Appirio Reviews

Updated June 19, 2015
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Appirio CEO Chris Barbin
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Pros
  • Plenty of opportunities to look for with a great work-life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • I get to work from home and travel (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Company is growing quickly and we are having a difficult time staffing some projects (in 8 reviews)

  • We have growing pains, but are working on establishing processes to enhance and improve those challenges (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    Great place to work, learn and exercise your potential

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Architect in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Appirio full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast growing start-up and a pioneer in driving adoption of Cloud computing technology/solutions in the enterprise. This is a highly relevant space for the next decade or so, in these fast changing times. Awesome leadership and culture overall. Your voice is always valuable.

    Cons

    Hyper-growth causes stress on many fronts, and as long as you are able to cope with the ever changing environment and the challenges that come along, you would just enjoy every bit of it.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Too Great to Stay Away

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Appirio full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    After leaving and coming back to Appirio a short time later, I can say without a doubt that this company has a great culture, work/life balance that is valued and respected, and transparency throughout, which is hard to duplicate elsewhere.

    Cons

    Be prepared for a fast paced environment and change. This could potentially bring about stress at times, but if you thrive in these types of situations this is the place to be!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! Continue to disrupt and innovate while building something special.

    Appirio Response

    Jun 12, 2015Recruiting Manager

    So glad to hear this has been your experience and you are back part of the Appirio family!


  3. Helpful (3)

    High Stress_Low Reward

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Consultant in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Appirio full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Transparency from the top down. Innovative business working with smart people.

    Cons

    My consulting practice was a mess. Everyone is overworked, under trained, and unhappy. Unless you are in the Salesforce practice, good luck! Emerging practices and their needs for training and support are swept under the rug. No advancement opportunities and career paths are not discussed. Just an endless string of conference calls and late nights.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your emerging practices (Google, CSOD, Concur). These teams are struggling.

    Appirio Response

    Jun 11, 2015Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for sharing this feedback with us, I would like to speak with you to understand further if you want to reach out to me directly at jbarker@appirio.com or your HR Business Partner we would ... More


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Fast paced, aggressive growth, fantastic culture.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager

    I have been working at Appirio

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, great people. Very transparent company, excellent benefits plan, good compensation.

    Cons

    The usual stress of working at a consulting shop. Can be long hours and lots of travel. Of course they talk about work/life balance, but at some point all the work that keeps coming in has to get done. The same stuff you will find at any consulting firm.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Solid place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Appirio full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture is great, although it was better when the company was a bit smaller. Lots of transparency, the CEO seems genuinely concerned with morale. HR does a great job, and the staff overall is helpful, incredibly smart and fun. The work itself is challenging and rewarding.

    Cons

    The fast growth in the company has led to some communication breakdown. Many of us still don't know who does what in each department -- lots of duplication due to lack of teams coming together to keep everyone abreast of what's going on.

    Advice to Management

    While people cringe at the thought of more meetings, I think a simple biweekly meeting for specific practices could go a long way to bridging the gap and keeping people from feeling they are working on an island.


  7. Helpful (4)

    No career opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at Appirio

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome internal technology (everything is in the cloud, so we really practiced what we preached).
    Also great senior management/executive team (not so much all the management underneath that though)

    Cons

    Spent 2 years of my career here working late nights, weekends, and consistently being praised as a "top performer". However, was never rewarded for it. The constant reorganizations resulted in so many changes in manager that no consistent career path would ever come to fruition.
    It wasn't until I resigned and quit that promotional offers came in.

    If you want to keep people, reward them.

    Advice to Management

    Manage your talent.

    Appirio Response

    Jun 23, 2015Recruiting Manager

    I would love to discuss this feedback with you further if you are open to that, you can reach out to me directly at jbarker@appirio.com.


  8. Helpful (5)

    Challenging Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Appirio

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with really smart people on very high profile clients. Enjoy lots of opportunity to travel and encounter and solve some challenging business problems. Emphasis on giving back to the community and being a good team.

    Cons

    Lots of spin, and high pressure to live up to it. Very difficult environment to maintain any sense of self confidence or stability because of constantly working with new people, both internally and client side. Hard to develop trust and confidence in that circumstance.

    Advice to Management

    Don't believe your own spin so much, be more real and be more supportive of consultants. Don't just talk about work life balance.

    Appirio Response

    May 26, 2015Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for providing this feedback. If you would like to discuss further please reach out to me at jbarker@appirio.com.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Appirio full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good people and methodology tools

    Cons

    Management decision making is strained

    Advice to Management

    na


  10. Helpful (4)

    Misalignment between stated values and what is actually realized

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Consultant in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Appirio

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, working from home, strong user of Apple products, neat and innovative technology, disruptive models to cloud and crowd. Genuine model approaches for optimizing Salesforce deployments.

    Cons

    Delivery model is very much stuck in the old SDLC approach, labeling use of stand-ups and dev-only sprints as "hybrid agile" does not make one Agile nor enable benefits realization of the methodology. New hire approach is very much sink or swim. "Disruptive innovation" seems to be lip service to actually internalizing a culture of disruption. A lot of cracks in the culture as very senior leaders leave.

    Advice to Management

    Leverage truly disruptive approaches to better gauge the pulse of your employees, partners, and customers. Be more than about lip service to innovation. Think beyond the triple constraint when planning and delivering projects.

    Appirio Response

    Jun 11, 2015Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for providing this feedback, we would like to chat with you further about the feedback, feel free to reach out to me directly at Julie Barker at jbarker@appirio.com or your HR Business ... More


  11. Senior Manager Consulting Services

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I worked at Appirio full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome culture, and very transparent organization. Founders and Leadership team are very approachable. Organization has a way to keep a positive energy at all times.

    Cons

    Employers are a package deal, no one is perfect. As a package, Appirio is one of the best places to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the positive momentum going. Proud to be an Alumini



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