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App Annie Reviews

Updated May 2, 2017
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Pros
  • App Annie is a great company in a rapidly growing market (in 25 reviews)

  • office is next to Bart, easy walk to Caltrain, FREE LUNCH everyday and great snacks (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • This makes working for App Annie stressful from time to time, but this also keeps it interesting (in 20 reviews)

  • Need to improve flexibility with work/life balance but this is a work in progress (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Recruiter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at App Annie full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I am into my first few months with App Annie and could not be more excited about this next chapter in my career. The employee engagement efforts and value systems that they instill are unparalleled to any organization I have been a part of. I am lucky enough to work and learn from some of the best in the industry and it is truly a collaborative culture that pushes you to be at your best.

    Cons

    None to speak of at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening and executing.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Leader in mobile space but need to keep valuable individual contributors"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at App Annie full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Industry Leader in the mobile space
    Good location in San Francisco
    Impressive client roster
    Transitioning to becoming more enterprise focused

    Cons

    Lack of transparency into management decisions
    Upward Mobility
    Marketing organization was going through large personnel change
    Quota's very tough for large most of the sales org.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that incentives at the board level are understood throughout the entire organization and that you create path's for upward mobility to retain talent.


  3. Helpful (14)

    "App Annie has a lot of potential but..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at App Annie full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lot of smart folks who are fun to work with, a good place to build camaraderie, pretty amazing perks (convenient location, free food, commuter benefits, decent health insurance, many company-hosted happy hours and parties), prominent global footprint, and aggressive sales team.

    Cons

    Upper management was short-sighted, not willing to invest in employees which resulted in high turn-over rate. Product itself is very robust but PMs lacked innovation and vision, very stuck in their old ways.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at App Annie full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic position in the industry, great clients, company is solving hard important problems.

    Cons

    The company grew fast and didn't pay enough attention to its employees, but that has been markedly improved.


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Stressful with no little money"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Visual Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Visual Designer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at App Annie (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well there was Free Food and a nice good culture.

    Cons

    Stressful, tight deadlines, bad management, low salary compare to all the work that I was doing.

    Advice to Management

    Have more reasonable deadlines, and appreciate your designers!


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Satisfaction will come through hard work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at App Annie full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    True potential to be one of the most influential experiences of your career. Open door policy allows you to be heard and your ideas to turn into real opportunities. App Annie is in a unique, ever-changing environment which makes work exciting and demanding all together, and brings out the best of their employees. From my own experience, I've seen great comradery both within teams and in cross-functional work. The exposure that you get into other functions of the business (not just your own) has always been the highlight for me.

    Cons

    Sometimes feels like the high pace in which the company operates in leaves the employees feeling like they are not the highest priority. Senior roles are not always good managers, which can create frustration with employees who feel like they are not getting enough in return

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in managerial soft skills and create clear long-term career paths. Employees need to know that there is place for them to grow in the company.


  8. Helpful (23)

    "Don't Believe the Hype"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Management in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at App Annie full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    With offices around the world and multiple cultures represented App Annie is a truly global company. Interesting client list. Lots of free shirts.

    Cons

    With tough times ahead in the industry, blame is starting to become the norm. They have done a good job bringing in Senior Management to fix the unfixable. But instead of recognizing the people who got them this far, they are blaming them for not getting them farther. Stress is the norm, and fear pervades. No work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like humans, not assets to be invested or sold.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting opportunity at a growing company with great people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at App Annie full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible, industry-leading products with a large and addressable market. Guidance from the new and experienced executive leadership team has helped transform the sales model for the next phase of growth.

    Being experienced in sales and understanding how to manage your territory while executing sales strategies will allow you to earn great money and advance within the company. Impressive YoY growth within the company and the market is a clearly a sign that the company is on a positive and successful trajectory.

    Fun and inviting environment to work in! Tons of parties, gatherings and company events.

    Cons

    With a company that's transitioning from startup to enterprise, there are a lot of moving parts. Management has done a great job keeping their focus on the big picture and company goals. You will need to do as much as you can independently to help the company grow without having your handheld. This is a con in many people's eyes, but to me it's a great learning experience and allows me to pull my weight and achieve as much as I can to help the transition become smoother.

    Advice to Management

    You have done a great job keeping us informed about the company's path and goals. Please continue to leave your doors open and allowing us to learn as much as we can.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at App Annie full-time

    Pros

    Since starting around this time last year I'd have to say that my experience at App Annie has been nothing short of positive. Everyone exudes honesty, kindness, and passion in everything they do. Whatever your position, the executives constantly encourage you to ask questions. And whatever your question might be, they answer honestly and to the best of their ability. That's a very rare thing to find in any workplace and its just a small part of what makes it fun.

    Cons

    There are a lot of growing pains that come from immense growth and lack of processes. In sales, you must be proactive and be willing to tough it out frequently due to ever-changing processes and people's roles which can be tiresome at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and continue to remain effective leaders through transparency and availability.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Very Solid Startup, Great Culture, Strong Leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    App Annie is a great company to be at. For starters, It is financially stable. Not only did the last round of funding go through smoothly the company is making real money selling to enterprise customers and we can see deals coming in each quarter. There is a also a new Mid Market team that has been gaining a lot of traction. Mobile is growing and customers know they need this data and analytics.

    The sales compensation plan has changed and is now very good. It used to be somewhat opaque and hard to understand. The primary problem was that it was complex and confusing figuring out how much commission I would get for each deal closed. Now, it's a straight % of what you sell. There are accelerators everywhere - for monthly quota attainment, quarterly attainment, multi-product sales and multi-year deals.

    There is definitely potential to grow on the sales team. The senior management team has promoted individual contributors who exceed quota and show leadership into management roles. There is clearly a performance based culture where everyone has an equal chance to succeed in role and advance their career.

    Cons

    With a performance based culture the bottom performers are managed out quickly.

    Lead generation needs to accelerate at scale to accommodate end of year 2016 quota.

    Need to accelerate the innovation and delivery of the product roadmap.

    Advice to Management

    Continue being client focused. Faster go-to-market execution.


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