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Applied Predictive Technologies Overview

Arlington, VA
501 to 1000 employees
1999
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Unknown / Non-Applicable
APT, a MasterCard Company, is a leading analytics software company that enables organizations to rapidly and precisely measure cause-and-effect relationships between business initiatives and outcomes to generate economic value. Our intuitive and proprietary Test ... Read more

Mission: APT empowers organizations to make data-driven decisions using APT's software.

Achieving this Mission requires groundbreaking ideas:
Analytical Excellence.
Client Focus.
Innovation.
A Mastercard ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2017 (#48), 2016 (#12)

Top CEOs: 2014 (#2)

Company Updates

  • APT was named a Top Workplace for 2018 by the Washington Post. This marks the fifth year in a row that APT has been named a Top Workplace in the DC Metro area! See the full list here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQIU3

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  • Two APTers just arrived in Swaziland to lead a philanthropic project in partnership with the Global Water Challenge. Check out their blog: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQDbp

    APT Spearheads Data-Driven Solutions to Global Development Challenges in Swaziland

    In July, APT conducted a philanthropic analytics engagement with Global Water Challenge, an organization dedicated to providing clean water access across the developing world. The results of those analyses were met with resounding enthusiasm and shortly after, three APT team members received an invitation from the Swaziland government to continue our work on the ground.

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Applied Predictive Technologies – Why Work For Us?


At APT, you will enable business leaders to make better, fact-based decisions, faster and more effectively, creating large-scale, lasting value though our innovative technology.

Our Clients

APT’s products employ patented algorithms and workflow to design and interpret business experiments that evaluate, target, and refine proposed business programs.  Many of the world's largest and most successful organizations license APT's cloud-based software.

Our Mission

APT empowers organizations to make data-driven decisions using APT's software.

Achieving this Mission requires groundbreaking ideas:

  • Analytical Excellence. Test & Learn is our North Star
  • Client Focus. Build trust-based relationships to drive our clients’ success
  • Innovation. Empower individuals to pursue their ideas and push us forward            
  • A Mastercard Company. Leading technology in partnership with Mastercard’s unique assets

 And a unique way of working together:

  • World-Class People. Attract and develop the world’s top talent with a passion for our vision
  • Collaborative Culture. Collaborate based on facts, not politics
  • Diversity. Strive for a diverse workforce that enables generation of diverse insights
  • Make It Happen Mentality. Fight through obstacles to make our goals reality

APT creates a culture of fun, hard work, innovation, and collaboration. Employees at APT love coming to work because they love the people they work with! Here's a few elements of Life at APT:

Hackathons

Our hackathons bring our employees together to solve the most difficult computational and engineering challenges facing Big Data analytics in just 24 hours. Twice a year, participants accross engineering, consulting, product management, data management, and marketing stay up all night and day, working in teams to solve unique problems and build innovative solutions.  We have tons of fun in the process with photo booths, nerf gun wars, and unlimited pizza and ice cream. 



 

Food at APT

One thing every APTer has in common is a love of food. There is no shortage of snacks, drinks, fresh fruit and sweets around the office. In addition to fully stocked kitchens on each floor along with a cold brew and milkshake machine, there are often catered breakfasts, lunches, snacks and happy hours throughout the week. 

 

Data Dives

Data Dives are a great way for us at APT to help the community by leveraging our unique skill-sets to solve problems faced by non-profits and public organizations.  Recently, we partnered with Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB), the largest hub for food sourcing and distribution for those struggling with hunger in the Washington metro area.  The project focused on two key questions:

  1. How can we map and optimize distribution to best match hunger and food insecurity across the Washington metro area?
  2. How can we optimize purchasing decisions over time by core food category
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These findings were presented to CAFB in an interactive session and APT and CAFB discussed how these findings and models can be put to best use by the CAFB team in the future. 

Volunteer Days

APT encourages its employees to give back to the surrounding community by offering three annual paid volunteering days for each employee. Recently, the DC office partnered up with several local organizations in the DC area for an all-office volunteer day. Some of the partnerships included Habitat for Humanity and Goodwill, as well as local parks and schools. 

APT "Dresscode"

There's not really a dresscode at APT, and employees express themselves as individuals in many different ways. Engineers are often found wearing jeans and a T-shirt with an inside joke about coding (Hello World.).  Our CTO wears Hawaiian shirts on Fridays, while some employees wear bowties.  Others prefer the typical polo and khakis.  For Halloween, APTer's dress up like other APTers, or get creative!



