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AppLovin Overview

Palo Alto, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Video Games
Unknown / Non-Applicable
AppLovin builds technology that fuels many of the world’s most popular mobile games. Since 2012, the company’s technologies have been instrumental in driving the explosive growth of games from its studio partners and its own studio. AppLovin makes those same ... Read more

Mission: To entertain the world with the best mobile games by helping game developers reach players everywhere.

Glassdoor Awards

Top CEOs: 2019 (#27)

Company Updates

  • We’re proud to announce that based on your feedback, Adam Foroughi has been named one of the Top CEOs of 2019! Thank you for sharing your reviews and making this possible!

    AppLovin Co-Founder and CEO Adam Foroughi Named a Glassdoor Top CEO in 2019

    PALO ALTO, Calif.--()-- AppLovin, helping mobile game developers publish, market, and grow their businesses, today announced co-founder and CEO Adam Foroughi has won the Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award honoring the Top CEOs in 2019.

  • Mobile marketing firm AppLovin invests in game studios!

    Mobile marketing firm AppLovin invests in game studios

    AppLovin Corp, the U.S. mobile marketing firm backed by private equity firm KKR & Co Inc, said on Thursday it has invested in several gaming studios, as it adds to its library of games ahead of a potential initial public offering.

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AppLovin – Why Work With Us?

Join the AppLovin Team from AppLovin on Vimeo.


Our mission is to entertain the world with great mobile games by helping game developers reach players everywhere. 


Since we launched in 2012, our technology have been instrumental in fueling the explosive growth of many mobile games, including those developed by our own studio and by our studio partners. We’ve built an amazing team of talented people who are committed to helping the mobile games industry thrive.


  • We believe that a thriving mobile games industry gives consumers better choices, and enables all developers to bring their games to more people around the world. That’s why we support developers and studios in their efforts to make great games and help people everywhere find games they love.


  • At AppLovin, we’re all about staying inspired and delivering our best. We’re not content just to meet our goals—we want to beat them. Doing that means always taking initiative, acting with integrity, and aspiring to greatness.


AppLovin invests in you! 

  • Free medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Daily lunches and fully stocked kitchen
  • Free public transit
  • Free laundry service (wash/dry clean)
  • Free gym membership
  • 401k matching
  • Fun company parties and events
  • Autonomy to make decisions in a rapidly growing company
  • Flexible Time Off - work hard and take time when you need it

The AppLovin team comprises of smart, passionate engineers and data scientists who tackle challenging problems to scale mobile advertising to billions of users daily. We use Java, C++, Redis, Scala, Spark, Aerospike, Vertica, PHP, Chef, Jenkins, Github. 

As a member of our team you’ll choose what technical challenges you want to solve, including: design and architecture of components handling terabytes of data per day, working with modern distributed databases and computation systems, processing and analysis of almost a petabyte of data.

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Engineering Life at AppLovin

When we're not slinging code or dreaming up new ideas, you’ll find some of us tackling meaningful challenges outside of work. Learn more in the videos below: 

1. Anusha Ramesh - Senior Software Engineer

Join Anusha as she teaches you how to train rescue dogs and explains how her volunteering makes her better at her "day job" as a Sr. Software Engineer at AppLovin.

Training Rescue Dogs with Anusha, Sr. Software Engineer at AppLovin from AppLovin on Vimeo.

2. Basil Shikin - VP of Engineering

Ever wonder how to build a wine collection? Basil shares his tips for how use a spreadsheet to integrate tried-and-true favorites with new vintages. Learn how his encouragement of innovation and comradery -- including sharing a glass of wine together -- contributes to AppLovin's corporate culture.

Basil, VP of Engineering at AppLovin, Reveals His Love for Wine from AppLovin on Vimeo.

AppLovin Reviews

  • "Incredible Place To Work"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partnerships in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Partnerships in San Francisco, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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


    Full benefits (401k matching, healthcare, catered lunch, laundry service, transportation & gym reimbursements etc), supportive environment, team building activities, genuine commitment to work life balance, fun coworkers, great opportunities to grow professionally.


    Need to be ready to learn independently and take initiative (a pro if you enjoy a high level of independence and a con if not).

    Advice to Management

    None, keep it up!

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AppLovin Photos

AppLovin photo of: UI and Network team collaboration
AppLovin photo of: Summer Intern Lunch and Learn w/ Helen
AppLovin photo of: Summer Picnic Winning Team - 2019
AppLovin photo of: Lunch and Learn w/ John (Co-Founder
AppLovin photo of: Giants Game w/ Summer Interns - 2019
AppLovin photo of: AppLovin Intern Event
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AppLovin Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




  1. Featured Interview


    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at AppLovin (Palo Alto, CA) in March 2019.


    One of the best interview process i've ever experienced. Recruiters are super helpful and quick to respond. Interviewers had great respect for me and give you polite hints to guide you in the right direction. Everyone is super passionate about their work and work is fun.

    Interview Questions

    • All technical. Know your ds and algos. String, Dp, recusrion, arrays, and conceptual question.   1 Answer
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AppLovin Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in 2019, Inc, 2019
  • Top CEOs 2019 by Glassdoor, Glassdoor, 2019
  • Best Places to Work - (Medium Sized), SF Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal, 2019
  • Best Places to Work 2019 Wellness Award, SF Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal, 2019
  • Best Work Places, Inc, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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