Appian
3.7 of 5 29 reviews
www.appian.com Reston, VA 150 to 499 Employees

Appian Reviews

Updated Mar 7, 2014
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3.7 29 reviews

                             

70% Approve of the CEO

Appian President and CEO Matt Calkins

Matt Calkins

(23 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great!

Consultant (Former Employee)
Curl Tex Colonia, TX

I worked at Appian as a contractor for more than 5 years

ProsGreat working environment! It was great!

ConsNone, there was nothing negative

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Odd management

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Appian full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSmart people, interesting product, social crowd

ConsManagement is strange; almost Asperger's like

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn people skills

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great People, Product, Culture, and Opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Reston, VA

I have been working at Appian full-time for more than a year

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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Here, if you work hard, you get compensated appropiately

Software Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Appian full-time for less than a year

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

ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementThey are doing the right thing in recruiting heavily, lets hope everything works out.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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High quality engineers

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Appian

Pros- very smart people
- many career opportunities

ConsCould not think of any after two minutes.

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Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Reston, VA

I worked at Appian full-time for more than 5 years

Pros* There are some really good engineers, from which you can learn, have smart interactions, and produce something good.
* You can make some good friendships, since the group is small and, for good or bad, you're going to spend a lot of time in the office together.

Cons* Sadly not most of the people is top notch, although considering the company size and the area, the company is really lucky to have the good engineers they have.
* No real growth after certain level is reached. Everybody starts becoming a director or VP, which is starting to become a joke.
* Engineering is very undervalued, since in the eyes of the execs (even if they don't accept it), it doesn't produce money (like professional services does).
* CEO holds back the company because of fears, either founded or not, of loosing control.

Advice to Senior ManagementValue engineering since the company's lofty goals will only be achieved through it.

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Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Reston, VA

I worked at Appian full-time for less than a year

ProsYoung culture, very fun to be around

ConsBrand still underdeveloped. Could be heard of more.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore perks

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work out of college

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Appian

ProsYoung & highly talented staff, interesting work

ConsBrand name is still missing, location not optimal

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Appian full-time for more than 5 years

ProsAppian hires diverse and intelligent people who are always a joy to work with. Projects are always challenging and opportunities to move across projects for different experience is often available.. Steady and profitable year over year growth.

ConsSalary and benefits are average..

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep innovating.. Focus on a market and own it..

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Experience really depends on the type of project you are on...

Professional Services (Former Employee)
Reston, VA

I worked at Appian full-time

ProsGreat salary, benefits, company perks. Smart people. Opportunities for learning. Growing company. Very transparent.

ConsFor professional services, the type of project you are on determines your happiness working with the company. Luckily, most projects are short term, so if you are on a terrible project, chances are that it will end soon. However, if you are on a long term terrible project...well...good luck.

Advice to Senior ManagementLimiting career path opportunities. Even if some projects are long, its good to rotate employees on and off so that frustration doesn't build up and consultants don't become stale

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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