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AppDynamics Overview

San Francisco, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
2008
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
AppDynamics is the Application Intelligence company. With AppDynamics, enterprises have real-time insights into application performance, user performance and business performance so they can move faster in an increasingly sophisticated, software-driven world ... Read more

Mission: We Make the Digital World Work.
Our vision is to empower people and machines to continuously advance business performance to benefit everyone.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2019 (#58), 2014 (#11)

Company Updates

  • At AppDynamics, we don’t settle for the status quo. We challenge ourselves to do better every day – both for our customers and our employees. That’s why we’re incredibly honored and proud to be a winner of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in 2019 award! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQhzp

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  • Inside AppDynamics we have diverse communities where employees can connect, collaborate and thrive. Find out more about our diversity and inclusion initiatives:http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQJb7

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AppDynamics – Why Work For Us?


AppD employees in our Innovation Lab

We are excited to announce that AppDynamics is among the winners of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in 2019.  Apply today to join one of the best companies to work for in the US and UK!

Smarter, better, faster.

Working at AppDynamics means making an impact on everyone’s daily lives. Our Application Intelligence Platform helps today’s software-defined businesses proactively monitor, manage, and optimize the most complex software environments. All in real time, and all in production. We believe that every time you click into an app, we’re there to make sure you have the fastest transaction experience possible.

Hop on the ride! If you’re someone who loves the thrill of a fast-paced work environment, but also knows how to kick back and relax with co-workers – then you’re in luck because we’re growing, fast. Check out our opportunities at offices around the world. If you think you’re up to the challenge, we’d love to hear from you.

Visit the  AppDynamics Career Website to learn more and apply today. 

AppDynamics is headquartered in San Francisco and is expanding globally. We also have offices in New York, Texas, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, Singapore, India, Japan and more! Founded in 2008, AppDynamics joined the Cisco family in 2017. 

Leader - Magic Quadrant for APM, 2012-2018

AppD Cares began as a grassroots movement started by several charity-minded employees and is now an integral part of our culture.

Our Vision:  At AppDynamics, we make the digital world work. Our vision is to empower people and machines to continuously advance business performance to benefit everyone.

Our Values: Our values affect everything we do, and how we do it. Our employees are regularly recognized and rewarded for embodying them.

  • Better: We don't settle for the status quo. We challenge ourselves to do better every day, every moment. We do it ethically and with integrity. Where greatness is the destination, better is the journey.
  • Together: We are one team. Diversity makes us stronger. We invest in our people and have each other’s backs. Together, we take pride in the phenomenal work we do.
  • Transformation: We are agents of transformation. We are the vanguard bringing industry from soloed, big data, backward-looking analytics into a real-time contextual, predictive, actionable world.
  • Champions: We are champions of our customers. We are dedicated to solving our customers’ hardest problems. Their success is our success. Together, we dream big.
  • Positive: We want more than just a job. Every moment we have a choice. We choose positivity. We choose to be a force for good in the way we show up, work with our teams, and care for the communities we live in.
  • Fun: We love what we do. We’re serious about not taking ourselves too seriously. We are passionate about creating an environment where people love coming to work.

Our Commitment: AppD Cares. We believe we have a corporate social responsibility to give back to our communities in a way that is meaningful to our employees. Last year, we raised $278,838 in employee donations and 2,144 in volunteer hours across the globe. We’re proud to give back and support global and local causes, and give individually and as a team.

AppD employees enjoying free gourmet lunch on Wednesdays!

The award-winning culture at AppDynamics is definitely something to brag about, but there are more reasons that will make you excited to get out of bed and come into work!

Our headquarters is located in downtown San Francisco, centrally located near BART, Caltrain, Muni, ferry service, and a bike share station, plus we also offer pre-tax commuter benefits!

We deliver a comprehensive benefits package that includes many extras to set us apart from other employers. We listen to employee suggestions and go above and beyond to help our employees balance their personal and professional lives.

Compensation

Competitive salary, 401k match (4.5%), and equity to employees

  • Health and wellness
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family
  • Paid Time Off, Volunteer Time off, and Emergency Time Off
  • Company-wide year-end shutdown to recharge
  • Family planning assistance and generous parental leave
  • Charitable gift matching program
  • Global recognition program
  • Educational reimbursement
  • Financial knowledge classes
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

Rest and unwind

Take the necessary down time you need to stay productive. On top of our 10 national holidays, employees get 20 days of Paid Time Off per year, plus 5 days of Volunteer Time off, and, your birthday off! We also practice a mandatory company-wide shut down between Christmas and New Years. For those of us who work in an office, managers are flexible with work from home options, and as an in office pick me up, we’ve got on-site massage therapists at your service! We also have a weekly run club, quarterly meditation series and a yoga club.

Food and drinks

We provide weekly catered breakfast and lunch. For all other days, our fully stocked kitchens provide all the snacks, whether you're looking for something healthy (fruit, avocado, nuts) to something a little less so (chips, cheese, chocolate). With 20+ types of beverages, ranging from coconut water to cold brew and kambucha on tap, to wine, beer, tea and coffee, you will be able to eat and drink to your heart’s desire at all of our offices.

