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AppDynamics Overview

San Francisco, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
2008
Company - Private
Information Technology
$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: Our mission is to ensure that software applications, which today’s business depends on, always deliver operational impact and the expected business results.


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AppDynamics – Why Work For Us?



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.

 

Great Company.

We're a fast-growing company, and people love working here. It's exciting to work somewhere that you make a difference every day.

Great People.

At AppDynamics you’ll get to work with some of the leading talents in the application space from top-notch schools like Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon, Brown, UIUC, MIT, Stanford, Waterloo and more.


                       


Great Culture.

From Paw It Forward, Adopt-A-Family, and Diwali to Hackathons and Breast Cancer Awareness, we celebrate different values and culture, but what ties us all together is our collaborative nature and the means to get stuff done.

Great Location.

We’re headquartered right in the heart of San Francisco’s SOMA district. Great restaurants and great bars are only a few steps away. We also have offices in New York, Texas, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, Singapore, India, and Japan!


                       

 

AppDynamics is headquartered in San Francisco and is expanding globally. Founded in 2008 and led by proven innovators, AppDynamics has rock solid funding from top tier venture capital firms including: Greylock, Lightspeed, Kleiner Perkins, IVP, Battery Ventures, ClearBridge, and Sands Capital.


 

Leader - Magic Quadrant for APM, 2015


  

At AppDynamics we believe in openness. Our leadership is friendly and approachable — we'd say we have an open door policy, but, well, we don't actually have doors.

Today’s consumer-driven world moves faster than ever. Everything from your customer experience to revenue depends on how your software apps perform. AppDynamics delivers real-time access to every aspect of your business and operational performance, so you can anticipate problems, resolve them automatically, and make smarter, more certain business decisions. Application Intelligence provides the business and operational insights into application performance, user experience and business impact of your software applications.

So at every point in time, you can know more and know it faster. It’s more than monitoring—it’s true Application Intelligence. If you join us (and we hope you will), you’ll be involved in everyday innovation, working on products that affect millions of people – from the ops teams that are in charge of the applications to the people that use them.

Hackathon, June 2016 


91 percent of our employees say they would recommend their friends to work at AppDynamics! Our startup within a startup model arises from core values that encourage everyone to innovate, create and explore. We commit to an open, transparent, and constructive culture where everyone can work together. As we power forward, we look to bring on people who share our values that guide the way we work:

Customer Centricity

Disruptive Innovation

Collaboration and Transparency

Intellectual Honesty

Getting (the Right) Stuff Done

Winning with Integrity


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!

We are a brand new state of the art office 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, 401(k) plan, and equity to employees.

Health and wellness

We offer 100% paid for benefits, including medical, dental, vision care, and life insurance for you and your family. We also have our Choose Your Benefit Program which offers a monthly allowance of $65 USD to use towards a personal enrichment benefit of choice such as gym membership or classes. Or if you prefer, we have weekly run club, meditation, and yoga club!

Rest and unwind

Take the necessary down time you need to stay productive. On top of our 10 national holidays, we have a flexible vacation policy and there’s also the option to work from home. As an in office pick me up, we’ve got on-site massage therapists at your service!

Food and drinks

We provide weekly catered breakfast and lunch, plus all the snacks, fruits and drinks 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 cell phone plans for our employees on-the-go meeting customers. 

Fun and Extras

We bring our dogs to work, 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!



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 In Technology

We believe that women bring invaluable qualities to the playing field. Women offer a unique diversity in their styles of communication, thought processes, approaches to problems, creativity, and novels point of views that is unparalleled by any other factor. That is why we strive to foster a female friendly work environment that will attract and retain the best women in the workforce. It is the synergy created by everyone collaborating together that makes AppDynamics an innovative place to be and provides the best opportunity for success.

Here are some of the ways we invest in Women in Technology:

FountainBlue Luncheon - Women Leading Innovation Panelists, October 2016


Pride In Technology

It is very important to us as a company to be as innovative as possible, and to be innovative, we must foster a diverse environment, where people from different backgrounds can contribute their ideas in a space they feel safe. Supporting historically underrepresented groups, such as the LGBQTA* Community, is the best way to attract those individuals to the organization, and continue to help grow and diversify our workforce. As our founder Jyoti Bansal says, “There can be no innovation without equality." 

Here are some of the ways we invest in Pride in Technology:

  • 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

SF Office Pride Celebration, June 2016


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.




Greylock Techfair, July 2016

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!

Our startup within a startup model gives you a lot of creative space to try things your way, and our world-class mentors are 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.


Interns in their natural habitat, Summer 2016

University Recruiting Timeline

Our team travel starts in September and ends at the end of October. Interview processes begins in September, and 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 Head of University Recruitment
  • 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!

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    Pros

    To understand the culture of AppDynamics, you need to start with its founders. Both Jyoti and Bhaskar were engineers before they started AppD. This means the company is very focused on technology and innovation which is great if you care deeply about DevOps and performance.

    That being said, the culture is also growing and changing as more people join the company. It's a delicate balance between new and old but the growth challenge is what drew me to the company.

    Everyone I've met has impressed me with a great work ethic and a willingness to push the envelope. This is not a company for people who want to sit back and turn on cruise control. I come to work every day excited to learn something new and help push the company a millimeter in a new direction.

    Compensation is great here. The benefits are awesome. Drinks and snacks in the kitchen. Massage therapists two days a week. Good health care coverage. You've got everything you would expect of a tech company.

    The bottomline is - join AppD if you want to grow your career and gain experience taking a company from 1000 employees to 10,000.

    Cons

    As I mentioned in the Pros section of my review, AppD is growing very fast. That means there will be some growing pains as people join and add to the culture of the company. All of this growth is exacerbated by the fact that we have very aggressive goals in the next 4-5 years.

    Communication can be a challenge at times - making sure the left hand knows what the right hand is doing.

    Hiring can be challenging because we're a very enterprise-focused company. That means our market awareness is not as strong as other companies in the valley. This will change as we continue to gain market share.

    Advice to Management

    Protect and maintain a culture of engineering, technology, and innovation. This is what will keep AppD competitive in the marketplace and attract top talent.

    Be willingness to teach, mentor, and grow your employees so that they stay for the long haul.

    We should make it clear that culture is very important at AppD and we should continually express and explicitly state our culture to employees year-round.

    Have fun as much as possible. Keep doing awesome Halloween events. Keep doing ugly sweater parties. Keep volunteering around the world. Keep smiling.

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AppDynamics Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at AppDynamics (Dallas, TX) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Interview process was very fast and informative! Everyone I talked to was extremely friendly and courteous. Recruiter was transparent and informed on what the company was looking for, and definitely sold the companies culture and benefits well. Even as a candidate, I felt like everyone I spoke with appreciated my skill sets and was interested in ME, and I did not feel like I was running the gauntlet to complete for their attention.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about familiarity with cloud vs server and addons such as Zephyr.   Answer Question
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AppDynamics Awards & Accolades

  • Entrepreneur of the Year, Ernst & Young, 2016
  • #9 Cloud 100 List, Forbes, 2016
  • Leader in Application Performance Monitoring Suites, Gartner Magic Quadrant, 2015
  • Best Medium-Sized Company to Work For, Glassdoor, 2014
  • #1 Cloud Computing Company and CEO To Work For, Forbes, 2013
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