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Mixed Bag

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at AppDynamics full-time

Pros

There are great perks such as food, chair massage and a lot of happy hours. It's also an exciting atmosphere to be part of a company doing so well.

Cons

Rude, entitled people, unprofessional management/HR & upward movement is a joke. Very wasteful use of money. I honestly don't know how they are doing so well.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 14 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time

    Pros

    Based on where you fall, life at AppDynamics can range from 'ok' to 'pretty bad'. However, pending the outcome of the lawsuit with CA Wily, the IPO does seem to be a very real possibility. There are some very good engineers here for the product. As someone already noted, the overwhelmingly positive reviews were a propaganda campaign run by the marketing department in early 2013.

    Cons

    Extremely political, competitive and chaotic environment, in most cases without any direction. An ugly culture of self-congratulation and one-upmanship. There are many inexperienced and unqualified employees who are emboldened out of sheer ignorance, hired out of desperation to fill the ranks. Outside of the product itself, there seems to be no coherent strategy whatsoever. The sales and marketing team are a caricature of what you would expect to find.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maturity will help you in the long-run. Stop rewarding bad behavior. Focus on long-term strategy and genuine employee well-being.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    A startup with interesting work and a real business model

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    • 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

    Founder/CEO is a veteran in this market.
    VP of eng is Adobe veteran who has implemented many positive changes in engineering practices.
    A rare and delightful business model: we make software, companies pay us to use it, and then buy more because they like it!
    Great colleagues (I'm in product engineering).
    Dedicated to making customers successful.
    The whole team is focused on doing one thing well.
    Lots of interesting problems for engineering.
    We are constantly making the company better.

    Cons

    Fierce competition in this market (but we're doing very well against it).
    Very few women in engineering.
    Some startup growing pains.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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