Health & Wellness

  • Generous medical, dental, vision and prescription insurance to keep you and your family healthy
  • Competitive retirement plans to help you prepare for the future
  • Life, disability and AD&D insurance so you can have peace of mind
  • Employee assistance program for when you need a trusted resource to talk to
  • Flexible spending accounts to help you pay for your health and dependent care needs
  • Pre-tax transportation benefit for a stress-free commute

 

Lifestyle

  • Robust vacation, sick, personal and holiday leave so you can take time away from the office
  • Paid leave for new parents so you can bond with your family
  • Annual days off for volunteering and a corporate donation matching program so you focus on the causes you care about
  • Opportunities for flexible work styles so you can balance your career and personal life
  • Various diversity and affinity groups to so you can combine your work with your interests

 

Learning & Career Development

  • Thorough training program inclusive of lunch & learns, position-specific training opportunities, and many internal and external learning possibilities to further your knowledge and skillset
  • Team offsite opportunities for you to bond and learn with colleagues in an external environment
  • Comprehensive career development program where you are reviewed and rewarded often

 

Unique Perks

  • Meals and snacks regularly provided for your convenience and enjoyment
  • On-site game rooms and an emphasis on staff activities and events so you enjoy your time in the office
  • Frequent social events, like our Global Chess Tournament, March Madness viewing parties, chocolate tastings, and many more to have fun with your colleagues

Diversity and Inclusion

APT strives to create a diverse and inclusive environment for all of its employees. Having multiple perspectives is imperative when working with a diverse portfolio of clients and variety of industries. We are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce.

The Business Resource Groups provide employees with an opportunity to get involved in things that might not otherwise be a part of their day-to-day job functions. Members are able to enhance their own cultural awareness, develop leadership skills and network across business units and levels.

Business Resource Groups 

Below are our current Business Resource Groups (BRG), which represent some of our affinity groups at APT. As we grow, our mission is to increase the number of BRGs and develop them to provide support for our expanding workforce.

  • PRIDE
  • LATIN NETWORK
  • WLN
  • EAST
  • BAE 

PRIDE

The Pride group fosters an environment of inclusiveness and respect so LGBTQ employees feel comfortable being open about their lives, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. At APT, the Pride group holds a monthly book group, as well as roundtable discussions and movie nights. Recently, a group of APTers in the DC office attended Nats Night OUT.

In support of Pride, some APTers went to OUT at Nats Park.

LATIN NETWORK

The Latin Network brings together employees of Latin descent for professional development and networking, while offering insights into the Hispanic consumer segment and organizations.         

WLN

The Women’s Leadership Network seeks to advance women’s careers and performance through a culture of mentoring and coaching. Each month, WLN holds a variety of events including a "Share Your Passion" series, professional development sessions, and a recent happy hour for International Women's Day. The women in Product Development recently got together to have dinner together!

Some women in Product Development gather for a WLN dinner.

EAST 

EAST (Exploring Asian Societies and Trends) supports the community of employees who have affinity towards Asia either by heritage or interests. By examining workplace dynamics as related to Asian/Asian American heritage and addressing concerns through programming and feedback to senior management. EAST fosters professional growth for members through workshops or mentorship. Together, we focus on giving back to the Asian/Asian American community in Washington DC and promoting deeper understanding of trends in Asian markets.

BAE 

BAE (“Black APT Employees”) is a Business Resource Group aimed at growing an inclusive community for Black/African/African-American employees, through mentorship, peer-to-peer relationships, social events and support for APT’s diversity recruitment initiatives. 


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    Pros

    I've worked at APT in Product Development for 2 years now, and absolutely love it. Pros:
    1. The company is growing quickly and has a very flat structure. These factors combined mean that you have a ton of opportunity to make an impact from very early on in your career.
    2. Career reviews are performed every 6 months and involve an in-depth process of capturing feedback from all peers that you've worked with. The cadence and depth of these reviews make it easy to progress in your career and feel like you have clear opportunities to work on.
    3. At its core, APT is a company that trusts its employees. For example, there's no time tracking to make sure that you've captured 40 hours, no one has to "approve" your vacations, etc. This could work pretty poorly at larger companies, but at APT there is an atmosphere where people are accountable and responsible even without "management" looking over their shoulders.
    4. There are plenty of perks (like snacks around the office, fun team events, and weekly catered lunches) - perks obviously aren't the most important part of working somewhere, but they do make it more fun.
    5. I work in the Arlington office and love the location - Arlington has a great "city feel" (there are tons of fun restaurants and shopping in the area, and you're also just miles away from DC and everything it has to offer). At the same time, because Arlington isn't as populated/popular as cities like DC, NYC, or SF, everything is more affordable and it's easier to find fun hiking trails and such.

    Cons

    Some cons to note:
    1. Because APT has grown so quickly in the past couple of years, there are some "growing pains" (for example, some departments are pretty bottom-heavy). This can create pain points, but it also means that there are a ton of opportunities to step up and take ownership from the start.

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Applied Predictive Technologies Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Applied Predictive Technologies (Washington, DC) in October 2009.

    Interview

    A lot of brain teasers were used for all three rounds. The final round consisted of numerous management cases, most of them pretty much by the book. (i.e. market sizing questions). Final day was not like a banking superday. The company also made presentations in between interviews to keep give the interviewees a chance to take a break.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the total number of trash cans in New York City?   1 Answer
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Applied Predictive Technologies Awards & Accolades

  • Best Place to Work, Glassdoor, 2016
  • 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, Fortune, 2015
  • Top Workplaces in Washington D.C.(#1 Midsized Business), The Washington Post, 2015
  • Cool Vendors in Analytics, Gartner, 2015
  • Entrepreneur of the Year - Technology (Greater Washington)(Anthony Bruce - CEO), EY, 2015
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