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Awesome people, long-term focus

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

I have been working at AppDirect full-time

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

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 Management

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

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    Values oriented company

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.


  2. Best kept secret in San Francisco!

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

    I have been working at AppDirect

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

    Pros

    - Has a culture and value system that everybody actually operates on.
    - Focused on an incredibly large market opportunity. The skies the limit.
    - Everything is first-class. The company does not cut corners or pinch pennies.
    - A team that has executed on deployments with some of the largest companies in the world.
    - Very "under-the-radar" which removes a lot of the misguided hype present in many startups.
    - Flat organizational structure. Everybody is accessible and willing to help.
    - Hard not to get excited about the growth the company is experiencing on all fronts.

    Cons

    - Very complicated platform. Sometimes hard to convey the value proposition.
    - Being a primarily white-label solution it is hard to grow a strong brand in the general market.
    - Delivery of product sometimes has a lot of professional services required.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep focused and executing.
    - Maintain the strong focus on values and don't compromise.


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