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Appian Overview

Reston, VA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (APPN)
Information Technology
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
The Appian Platform makes building, launching, using, and changing powerful enterprise apps easy. Create easy-to-use, natively mobile applications. Unify all of your processes, data, systems, and apps. Build once and deploy everywhere. Be better at what makes your organization ... Read more

Mission: There is a new way – better and faster – to deliver innovative business applications that improve decision-making, mobilize key data and processes, and unite business and IT in driving bottom-line performance. This is Appian. The one enterprise application ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Whats in store for Appian World 2017?

    What's in store at Appian World 2017?

    See what's in store at Appian World 2017. Hear first hand from past attendees. We live in an era of constant change. That means constant opportunity - If you are fast enough to grab it. Get the insights you need from industry thought-leaders. Network and share best-practices with your Appian community peers.

  • Take a look at The Four Founders series on Youtube. We've released 3 episodes with 3 more to go!

    The Four Founders, Episode 3: History Part 2

    Seventeen years after founding Appian, Matt, Mike, Marc, and Bob got together for some coffee and conversation about the company's genesis. In this episode, they remember the six month process of learning how four opinionated friends could become great business partners.

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Appian – Why Work For Us?

Appian employees are passionate about challenging the status quo and improving the world through great software .  We work in small, agile and collaborative teams who embody generosity of spirit and have an unquenchable desire to learn.  Our approach gives individuals greater ownership and input into decisions and makes for a more efficient and happier workplace.


Our offices are centrally located to food, shops, and entertainment aimed at enabling our employees balance between home and work.


Appian strives to enhance the communities we live in and empowers our employees to give back via company sponsored events and a charitable donations program.


Our employees are the source of our success and are recognized for that with equity via new hire grants, awards and employee referrals.


Our growth is thoughtful and planned yet fast and that pace and precision means tremendous opportunity for career growth. 

And yes, we're hiring! See more at:

Appian prides itself on having a strong company culture, comprised of a diverse group of employees from all over the globe with diverse interests both in and outside of work.  Below are a few ways to get involved!

  • We love to gather. Recent outings include a movie night in Reston Town Center, a book swap sponsored by our Womens Leadership Program, and our annual Appian Retreat with families at the lovely Wintergreen Resort!
  • Employee athletic teams: longtime teams include the Appian Sox Softball team, Appian Basketball, Cycling and Marathon/Triathalon/IronMan training teams, and Appian Soccer team.
  • Our Womens Leadership Program works to empower the women of Appian to maximize positive impact on our careers, Appian, the software industry, and local communities.
  • Appian Pride works to celebrate and foster a safe, equal and affirmative environment within the larger Appian community and beyond; to attract, retain, and develop employees within the LGBTQIA community.

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We are committed to keeping our employees healthy and happy – both at work and away from it! In fact, Appian has been recognized repeatedly by the Washington Business Journal and as one of the "Best Places to Work in the Greater DC Area." We’re constantly seeking new ways to both reward and meet the evolving needs of our teams. Below are some highlights of our current offerings:

For your Health.

  • Comprehensive, premium benefits packages for you and your family including health, dental, vision, company paid Long term disability, company paid Group Term Life insurance and additional voluntary benefits including: Short term disability, Flexible Spending accounts, and voluntary life insurance.
  • 401k retirement savings program administered by John Hancock with online access to monitor your investment portfolio.
  • Generous paid time off that increases with your time at Appian, as well as paid and floating holidays.
  • Free gym access. Have a gym or favorite class already? No problem, employees are given a monthly gym stipend to spend as you choose.
  • Having a baby? For new moms and dads, Appian provides additional paid time off for you to enjoy your newest family member.

For your Mind.

  • Orientation - Our talent management team has reimagined the new hire journey to make orientation a high energy, fun and engaging experience. We’re not only customer centric - we’re employee centric as well. From building time capsules to help new employees understand technology trends and Appian’s history, to interactive talk shows with company leadership, our Learning and Development Facilitators, Terri and Eric, created a truly unique new hire orientation.
  • Indie Time - every two weeks, our engineers are given a day to work on exciting projects of their choosing. Ever come up with a cool idea and wish you had time to explore it? At Appian, you will!
  • Offsite quarterly meetings - to share highlights and milestones from each department, cast vision for the next quarter, and celebrate employees that have gone above and beyond.
  • Pillar & Nexus Awards - in addition to being recognized at the Quarterly meeting, winners are given unique cash rewards and discretionary stock options. (some recent gifts included: a trip to Las Vegas, a home gym, international airfare...)
  • DISC Training - It iss a simple, practical, easy to remember, and universally applicable model for understanding external observable behavior. With DISC, it is easy to identify your own style, and recognize and cognitively adapt to different styles - all of which leads to more effective communications with others. 

Be Part of the Work Revolution

Here at Appian, we're suckers for technology. We love making it, and we love using it. We want to revolutionize the way people work, and we are doing it using the best tools that we can find. We even have a robot in our game room. Why? Because technology.

Indie Time & FEDEX Day

Details: Get your creative juices flowing through Indie Times and FedEx Days, where you get to work on whatever you want with whomever you want. The best projects get sponsorship to make it into the core product!

Find your community

Details: Whether it's the running club that meets at the crack of dawn, the lunch club that shares meals together, or board game nights, you'll find people with common interests during and outside of work hours. Dare we say that you might even make life-long friends? Yes, we dare.

The best ideas win 

Details: When it comes to ideas, we don't care about your title or tenure, just your talent. We will find the place where you can make the biggest impact and then get out of your way and watch you shine.

The best salespeople achieve the most when they are selling an outstanding product backed by an extraordinary company.  That's what you get when you sell for Appian.  Our product is driving meaningful transformation at some of the largest companies on the planet, delivering clear business value.  The champions at our clients become heroes and successful Appian projects pull new demand out of the woodwork.  If you like helping clients experience what they never imagined possible, and sing your praises when they achieve it, then Appian is the place for you.


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    By far the best-cultured company I've worked at.


    There are no downsides to working at Appian.

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    I went through multiple phone interviews including a screening, long-form conversation and skills review. Afterward, I was brought on sight to be interviewed by multiple employees each with different roles.

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Appian Awards & Accolades

  • Technical Excellence Award to our very own VP, Application Development -- Lang Ly, Women In Technology (WIT) Leadership Awards, 2015
  • Best Places to Work(1),, 2015
  • Top Workplace - 2014 and 2015 Winner, Washington Post, 2015
  • 100 Companies That Matter in Knowledge Management, KM World, 2011
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