Mission: APT empowers organizations to make data-driven decisions using APT's software.
Achieving this Mission requires groundbreaking ideas:
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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
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’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 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.
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 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:
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The Latin Network brings together employees of Latin descent for professional development and networking, while offering insights into the Hispanic consumer segment and organizations.
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!
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 (“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.
I have been working at Applied Predictive Technologies full-time (More than a year)
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.
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.
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Applied Predictive Technologies (Washington, DC) in October 2009.
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.