AppDirect

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Awesome people, long-term focus

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

I have been working at AppDirect full-time

Pros

What I love about AppDirect is that both CEOs and the board are focused on creating a company that will thrive in the long-term. Unlike most enterprise startups that raise tons of money (at enormouse cost to equity), hire tons of sales people to get on the IPO revenue growth curve (while completely ignoring profitability or sustainability), AppDirect's leadership has focused on minimizing dilution and growing for the long term. Not to say it's not growing - it definitely is - but it's not shortsighted growth that comes at the expense of long-term value.

As the other reviewer wrote, AppDirect also has a huge focus on its core values, and this applies from the top to the bottom of the company.

Also the office is gorgeous.

Cons

AppDirect doesn't offer a lot of the perks of a normal SV startup (free lunches and dinners every day etc.).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

As the company grows, make sure you maintain a tight nit culture.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Values oriented company

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

    I have been working at AppDirect full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This company is very values oriented and listening to what employees have to say despite it is already 70+ in size. They recently, for instance, had anonymous survey where you could rate management and various topics completely anonymously and provide feedback. Based on that average rating was between 4-4.5 which is really great taking into account number of people in the company. The company is very schedule-oriented and no matter what hey say they value delivery on schedule in the first place. On upside also is management which is absolutely not intrusive and let you do your job your way as soon as you meet your commitments. They also are very supportive with small requests and whatever makes business sense.
    Another huge plus is that company is profitable and cover it's expenses with it's revenue unlike vast majority of other startups out there.
    Also, I like people here and feel like everyone is pretty happy and pleasure to deal with.

    Cons

    The company is schedule-oriented, so if you prefer to work in more relaxed manner you might feel not very comfortable here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best Decision I've Made Yet, Here To Stay

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

    I have been working at AppDirect full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I've been with the company for less than a year, but here is what I can share of my experience so far:
    - Incredible culture focused on fostering growth and success
    - Opportunity to own more than your defined role and shine within the company
    - Flat org and access to executives at any time
    - Market leading platform that continues to improve and evolve into an industry disrupting technology
    - Working with the largest companies in the world and impacting millions of businesses
    - Great office atmosphere and amazing views (24th/25th Floor, 360-deg view of city and bay)
    - Competitive benefits (Equity, 401K w/ matching, Free Bay Club Membership, Free Healthcare/Dental/Vision, Catered Lunches, and others)
    - Monthly town halls to highlight successes, improvements, spotlight new hires, and share new initiatives

    There are plenty of other reasons, but the simplest way I can put it is: this is the best place I've worked yet and I feel like I'm a part of something that's making a difference.

    Cons

    - The company is still getting to the point of building training tailored to specific roles, meaning expect to be ready to own your role and find the answers - especially if on the business side
    - We operate pretty lean all things considered so the hours can be hectic and unpredictable at times
    - The product and capabilities continue to grow so it can be daunting at first

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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