Appriss Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Appriss Co-Founder & CEO Michael Davis
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  1. Employee of 1 year weighing in; positive experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Tech in Louisville, KY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Pay and benefits are great
    -Lots of freedom and collaboration with boss when planning long term projects
    -Higher ups value input
    -Show appreciation for employees by sometimes bringing in catered food, gift cards, even a money blowing machine at the Christmas party
    -Lots of internal promotion, bosses don't seem to have any problem with interdepartmental moves either, no sour grapes or anything like that they just seem to want to help you succeed
    -A meritocratic feel

    Cons

    The IT structure is convoluted. Even just the naming structure of the many custom services and servers up and running are opaque, confusing, and nonstandardized. On at least a few occasions I recall getting admonished by superiors (not my boss though, Bob P. was a superb boss.) for confusions that only arose because of the byzantine naming conventions getting confused with the colloquial terms used internally to describe services and servers.

    Advice to Management

    What's the long term future of the company? I see the growth in the many different services that you're branching out to but what's Appriss's exclusive value when compared to other data aggregate companies? My concern is that Google and Amazon could move into many if not all of the spaces currently occupied by Appriss in the coming decade or sooner.


  2. Making a Difference Everyday!

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

    I have been working at Appriss full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    It's fun to work at Appriss - the people here are fantastic! This company has a purpose and we're creating better communities every day we go to work! I never have to muster up the energy to come to work and I'm working with really smart people! The benefits package is unbeatable these days; Appriss really cares about their employees and their health and financial well-being!

    Cons

    We are working on formalized processes, communication across departments, hitting target launch dates and a few other things but nothing you wouldn't see at any other company - - smaller or larger than Appriss.


  3. Great Mission-Keeping Communities Safe and Informed!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Appriss full-time

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, flexibility in work hours, supported by manager, great camaraderie with co-workers, meaningful work with freedom to get the job done, impressive benefits package, company continues to grow amidst the recent/current economy.

    Cons

    If not in a technical position, limited availability for movement into higher positions. Company continues to grow so also comes lots of change. This in itself is NOT a con; however, those employees within the company that do not like change or are resistent to it tend to be an obstacle.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be open to interacting with the all levels of employees. This makes the feel of the company "small" while continuing to grow.


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  5. Be part of a great growing company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Services Engineer II in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Field Services Engineer II in Louisville, KY

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

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

    Pros

    work-life balance is a great aspect of the company that is accomplished through ROWE. On the side of innovation with keeping communities safe and informed through our notification software.

    Cons

    As in every growing business the challenge of breaking out of "the way we used to do it" and adjusting to the new ways of conducting business.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the employees in the know about what is is going on company wide, instead of hearing it from the rumor mill.


  6. Amazing Employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Support Engineer in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Software Support Engineer in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Appriss full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable, competent coworkers
    Driven, inspiring leadership and company message
    Flexible work environment, time off, etc
    Plenty of incentives for performance and even health (bonuses based on health maintenance)
    Everyone matters. I was in meetings with VP's and even the CEO the first week surrounded by people that immediately respected and listened to my voice

    Cons

    Almost a little too flexible of a work environment if you aren't careful
    Nothing else, really

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. I love working here.


  7. Refreshing and Open- Everything they Claimed in the Interview

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Client Relationship Manager in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Appriss full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    -Culture
    -Benefits (free Healthcare and flexibility to work from home!)
    -Transparency within all levels of the org.
    -Challenging work
    -Meaningful contribution to society
    -Good Compensation

    Cons

    The onboarding process has been a bit intimidating. The sheer number of internal systems that you have to be able to navigate is overwhelming- let alone the intricacies of each client. It takes a long time (from what I have heard) to overcome the learning curve.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reward your employees and invest more in our resources. The workload across the organization seems to be at capacity.


  8. Great 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 Appriss full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible, Culture, Healthy, Innovative, Growth, Onsite Clinic

    Cons

    Location, Office layout, No Gym, N

    Appriss Response

    Sep 5, 2013Vice President of Human Resources

    We are currently reviewing the opportunity to add a gym to the Linn Station location in 2014. We have an on-site clinic that employees and their dependents can access free of charge..


  9. Overall great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Appriss

    Pros

    *Everyone's extremely nice and actually cares about you.
    *Good amount of training and support in case you have any question's or need help with something.
    *Well dressed
    *Professional
    *They go above and beyond to make you feel welcome

    Cons

    None, I loved this opportunity!

    Advice to Management

    Talk to the other branches, make sure there is clear communication and every manager knows what's going on.


  10. The best place I have ever worked

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Appriss

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Appriss truly cares about its employees and is proud of the work we do to assist victims and law enforcement. The culture is relaxed and comfortable, and there is an open-door policy with senior management. The work, given its nature, can be stressful, but there is a predominant feeling of being supported by the team around you, and that helps a lot. I don't think I will ever work anywhere else.

    Cons

    The company is growing quite fast, which is a challenge as far as getting adequate training for new folks.

    Advice to Management

    Focus a bit more on in-depth training.


  11. Okay Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Appriss

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay considering
    Open door policy in a way
    Nice people considering
    Training available
    No dress code, could dress casual
    Helped a lot of people during the job

    Cons

    People got lazy
    Management quit caring about their employees
    Hiring for shift need didn't make much sense. We'd get new people still be short staffed because management didn't hire for the shifts needed
    A lot of he said she said stuff
    Flexibility for some employees others not so much
    Bonuses seemed to get cut
    Activities for employees died down



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