Appian Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
41 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Appian full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible, smart, challenging, friendly, passionate.

    Cons

    Sometimes really mind and physically exhausting.

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    Positive Outlook
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  2.  

    Great place; lots of focus on customer success

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    There is a strong corporate culture and focus on customer success. There is a good mix of talent internally between long-time staff and those that have joined recently. Strong focus on promotion from within. The technology is heavily focused on innovation to take advantage of consumer product innovation. New offices are nicely arranged and open.

    Cons

    Even in the local area, many haven't heard of Appian, so it requires some explaining to family/friends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3.  

    Excellent culture, Fast growth. Pre-IPO

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Appian full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Culture and People. They hire extremely smart people that have varied interests outside of work. Everyone is friendly and very helpful.

    Cons

    With all the growth it's sometimes hard to keep up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the culture doesn't change as we get bigger

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    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A place of passion, opportunity, stress, smart people, and a great product

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering in Reston, VA

    I have been working at Appian full-time

    Pros

    The people are very smart, motivated to do a great job, and happy to lend a hand to a fellow co-worker. Pay is good, and leadership is trying to improve. The product is interesting to work on and the future seems very interesting.

    Cons

    There is a disdain for "work-life balance". People are expected to put in long hours often; some of the management is trying to change this. The processes are confusing, and there this company observes the absolute bare minimum of holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider the work-life balance, not as something nice to have, but rather something to get more effective decisions and results from the staff. Continue trying to fix the processes and problems. Be comfortable looking at your self for any causes of problems.

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    Positive Outlook
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  6.  

    Innovation & Culture

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    Current Employee - Associate Consultant  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    - Best ideas win
    - Company moving in right direction
    - Visionary leadership
    - Company culture highly valued
    - Endless opportunities
    - One of top two or three products in BPM space
    - Incredible, intensive training
    - MANY out of office events

    Cons

    - Headquarters aren't in major city (Reston, VA)
    - Highly selective recruitment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to Learn and Shine as and Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Reston, VA

    I worked at Appian as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Each project is unique and challenging.
    - Supportive company culture when you need it.
    - Good compensation.
    - Opportunities to work on side projects and be recognized for them.
    - Many events for interns and employees.
    (Internship Specific)
    - Great to work with other college aged students.
    - Young and relatable workforce.
    - Immerses you in an enterprise agile development environment.

    Cons

    - Appian is currently rapidly expanding and there are some growing pains.
    - It takes time to familiarize yourself with the architecture of the system.

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  8.  

    Financial Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Appian

    Pros

    great pay for the position

    Cons

    no status or return calls

  9.  

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Appian

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Would-be amazing, except...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Appian

    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
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  11.  

    Some of the smartest people I've worked with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Appian

    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.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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