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AppDirect CEO Nicolas Desmarais & Daniel Saks
Nicolas Desmarais & Daniel Saks
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Awesome Work Culture And Enviroment"

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    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You have free food You have TT, Foosball, Pool games to pay You have karaoke room, Dance room, You can play your own music. You have Yoga, Dance class, Zumba. The company is taking care of his employees. Now coming to work part: You can choose which kind of work you want to do. You have complete freedom to choose your work. If required WFH is available. Your Managers are very much understanding Everyone...

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    Cons

    Need to improve the food quality. Need to improve on the government holidays side. Currently, the number of days are bit less.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the momentum.

    AppDirect2017-04-18
  2. Helpful (13)

    "Recently laid off about 50 employees in which most of them are based in SF office."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AppDirect full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance is good. Product teams rarely have to work over time or ok weekends. Amazing view of the city. Convenient location to restaurants. Catered lunch once a week on Fridays. Plenty of snacks. 20 days PTO a year.

    Cons

    20 days PTO a year, but you have take 3 mandatory PTO for Christmas and new year. Recently laid off about 50 employees. Pretty much all Tech supports, Account managers, and QAs are laid off in SF location. Sunnyvale Plug and Play location is shut down due to down sizing. No performance bonus. No 401k marching. Healthcare is expensive if you have dependents. Lots of partners have terminated partnerships with the company...

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    AppDirect2018-11-20
  3. "Awesome Company To Work For"

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AppDirect full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Exciting and Extremly Talented Engineering and Sales Team - Great Work Life Balance - Great Benefits - AWESOME APPDIRECT

    Cons

    - No 401K Match - No Cash Bonus

    Advice to Management

    - Keep Up With Your Awesome Efforts To Grow Company

    AppDirect2016-04-21
  4. Helpful (16)

    "Smart Engineers - Bad Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AppDirect full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Engineers here are some of the brightest and friendliest I've worked with. Company is growing fast so lots of room for growth. The office is at a great location and has a terrific view of the city.

    Cons

    CTO has bad leadership which can be shown by recent exits from many engineers. He needs to get off his smartphone and talk to the engineers.

    AppDirect2015-10-06
  5. Helpful (18)

    "Your average startup, no rocket ship"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AppDirect full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Many good people still work here though quite a few have moved on recently. Brand new 24th floor office. Catered lunch on Fridays. Lots of snacks lying around in general. Lots of changes/hiring although in engineering most new hires were for the Montreal office. Clear core values that are emphasized often.

    Cons

    Not engineering driven or product driven. Revenue mainly comes from a few large multi-year deals. Custom work with tight deadlines driven by large clients divert a significant amount of engineering resources. Custom work don't scale. Often have to deal with outdated technology. That said, the company is moving down market and trying out lower-tier versions to appeal to more customers. The jury is still out but currently...

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    Advice to Management

    Focus more on building value into the product. Don't be afraid to push back on unreasonable client requests.

    AppDirect2014-10-04
  6. "Great peers, great culture"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very bright and friendly people, and an honest, fast-paced culture. Good integration between engineering, product management and sales. Oh and a great office in downtown San Francisco!

    Cons

    Things move fast, so the opportunities to try and break things are very few. Compensation-wise also it could be better, but it is ok.

    Advice to Management

    As the company grows, it would benefit of a bit of formalization of HR procedures, performance review and more constant feedback.

    AppDirect2014-05-07
  7. "Great place to work, keep it up guys!"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AppDirect full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work, I enjoyed my time there.

    Cons

    Difficult to communicate with SF sometimes

    AppDirect2019-04-18
  8. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AppDirect full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - free lunch on fridays - cool tech - cool people

    Cons

    - boring product - bad office (duke) - great gig for the less talented

    AppDirect2019-02-28
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Could have been better"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune

    I have been working at AppDirect full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free Food and Snacks On Time Salary Open Source latest technology used Fun at work culture Onsite opportunities

    Cons

    Poor management at India level. Layoff is very high. Quality work will only be given if you flatter your manager.

    Advice to Management

    Very poor management at India level. Hire few engineers rather than hiring a lot. Huge communication gap between India and SF. Biased employee review

    AppDirect2018-11-13
  10. "Nice Company"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AppDirect (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice company to work with

    Cons

    A lot of change when I was working there.

    AppDirect2018-07-17
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