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One Of The Best Career Decisions I Have Made Yet

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer - Customer Success in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer - Customer Success in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

I was looking for something new and exciting and I finally setteled with AppDynamics. They have filled those requirements and so much more. I was fairly new to the whole concept of APM before I was thrown into it and the excitement hasn't let up since day one. Even with a good run professionally with good teams, good projects, good pay, good people etc. AppDynamics has taken it all to another level. The company is loaded with smart, hard-working people and every piece of the company is dynamic and energetic. The cutlure is really fun and even in my not so long tenure have started to make not just good office relationships but even good friends there. (The external events such as paintball, dinners, happy hour, the zoo, etc don't hurt either.)

There is always something to learn, something to investigate, something to do. Its a great ride and I only see it staying that way.

Bottom line, this was a good career decision to come to AppDynamics and I am very happy to be there. I am learning a lot and also getting to be involved in many things in addition to my own job which keeps things interesting.

Cons

In full honestly, it was a bit overwhelming to start, but with the combination of being a new domain for myself and a slight change from my previous professional life this was probably due to my own lack of knowledge in the domain along with the growing pains of a start-up.

Sometimes the battles are long and even with that feeling of driving a problem to a successful conclusion, it can wear on you. This though would apply anywhere and isn't specific to AppDynamics.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do not let explosive growth prevent new ideas and recommendations from staff from ever seeing the light of day. Embrace the strengths of staff, even if those strengths are out of their area within the company.

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    Breath of fresh air

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

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Group of laser focused APM specialists who want to create an IT management company that isn't boring and doesn't suck
    - Place where ideas can happen, no idea is stupid or off topic, just make it happen and learn
    - Pretty good compensation relative to other IT management vendors or startups

    Cons

    - The free massages can sometimes be painful but that depends on your level of fitness

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make employees more accountable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Become part of a real success story

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

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

    Pros

    A true startup success story,
    Hyper-growth period providing many possibilities for employees
    Fun environment: Work hard, party hard
    Good team, great customers

    Cons

    Not a really a con but self-starter personalities required
    Some normal growing pains due to amazing growing speed
    Work load reflects startup mentality

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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