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Applied Predictive Technologies Overview

Arlington, VA
201 to 500 employees
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

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

Glassdoor Awards

Highest Rated CEOs:2014 (#2)

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

Company Updates

  • We are excited to announce that South African value retailer, Ackermans, has signed an agreement to license APT’s Test & Learn and Market Basket Analyzer software.

    South African Value Retailer Ackermans Licenses APT's Test & Learn and Market Basket Analyzer Software to Optimize Strategic Initiatives

    APT Helps Ackermans Evaluate Key Programs in Areas Including Merchandising and Expansion Strategy Washington, D.C. - Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) today announced that South African value retailer Ackermans has signed an agreement to license APT's Test & Learn ® and Market Basket Analyzer software.

  • 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-

    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.

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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:


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. 

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! 

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


  • 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
  • Six-week sabbatical leave benefit to refresh after your hard work
  • 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.


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!


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    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.


    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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    The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Applied Predictive Technologies (Arlington, VA) in March 2017.


    Had 45 minute phone interviews (20 minutes of behavioral questions, then 25 minutes for technical/case questions) before receiving an on-site invitation. Once there, I had four 45-minute interviews that pretty much followed the same format. Topics ranged from testing popular websites to specific product features to statistical tools. Received helpful feedback on things I could improve on, and usually heard within a day or two whether not I would move on to the next round.

    Interview Questions

    • General theme - if you want to test a feature/tool, what kind of datasets/inputs would you run through the system, and what would you expect to see?   Answer Question
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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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