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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
AppFolio, Inc. was founded in 2006 by Klaus Schauser and Jon Walker with the mission to revolutionize business by providing great software and service.

Our easy-to-use, cloud-based software helps our customers more effectively market, manage and grow their ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to revolutionize vertical industry businesses by providing great software and service.

Our Company Values:

• Simpler Is Better
• Great, Innovative Products Are Key To A Great ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2016 (#24)

Top CEOs: 2018 (#11), 2016 (#7)

Company Updates

  • AppFolio is ecstatic to be named a 2019 Best Workplace in Texas! Coming in at #2, we’re thrilled that our Dallas offices are being recognized nationally by Fortune and Great Place to Work for their innovative and encouraging culture. Congrats to our entire team in Texas and thanks to all AppFolians for keeping AppFolio a great place to work!

    #iheartappfolio #lovewhereyouwork #greatplacetowork

    Read more about the award on Fortune:

  • Hack yes! Another successful Hack Day on the books.

    Last week, the AppFolio engineering teams in Santa Barbara and San Diego participated in Hack Day, a two-day bi-annual tradition created to encourage innovation and embrace creativity. This year was deemed “Hack-Celsior!” - a comic book inspired ode to superheroes.

    This event embodies one of our core values that great, innovative products are key to a great business. At AppFolio, we believe that when we empower great minds, we embolden our future.

    A special thanks to everyone who coordinated, collaborated, and competed in 2019’s Spring Hack Day!

    #LoveWhereYouWork #iheartappfolio

    To read more about the Hack Day festivities, check out our blog:

    Spring Hack Day 2019: Hack-Celsior! - The Official AppFolio Blog

    At AppFolio, we know innovative products are key to a great business - that's why we take pride in creating environments for our team that breed ingenuity. An AppFolio tradition since 2009, Hack Day is a bi-annual event to encourage innovation, creativity, and collaboration.

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AppFolio – Why Work For Us?

We're revolutionizing the way people do business.

Our easy-to-use, cloud-based software helps our customers more effectively market, manage and grow their business. AppFolio services over 20 thousand small and medium-sized businesses across the country in the property management (AppFolio Property Manager) and legal industries (MyCase). Our company is fueled by a team of AppFolians who are dedicated to innovative products, making a difference in our customers'​ lives, and collaborating for a positive impact each and every day.

Headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, AppFolio, Inc. was founded in 2006 by Klaus Schauser and Jon Walker with the mission to revolutionize the way small and medium-sized businesses grow and compete by providing powerful software and services to help enable their digital transformation. AppFolio now primarily serves customers in two industries: property management and legal practice.

With offices in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, San Diego, Dallas, and Boston, our business is built for long-term success, and growing everyday. We are fueled by our talented and agile teams that understand the importance of listening to our loyal customers and solving complex problems with simple solutions. Beyond that, at the heart of AppFolio is our inclusive, innovative, and encouraging company culture that inspires our team members to do their best work.

Who We Are

Hi, We’re AppFolio

We’re innovators, change-makers, and collaborators. We’re revolutionizing the way people do business, and we need your ideas, your enthusiasm, and your passion to continue to push the envelope. We’re more than just a software company - we’re a cloud-based powerhouse that creates products to make our customers’ lives easier. We’re all about the positive impact - whether it’s our customers, our team members, or the community.

We Focus On What Matters

Grow With Us

Learning new skills is a part of our every day. From offsite and onsite education, to hands-on skill development with other AppFolians, we’re growing, together.

Love Your Team

We pride ourselves on fostering collaborative, supportive environments, and with our small, focused teams, everyone’s voice is heard.

Make the Most of Our Benefits

Our robust and competitive benefits package includes employer-matched 401K, dental, medical, life and disability insurance, 20 days of paid time off + holidays, and much more.

Innovate Together

Innovation is our focus in everything we do, helping us to drive the future of SaaS. Become a part of an agile team of smart, talented people who are making an impact every day.

