Mission: APT empowers organizations to make data-driven decisions using APT's software.
Achieving this Mission requires groundbreaking ideas:
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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’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 with server names!
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!
I have been working at Applied Predictive Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)
I have stayed at APT for 5+ years because of the people, the work, and the opportunities to grow. First and foremost, everyone I work with is great to work with and wants each other to succeed. I also really enjoy the work we do and the variety of industries I get exposed to by working on 10+ clients at once. Lastly, even though we are a much bigger company than 5 years ago when I joined, each team is pretty lean and you can take on as much responsibility as you can handle.
Unsurprisingly, the hours longer than a standard 9-5 job. While I am at the point where I can control my work week a lot more, I still find myself working much longer hours than should be expected some times due to different teams getting busy at the same time.
Advice to Management
Management should continue to invest in ways to improve work-life balance for consultants. I know they are already investing a lot of resources, but I want to encourage them to continue doing so.
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Applied Predictive Technologies (College Station, TX).
The interviewer was a good person who literally boosted your confidence. You would feel as if you are the perfect fit for them but trust me he did this to every person he interviewed. So dont really worry. Just be confident and talk mostly about your resume only. Nothing else