Compare AppDynamics vs Square BETA

See how working at AppDynamics vs. Square compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at AppDynamics vs. Square. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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AppDynamics

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Square

Employee Ratings

  • AppDynamics scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.5
(based on 609 reviews)
AppDynamics employees rated their Overall Rating 0.5 higher than Square employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 544 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.4
AppDynamics employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than Square employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.8
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.5
AppDynamics employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.5 higher than Square employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
4.2
Work-life balance
4.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.3
AppDynamics employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than Square employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.7
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.5
AppDynamics employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than Square employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
4.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
AppDynamics Ceo Danny Winokur
96%
96%Danny Winokur
AppDynamics employees rated their CEO Approval 10% higher than Square employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Square Ceo Jack Dorsey
86%
86%Jack Dorsey
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
89%
AppDynamics employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 6% higher than Square employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
83%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
83%
AppDynamics employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 10% higher than Square employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
73%

Salaries

Square has 782 more total submitted salaries than AppDynamics.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Senior Software Engineer44 Salaries
$142,946/yr
Senior Sales Engineer12 Salaries
$157,765/yr
Senior Project Manager2 Salaries
$128,626/yr
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Software Engineer251 Salaries
$131,938/yr
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$57,076/yr
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What Employees Say

  • Square had 13 more reviews than AppDynamics that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Pro.
  • AppDynamics had 14 more reviews than Square that mentioned "Work life balance" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Appd"(in 58 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 39 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 52 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 31 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 36 reviews)
"Appd"(in 36 reviews)
Cons
"Growing pains"(in 29 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 22 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Intern - User Researcher

I have been working at AppDynamics for less than a year

Pros

Awesome working environment, brilliant people to work with, and the best leadership I can ever imagine. Even during this difficult time, the team managed to provide an inviting, uplifting, growing... environment and helps me learn so much! I would totally recommend this intern experience!

Cons

The only con that I can think of would be: COVID makes things difficult, however, the team and AppD go beyond the limitation and make this intern experience extraordinary.

Current Employee - Software Engineer

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

Pros

Can't speak for other offices, but pay in Atlanta is top-of-market. Flexible culture. Work from home is going to be allowed permanently, even after the whole COVID situation is over. Flexible PTO.... Extensive parental leave. Good balance in engineering culture between shipping features and paying down tech debt. I think this is an overlooked variable at many companies. At Square my experience is that careful consideration is paid to the decision between moving quickly to deliver vs taking time to go back and clean up old messes. Upward mobility. If you come in as a junior engineer, you don't have to look for another job after 2 years to find more responsibilities and commensurate compensation increase. Evaluation for promotion is built-in to the system, and pay increases for promo are considerable, not just token raises. Worthwhile mission. Square is a company that actually takes its mission of "economic empowerment" seriously. It's not just a payments company or a POS company. It's a company that works hard to deliver the products that small businesses need. Interesting work. Whatever you're interested in, Square is probably doing it. Nitty-gritty payments code, ML, cryptocurrency, front-end design and engineering, etc. Room for growth as a company. There's still lots of uncaptured opportunity out there for Square, and the business is actively seeking it out.

Cons

Promotion process is kind of drawn-out and opaque. You work with your manager to put together a promo packet, but then don't hear anything back for at least several weeks. Company culture is fairly... homogenous politically. Some people are outspoken about their political beliefs, but it would probably be somewhat uncomfortable for someone who isn't at least moderately liberal to voice their beliefs. Not many cons. I plan to be at Square for the long-haul.

Job Postings

Square has 298 more recently posted open jobs than AppDynamics.