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AppFolio Overview

Santa Barbara, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (APPF)
Computer Hardware & Software
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Hi, We’re AppFolio.

We’re revolutionizing the way people do business. We focus on our customers, are guided by our company values and believe that happy engaged AppFolians deliver an outstanding customer experience. Together we make our ... Read more

Mission: AppFolio (NASDAQ: APPF) launched in 2006 with the mission to revolutionize vertical industry businesses by providing great software and service. Today our software solutions exist in multiple verticals: AppFolio Property Manager, MyCase Law Firm Software, and AppFolio Investment ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2020 (#45), 2016 (#24)

Top CEOs: 2018 (#11), 2016 (#7)

Company Updates

  • Attention Recent Grads! We’re on the hunt for passionate people who want to make a positive impact on our customers’ lives. Does that sound like you? We love where we work – and you can, too. Learn more at #universityrecruiting #earlycareer #lovewhereyouwork #iheartappfolio

  • Today we celebrate Earth Day, a day dedicated to the protection, sustainability, and longevity of the environment. We can make a difference together, even when we’re apart. #earthday #sustainability #iheartappfolio

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AppFolio – Why Work With Us?

We're revolutionizing the way people do business.

Our easy-to-use, cloud-based software helps over 23,000 customers across the country more effectively market, manage and grow their business. Our company is fueled by a team of AppFolians who are dedicated to creating innovative products, making a difference in our customers'​ lives, and collaborating for a positive impact each and every day.

Founded in 2006, AppFolio, Inc. offers industry-specific, cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) and data analytics to the real estate and legal markets. 

Products in our real estate vertical include AppFolio Property Manager, AppFolio Property Manager PLUS, and AppFolio Investment Management, while our legal vertical includes MyCase legal case management software.

With our headquarters in Santa Barbara, CA, and offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, Dallas, and Boston, our business is built for long-term success, and we’re growing every day. Our talented and agile teams understand the importance of listening to our loyal customers and aim to solve complex problems with simple solutions.

Together we make our culture great every day and we are looking for more innovative and passionate AppFolians to join us on our mission to revolutionize business.



Hi, We’re AppFolio 

We’re innovators, changemakers, and collaborators, and we’re revolutionizing the way people do business. We focus on our customers, are guided by our company values and believe that happy engaged AppFolians deliver an outstanding customer experience. Together we make our culture great every day and we are looking for more AppFolians to join our team.

We Focus on What Matters

We embrace the big picture and don’t sweat the small stuff. Here are some of the many reasons we love where we work.

Competitive Benefits

Our benefits plan allows you to take care of yourself and your family — from comprehensive health, dental and vision coverage to employer-matched 401Ks, we invest in our team so you can live your best life both at work and at home.

Grow Your Career

Learning is a part of our every day at AppFolio and with countless options to innovate and develop new skills, you'll have the opportunity to make an impact while growing in your career.

Celebrate Together

Traditions run deep at AppFolio, so we celebrate everything from product launches to “Appiversaries”, and treat customer successes as our own. We think it’s important to recognize when we’ve accomplished something great together.

Give Back

Our teams value giving back to our local communities and making a positive impact through volunteer service. From an extra day off to support the causes you care about to company-wide give back events, we love seeing AppFolians make a difference in and out of the office.

Enjoy the Extras

Our benefits go beyond just the basics. From daily yoga and gym discounts to fully-stocked kitchens and onsite car washes, you’ll enjoy lots of extras that make life a little easier.

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Great People, Great Culture

When we ask AppFolians to explain why they love where they work, we can’t seem to get just one answer. One common theme: great people, great culture. We value diversity in backgrounds and perspectives and depend on it to drive our innovative culture. Don’t just take it from us, hear from AppFolians why they love where they work.

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AppFolio Oars

Here at AppFolio, we’re into traditions. We believe that celebrating meaningful moments along the way allows us to take a step back and appreciate all that we’ve accomplished together. Below are just a few of our AppFolio Traditions, you’ll have to join our team to find out the rest!


Oar Signings

Klaus Schauser and Jon Walker started AppFolio in 2006 with a vision to revolutionize the way businesses grow and compete by offering best practices and creating technology designed for specific vertical markets. Our oar-signing tradition began a year later in preparation for the company's inaugural rafting trip, when our first CEO crafted an oar in his garage and the AppFolio team signed it to mark our first anniversary.  A tradition was launched. Today, the entire AppFolio team signs oars to commemorate each and every company milestone. These oars represent the hard work and passion of all of our AppFolians over the years, and we look forward to signing many more in the future. 


Avocado Takedown

The annual Avocado Takedown is a competitive guacamole-making contest that unites AppFolians across departments and offices to battle for bragging rights for the best guacamole. By allowing AppFolians to unleash their creativity alongside colleagues cross-departmentally, we open up lines of communication, build relationships, and create a sense of community amongst employees -- all while enjoying some delicious guac! 


