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Challenging workplace with an emphasis on hyper growth

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Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at AppDynamics full-time for more than a year

Pros

Constantly being challenged
All the tools needed to do your job are given to you
VERY STRONG product
Loyal Customers

Cons

fiefdom mentality with extremely narrow pool of talent being brought in, namely McAfee, BMC and ex-CA Wily
protectionist stance with leadership, not advancement from within...
Big company/corporate leadership team out of tune with challenges of small hyper-growth startup...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Recruit outside of BMC, CA, McAfee....there is a lot of talent out there and neither one of these three are making hay in the software space lately (cloud?)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    I thought I had an A game, but this company has helped me take it to a whole new level

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    Current Employee - Management  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Management in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Challenge: once you're past the gruesomely challenging interview process, you're now considered a part of the family. This company will throw you into the deep end and expect you to sink or swim. You're given the opportunity to actually show your true strengths without bureaucratic red-tape holding you back. There never has been a day where I felt I wasn't being challenged to my fullest potential.

    - IQ: the collective intelligence and experience of this company is nothing to take lightly. There is a powerhouse of industry experience, knowledge and IQ.

    - Culture: this company does care about the employees. Just recently HR held a leaderboard of ideas for employees to suggest the benefits they would like to see. Of the top five, 4 of them were adopted and rolled out within a month. Employee benefits are not lip-service for recruiters to attract new prospects; they actually do take care of their work force.

    - Food: best breakfasts and catered lunches. Bottomless supply of drinks, coffee, snacks and even meals for those days you want to grab a quick lunch at the office for yourself.

    - Office: you can sit and work, stand and work, walk and work on the tread-desks, or throw your legs up and lounge in any of the "lounges" that are placed throughout the office.

    - Massages: this speaks for itself

    - Highly competitive salaries, stock options. No 401k matching, but you cannot expect that from a pre-IPO company at this stage.

    Cons

    - Working in downtown SF means paying lots of $$ for rent. Luckily the salary helps with that.
    - No bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

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

    The only vendor who can transform IT management and rival Splunk

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at AppDynamics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Best in class technology and market leadership with significant momentum relative to their peers
    - The product genuinely solves business problems for its customers
    - Exceptional sales leaders (VPs) in US and EMEA with unstoppable reps and field execution means AppDynamics will continue to disrupt and scale regardless of competition
    - Fantastic new office downtown San Francisco provides a great working environment

    Cons

    - Definition of "A player" varies
    - Accountability needs to be enforced across all teams and employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees and keep killing the dinosaurs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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