Most people are young, friendly and a lot of fun to work with. Everyone they hire is smart, but never brags about it. The software is very interesting and has a lot of potential. They train incoming employees thoroughly to ensure that we are useful almost immediately. The management works hard to place each employee on a project based on their skills and their personal needs. They always are your advocate in tough client situations. Additionally, the holiday party and corporate retreat are very enjoyable and well-done.

    Cons

    The benefits and salary are low compared to the industry standard. This would be less of a problem if there were opportunities for raises or bonuses, but the only way to get a raise is to get promoted. For a certain professional services position, there are employees ranging from mid-20's to mid-30's who all get the exact same compensation regardless of tenure at Appian. Some of the project managers are underqualified and certainly less competent than others who have a lower position. Also, the founders are generally cold and seem to lack social skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build the brand, be more personable, offer monetary rewards for excellent performance and consider giving raises, even just to keep up with inflation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    I was there for a year and wouldn't go back

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer  in  Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Vienna, VA

    Pros

    Some people working there are fun

    Cons

    Benefits were cut (company cruise, Friday perks). Salaries well below the average for industry and the area. Paralysis by analysis on tech side. And side projects/indie time never happened

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove non-tech managers from tech positions. It's killing your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great!

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Curl Tex Colonia, TX
    Former Employee - Consultant in Curl Tex Colonia, TX

    Pros

    Great working environment! It was great!

    Cons

    None, there was nothing negative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Odd management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Smart people, interesting product, social crowd

    Cons

    Management is strange; almost Asperger's like

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn people skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great People, Product, Culture, and Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA

    Pros

    + Appian employees are smart and driven high performers who are motivated to do their best work. Employees have access to executives and overall, it's a fun and friendly crowd. You can't ask for better colleagues.

    + Appian is a technology company and it's got an excellent product. We drink our own champagne at Appian and use our product across functional departments for various processes.

    + Appian has a great culture of intelligence, meritocracy and community that the four founders started 14 years ago. The company is also committed to client success and product innovation.

    + Appian has been growing in company size, customer base, license bookings, and other metrics. As a small, private company, it offers many opportunities for employees to rotate or transfer between different departments, relocate overseas, and move up quickly if you're a star.

    Cons

    + Compare to some of the other larger companies, the benefits are not as generous but it has been getting better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Here, if you work hard, you get compensated appropiately

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    Pros

    Alot of opportunities, maybe too many? Hahaha. There is a lot to be done here, and smart hard-working people do it.

    Cons

    There is only one way: The Hard Way. You cannot just go from 9 to 5 everyday and expect to get things done, and you are told this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are doing the right thing in recruiting heavily, lets hope everything works out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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