AppFolio T-Shirts

Now we know what you’re thinking: how can “T-shirts” be a tradition? Well, when you join the team you’ll find out! T-shirts are big for us because they symbolize accomplishments, create bonds within teams, and are just really cool! When you walk around AppFolio’s campus you’ll see many team members “repping the brand” and wearing AppFolio T-shirts.

Appiversaries & Shout-Outs

 We love celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of our team members! Annually, AppFolians receive congratulations on their “Appiversary”, otherwise known as the anniversary of their start date. Milestone Appiversaries receive recognition at our monthly company meetings from our CEO, at five years you receive the coveted AppFolio 5-year Vest, and at ten years you receive the AppFolio 10-year jacket and the opportunity to take a sabbatical. 

To close out our monthly Company Meetings, we announce the Shout-Out award – an award that recognizes game-changing employees at all levels throughout the company. Each winner receives the coveted "Shout-Out" trophy, a reserved parking space, bragging rights for the month, and a place in AppFolio history.

Hack Day

One of AppFolio’s longest-running traditions is our biannual Engineering Hack Day; a two-day “hackathon” used to push the boundaries on innovation. As our VP of Engineering, John Yoder, puts it, “It’s all about getting creative and thinking outside of the box. It’s a time to challenge our team to step out of the normal, day-to-day workflow, and think about ways to solve problems that are much different than what we’ve applied before”.


We believe that when we empower great minds, we embolden our future. Hack Day embodies one of our core values that great, innovative products are key to a great business. Since Hack Day's inception, over 25 new features developed during the events have been integrated into our core products, ultimately allowing our customers to better market, manage and grow their businesses. 

Find Your Fit

It takes an entire team of talented and passionate individuals to revolutionize business. At AppFolio, we blend ambition and curiosity with compassion and hard work to inspire change every day. It's a unique mix of people and ideas that equals our best work in everything we do — from engineering to customer success. It also means that every AppFolian is dedicated to making a difference in our customers' lives and collaborating with co-workers for a positive impact.

We’re always looking for future team members who thrive in a fast-paced, innovative and energetic environment. We're hiring in all offices across the country from our Santa Barbara Headquarters to our Boston office, and we need your help to continue to revolutionize business!

Find Your Fit at AppFolio


We Engineer Happiness

We collaborate every day to make a difference in our customers’ lives and we’re looking for innovative thinkers and passionate people to add to our team.

Customer-first Engineering

We’re 100% customer-focused; it’s in our DNA. On the Engineering team, this means we work directly with our customers to understand their needs and they often know us by name.

Innovation Meets Entrepreneurship

Each engineering team acts autonomously as its own self-sustaining business. We have the mindset, skills, and confidence to consistently realize new value for our customers.

Small, Focused Teams

We work in focused teams to keep us agile in a fast-paced environment. We’re optimized for creativity and autonomy because we know that faster releases = faster learning.

Program in Paradise

Life's too short to not love where you live. With office locations in the most desirable cities on in the country, our engineers enjoy a lifestyle that reminds us there's more to life than just work.

Simpler is Better

We work diligently to keep our code, our product, and our organization simple. We’re willing to go the extra mile if it means making our customers’ lives easier and our products better.


Built to Last

AppFolio is built for long-term success, and we want you to grow your career with us.  Join our team with confidence knowing the opportunities are plenty and that learning is a part of our every day.

We have more to do.

We’re constantly building new products and features and we want your ideas, your enthusiasm, and your passion to help us continue on our quest to revolutionize business. Join our team and find your fit at AppFolio.

AppFolio Reviews

  • "Great Company, and culture"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AppFolio full-time (More than a year)


    They show they put their employees first with great communication


    Snack options are good but not very diverse

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AppFolio Photos

AppFolio photo of: AppFolio Engineers 2019
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AppFolio Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at AppFolio (New York, NY).


    Applied online for the available position and the recruiter reached out to get more information about my background and scheduled a technical screening with an engineer.

    The technical screening was a really bad experience. The interviewer joined the interview 10 minutes late and started off without even an apology for the delay. Asked a couple of vague questions about web services and then jumped to a coding question via Coderpad. He did not even pay attention to what I was explaining while solving the problem. He gave a different variation of the problem after I solved the first one and sat back on his chair looking at the ceiling while I was solving it.

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AppFolio Awards & Accolades

  • Best Workplaces for Women (#7), Fortune, 2019
  • Best Workplaces for Parents (#25), Fortune, 2019
  • Best Workplaces in Texas (#2), Fortune, 2019
  • Award for Great Employers (Silver), The Stevie Awards, 2019
  • Glassdoor's Employee's Choice Award - Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2020
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