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AppDirect CEO Nicolas Desmarais & Daniel Saks
Nicolas Desmarais & Daniel Saks
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  1. "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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. "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
  5. "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
  6. 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
  7. "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
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Works on how your manager is"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Pune
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AppDirect (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great environment to work in some great minds to work with hiring process is not that much difficult

    Cons

    if you dont make the manager happy you are not a good fit for the company. make the manager happy and then you are good to go . PSFE team is top in this category whats goes inside the team is exact opposite of what they show outside

    Advice to Management

    you need to keep a check on mangers too how they treat their interns

    AppDirect2018-03-09
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Huge potential, strong software engineering, great atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very energetic and visionary leadership team, with late addition of very experienced members - Excellent engineering leaders and very bright software engineers - Experience the Silicon Valley culture in Montreal - Very good atmosphere and culture of transparency - Great compensation and perks (fancy lunch every Friday, food, beers, Foosball table, game nights, ...) - Implementing the latest engineering technics...

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    Cons

    - The former code base had accumulated tech debt due to commercial success, however there are now dedicated teams to improve the tooling, the architectures, and transform toward true microservices - processes where very ad-hoc to deliver, but getting more and more organized and leadership push to implement true agile-scrum-lean at scale - moving toward complete empowerment of the teams and the software engineers

    Advice to Management

    - keep continuing adding strong and experienced leaders around you and your vision, listen to them - continue to invest in the engineering non-functional requirements, engineering roadmaps and agile-scrum methodologies

    AppDirect2018-01-19
  10. Helpful (8)

    "I have been working at AppDirect full-time (since 1 year)"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Excellent company for skilled people and people who are willing to be high skilled. 2. Excellent food( There is separate comitee who listens to complaint, suggestions and feedback regarding food) 3. Nice Infrastructure and facilities, Flexible working hours, specially WFH provided easily to everyone without asking any question. 4. Company listens to employees, take feedbacks from leads on almost every momnth...

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    Cons

    1. If you are not a good team player don't join Appdirect. (I'ld suggest don't join any company) 2. People should stop blaming the organization for their failure to perform. 3. Few people have felt "like in hell" because they were not able to perform as there colleague were performing. Always showed some execuses ( Sickness is most common reason ). 4. Send developers onshore who are really sincere to get the...

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    Advice to Management

    1. Ignore few negative people who want to blame there old managers only because they themselves were not capable to work in excellent team. 2. Management should take strict action for people whose goals are not at all aligned to organizational goals. 3. Please don't hire people with negative mind set. they spoil the environment. 4. Many people are genuinely happy, please ignore negative minds. 5. Few people...

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    AppDirect2017-10-16
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