Live Your Best Life

Take care of yourself in and out of the office. We stock our kitchens with healthy snacks, drinks, bagels, and gourmet coffee (critical in tech!); offer daily onsite yoga & fitness classes; maintain collaborative and functional workspaces, and so much more.

Contribute to Our Culture

At AppFolio, you'll find a culture that means you're inspired and engaged everyday: coworkers become friends and family, success (and birthdays) are celebrated, and there's even the annual Avocado Takedown!

Hear From Our Team

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.

To learn more about AppFolio, visit our website:

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

Hard Problems. High Impact.

AppFolio creates easy-to-use, cloud-based products that our customers love. Our team of agile and passionate engineers makes it all possible. From innovative AI to cutting edge SaaS, AppFolio engineers drive the technology that is revolutionizing businesses today.

Why AppFolio Engineering?

Customer-first Engineering

We're 100% Customer-focused; it's in our DNA. On the Engineering Team, this means we talk directly to our customers and they often know us by name.

Engineering Meets Entrepreneurship

At AppFolio, each Engineering Team acts as its own self-sustaining business. Our engineers have the mindset, skills, and confidence to consistently realize new value for our customers.

Small Teams, Huge Impact

We work with cross-functional teams in a collaborative, fast-paced environment. Our team structure is 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 the West Coast, AppFolio engineers enjoy a lifestyle that reminds us there's more to life than work.

Built to Last

Founded and run by engineers, AppFolio is built for long-term success and committed to building an environment where all developers can do their best work and make a difference in our customers’ lives.

We have more to do, and we need your help. Find your fit at AppFolio.

AppFolio Reviews

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    Current Employee - Implementation Manager in Dallas, TX
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    I have been working at AppFolio full-time (More than a year)


    This company knows how to hire! I get the pleasure of working alongside quality and driven people-- all day long. From the top-down, the culture at AppFolio is one of a kind. Whether you are a top exec or brand new to the company, everybody is somebody here. My input is valued and my development is as important to my managers as it is to me.

    In my 2.5 years at AppFolio, I have had 3 promotions and the opportunities are endless. With multiple Professional Development opportunities and courses available, I am truly in control of my career path.

    We are constantly collaborating with other departments, which creates a challenging yet rewarding environment. Work hard, play hard. We celebrate our successes!

    Other than the above-- catered lunches, unlimited snacks, happy hours, holiday parties, ping pong tournaments, Mario Kart races AND amazing benefits.. the list goes on. I also love that AppFolio puts a huge focus on giving back to the community (big win!).


    No cons at this time, other than too many snacks in the kitchen...

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. I love that in the past 2.5 years, I have seen us grow incredibly fast, yet I still feel as valued from day one as I do today. Management, from our CEO to our Department Managers, all take the time to know us as individuals. Our input matters. Do what you can to keep this-- as it sets AppFolio apart from other companies.

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AppFolio Photos

AppFolio photo of: 2019 Kickoff Happy Hour
AppFolio photo of: For each AppFolio milestone, all team members sign an oar, signifying how we all paddle together to reach our goals.
AppFolio photo of: Taking a break in San Diego
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AppFolio photo of: Life in the Engineering Suite
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AppFolio Interviews



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    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
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    I applied through other source. I interviewed at AppFolio (Dallas, TX) in March 2017.


    Met them at a networking event. Had a couple of phone conversations with the HR recruiter. Set me up with an interview. Easy process overall. Interview to hiring went pretty quickly.

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AppFolio Awards & Accolades

  • Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For, Glassdoor, 2016
  • Best Real Estate or Construction Management Solution, SIIA CODiE Awards, 2017
  • 2017 Company of the Year, South Coast Business & Technology Awards, 2017
  • Gold Award: Best SaaS Company, Network Products Guide IT World Awards, 2017
  • Customer Service Department of the Year, Steve Awards, 2017
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