Gadgets and goods

We’ll set you up with new Apple equipment and whatever else you need to be productive. We also offer discounted or paid cell phone plans for our employees on-the-go meeting customers.

Fun and Extras

We bring our dogs to work on Fridays, get creative at Hack-a-thons, throw impressive happy hours and holiday parties, celebrate with team boat trips and escape room challenges, and let off steam with foosball, cricket, and ping pong!

Relax with biweekly on-site yoga classes
Women@AppD is one of AppD's Employee Resource Groups

At AppDynamics, we believe that the growth and development of a diverse employee community fosters innovation and enhances our competitive position with broader perspectives. 

Women@AppD

We at AppDynamics know that diverse teams drive the best innovations and business impact. We are an inclusive and collaborative culture who strive for leadership in attracting, retaining, and developing women in the workplace.

Here are some of the ways we invest in Women@AppD:

Pride@AppD

It is the inclusive culture created by everyone collaborating together that results in the greatest success. With these truths in mind, we strive to be a leader in attracting, retaining and developing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, asexual, questioning workers and their allies, and to foster a safe and inclusive working environment.

Here are some of the ways we invest in Pride@AppD

  • Engage in outreach: assist in LGBQTA events in the tech community 
  • Provide an inclusive community for LGBQTA individuals at AppDynamics (find/connect peers and allies)
  • Sponsors of SF Pride

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We appreciate and celebrate differences, and believe a diverse workforce benefits our employees, products and customers.

AppDynamics joined the Cisco family in the annual SF Pride Parade.
Our interns get the opportunity to learn from leaders across the company.

Start your career at AppDynamics

As a new graduate or intern at AppDynamics, you won’t be fetching any coffee, but you will be expected to dive into our codebase and make an impact starting from your very first day. This is the time to practice your skills, solve interesting technical challenges and work on cool products that millions of people actually use. You will be given the responsibility to work on critical projects, and build features from scratch and guess what, you get to determine all the architectural details on your own, meaning that you have the freedom to try what you want!

At AppD, you will get a lot of creative space to try things your way, with our world-class mentors right there to guide you. You get to be around experienced individuals who are really good at their craft -- they aren’t just smart people with technical expertise, they understand the process of how software gets built and know how to manage the process so you learn to build in the right way.

We have opportunities for new grads and interns in our various departments and engineering teams. Our open culture invites you to find the right spot where your passion and skills can come together. Explore our openings and find your perfect fit on our team.

University Recruiting Timeline

For technical roles, our University Recruitment season and interview processes start in September.  We usually fill most of our positions (full time and intern) by the end of December. Our interview process consists of:

  • A nontechnical informational chat (~20 minutes) with our UR Team
  • A coding exercise that takes about 2 hours
  • 2-3 technical phone interviews
  • Full-time candidates who pass the phone interviews will be brought onsite for a full day panel interview with the engineering team.
  • We are able to give you a decision within a matter of days, so we won’t keep you anticipating for long!

For non technical roles, we start on campus recruitment in January and fill the majority of roles by March. The interview process, location of role, and timeline vary from team to team. 

Interns enjoy countless events outside of the office. This group of interns bonded over a graffiti class.

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits thanks to Cisco
    Perks and office culture of a startup
    Smart, hardworking coworkers who genuinely care about helping you out
    Accessible, down-to-earth executives

    Cons

    Communication issues of a smaller company transitioning into a large one
    Sometimes speed is prioritized over quality or planning
    Still progress to be made on diversity & inclusion in management and sales/ product orgs

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on the strategic initiatives and keep honing and editing the priorities to provide clarity.

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AppDynamics Interviews

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at AppDynamics (San Francisco, CA) in July 2018.

    Interview

    One of the most pleasurable experiences I have ever had. One of the main standouts really had to be working with the recruiter. They really made the whole process a very positive experience. They were great at timely follow-up, asking how I was feeling about the interview and the position, making sure I knew where I was in the process, etc. Hats off to the great recruiting team at AppD!

    The actual interviews were great. Having the opportunity to interview both with Senior and mid-level Management was great. We discussed not only specific job skills but also soft-skills and how they related to the position, the team, and the company culture I thought was an important and relevant conversation to have.

    Interview Questions

    • When you have worked with challenging/difficult people/personalities on a project, what was your approach to address the challenge and how did you turn him/her into an advocate?   Answer Question
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AppDynamics Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in US. and UK, Glassdoor, 2019
  • The 2018 Tech Innovator Awards: Business Intelligence and Analytics, CRN, 2018
  • Leader in Application Performance Monitoring Suites, Gartner Magic Quadrant, 2018
  • Entrepreneur of the Year, Ernst & Young, 2016
  • Best Medium-Sized Company to Work For, Glassdoor, 2014
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