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Applied Predictive Technologies Overview

Arlington, VA
201 to 500 employees
1999
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Information Technology
Unknown / Non-Applicable
APT, a MasterCard Company, is a leading cloud-based 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

Glassdoor Awards

Highest Rated CEOs:2014 (#2)

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

Company Updates

  • APT gives back to the community by partnering with local non-profits for their semi-annual data-dives. Recently, APT partnered with an organization called MATHCOUNTS Foundation, read more here- http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQPcb

    APT and MATHCOUNTS Announce Data Dive Findings

    Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) announced today the results of its data dive partnership with the MATHCOUNTS Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides engaging math programs to U.S. middle school students of all ability and interest levels. The mission of APT's data dives is to partner with high-impact, local nonprofit organizations to help them make better data-driven decisions.

  • We're honored to be on SmartCEO's list of Best-Run Companies. Read this article to learn more about APT's culture http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQnaJ

    Applied Predictive Technologies - 2017 Best-Run Company

    If you don't like getting feedback, Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) isn't the workplace for you. Every six months, all 450 employees undergo a formal 360-degree review process to assess core strengths and areas of improvement. It's a company-wide endeavor that incorporates feedback from co-workers and mentors.

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Applied Predictive Technologies – Why Work For Us?


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 enables leaders to make better, fact-based decisions, faster and more efficiently, creating large-scale, lasting value through Test & LearnTM technology.

In support of this mission, we are committed to:

  • Developing and harnessing breakthrough technology and intellectual capital
  • Building and growing trust-based relationships
  • Attracting and developing the world’s top talent with a passion for what we do
  • Achieving world leadership in Test & LearnTM

These qualities make us distinctive:

  • Client Focus - Our clients come first; their success is our success.
  • Agility - Our people move quickly, tackling today’s problems, while building lasting solutions.
  • Will to Win - Our ambitions are global, and we are committed to achieving them.
  • "Make it Happen" Mentality - Our challenges are daunting, but we surmount obstacles and together redefine what’s possible.


We work hard and we like to play hard too, and we strive to create an environment where people thrive professionally and have fun at the same time. 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. 

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. undefinedHow 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?

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. To read more about what we found, click here!


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. 


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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 provides a range of valuable perks - from full health coverage and work life balance options to fully stocked kitchens and game rooms, there is something that everyone can get excited about!

At APT, there is an endless supply of free food and catered lunches. We have sponsored lunches with mentors, advisees, and other senior leadership to foster these relationships throughout our offices. Our health insurance is fully covered for employees and significant others too (including same-sex partners). APT provides a Health & Wellness stipend, which can pay for monthly gym memberships, spa packages, recreational sports dues, bike maintenance, or race entrees. We also have tons of company and team outings, APT houses competitions and in-office happy hours.

Here are some of the other benefits that we offer:

  • Generous Vacation & Sick Leave
  • 6-week Sabbatical every 6 years
  • iPhone upon starting, along with payment of ongoing service according to APT’s cell phone policy
  • Paid volunteer time-off, including a firm-wide contribution day
  • Company paid short term and long term life insurance
  • Healthy lifestyle benefit ($50/month) for use of gym/fitness
  • Flexible spending accounts for Health, Dependent, and Transportation costs
  • Work/life balance programs, including work from home and part time options
  • Lots of free food (breakfasts / lunches / snacks / dinner comped if you work past 8pm)
  • Game room with foosball, ping pong, Xbox, live streaming of World Cup games, March Madness


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

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.

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!

 

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    Pros

    As someone who joined APT right out of right out college, after considering other consulting careers, I like APT because I truly believe in the data-driven decision making we enable our clients to do.

    The culture is really great. It's a young, casual, and very friendly environment. Beyond that, I've found that my coworkers are truly invested in my professional development, and are always willing to offer advice on ways I can grow. You're given a lot of independence and responsibility, which can be a little intimidating at first, but is also an exciting challenge.

    Within your first few months, you're able to take on a variety of different rolls on each projects, and gain exposure to many different industries. As the company expands, there are projects in many new industries, from the public sector to pharma.

    Cons

    The work life balance could be better. The workload will vary throughout the year, but there are several times throughout the year when there is a lot to be done across many of your projects.

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Applied Predictive Technologies Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Applied Predictive Technologies (Arlington, VA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I applied for the position over both the APT website and my campus careers homepage. I received an invitation for a preliminary interview on campus the next day. The 45 minute interview consisted of 10 minutes of resume-based questions, a 30 minute technical question (evaluating the functionality of a website), and a brief Q&A session with the interviewer. The next day, I received an invitation for an on-site interview. The on-site interview process was similar to the preliminary interview - only there were four 45-minute interviews in one day with a break for an informal lunch with employees. The technical questions ranged from website evaluation to market sizing, and were fair, but challenging. Within two days, I received a call saying I wouldn't get an offer. Ultimately a disappointing result, but the APT employees were very friendly throughout, and the entire interview process was very organized and streamlined. Definitely the quickest interview process I have been a part of.

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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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