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AppDynamics Reviews

Updated November 9, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good work & work life balance" (in 24 reviews)

  • "There's nothing like having a great product in an exploding market" (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hard to manage work-life balance" (in 29 reviews)

  • "Some growing pains here and there, but that is to be expected" (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Business Development Representative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great encouraging and supportive leadership

    Promotional opportunities every quarter. (Career advancements)

    Family atmosphere, where everyone has a genuine interest in you as an individual and employee.

    Great benefits being aligned with Cisco (Insurance Day 1, 401k match, ESP)

    Work life balance.

    Catered breakfast, lunch and kitchen full of snacks/bevg.

    Weekly massage

    Sales atmosphere, but not micromanage.

    AppDynamics gives everyone REGARDLESS background the ability to grow — personally, professionally, and financially!

    Cons

    There is no Freshman 15, rather the AppD 15! :)

    Advice to Management

    Have extended Bootcamps/classes for new hires.

    AppDynamics Response

    Aug 21, 2018 – Talent Team

    Thanks for leaving us an amazing review. You've listed many great perks of working at AppDynamics. It's true, if you aren't careful too many delicious snacks can lead to the AppD 15. Feel free to... More


  2. "Good Opportunity & Genuinely Good People"

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

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

    Pros

    - Good people that are a joy to work with/for.
    - Real opportunity for advancement (I started with loads of people who are now managers or who changed orgs to try something new).
    - Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    - nothing really comes to mind. Some people have poor experiences, but you'll always have that.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  3. "Security Lead"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Lead, Compliance and Internal Audit in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Security Lead, Compliance and Internal Audit in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small company atmosphere, yet part of a very big company

    Cons

    Merge with Cisco's resources is moving slowly

    Advice to Management

    Make communications with Cisco better and easier for all levels


  4. "Priorities always shifting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - It appears as if the top leadership really does care about making AppD a great place to work
    - Fully stocked kitchen with a ton of free food

    Cons

    - There is no strategy. There is talk about "strategic initiatives" but really all of the middle management "leaders" just chase the next shiny object which changes about every 3 weeks. This makes it hard to bring anything meaningful to the finish line.
    - There are very few good leaders. The rest do not know how to lead a team. AppD has been offering leadership courses. The courses are evidently are not helping.
    - Your job will surely change within weeks of being hired. And then change again every few months.
    - This is not a collaborative place to work. Very competitive - even within teams.

    Advice to Management

    Create a strategy and stick to it so that employees can do meaningful work. Need stronger leaders.

    AppDynamics Response

    Nov 6, 2018 – Talent Team

    Thanks for taking the time to share your AppD experience. Your feedback regarding the fully stocked kitchen and caring top leaders is spot on. Making AppDynamics a great place for passionate people... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to grow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot while working here.
    Good people, including managers that I worked with.
    Work for the nr.1 APM company in the world as per Gartner report with largest companies of the world.
    WFH any day.
    20 days of vacation to start with.

    Cons

    Too many restructuring events in the last 1.5 years and more to come. I know the company is growing, but hope it is not happening at the same pace and scale all at once.
    Some of the managers have yesmen in their ranks, but we need more of those that not only execute, but drive things even further.

    Advice to Management

    Promote the people that have stayed from pre-purchase.
    Diversify new hires even more.


  6. "Find Success, Never Look Again"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you can be successful here for 2.5+ years, you'll be welcomed into a family of first class sales people. Your game will be challenged and elevated to sell this incredible product. Once this group has seen you sell, you'll never have to hunt for a job again.

    Cons

    This job is really tough. Even though the product is great, it's still a tough selling motion based on the nature of what it does and who it supports. Also, it can be a challenge to get from the inside into an outside role.

    Advice to Management

    Would be really great to get to work from home once or twice a week.

    AppDynamics Response

    Oct 25, 2018 – Talent Team

    Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We’re thrilled to hear you’ve been enjoying the challenging yet rewarding sales culture at AppDynamics. Glad to have you as part of the AppDynamics... More


  7. "Channel Account Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time

    Pros

    Amazing team supporting an innovative technology.

    Cons

    No specific cons for me at this time.

  8. "Monitoring, more forward thinking than you think!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time

    Pros

    After spending time at a few big firms and a few really small firms, landed at AppD.
    *Used to think monitoring was a bit dull, but a lot of innovation going on.
    *Pretty generous and out of the really big firms, Cisco has a good reputation amongst employees.
    *Doesn't feel like just a number.
    *Role I have, have a lot of creative freedom, more so than I would have thought.
    *Management is pretty transparent.
    *Really care about their people and Cisco benefits are pretty good IMO.

    Cons

    *Might be more just opinion from my side, coming from two small start ups, just getting used to the specialization that folks have and number of folks.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in the product and innovation. The space for me unexpectedly moves fast since we need to make sure we are included in the latest technology ecosystems.


  9. "Sr. Programs Manager"

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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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Startup culture with passionate things to work on while enjoying big corporate benefits and work-life balance. Great commute options

    Cons

    No office cubes with noise around

    Advice to Management

    Optimize work space and equipment per better team producitivity


  10. "A great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time

    Pros

    I'm happy with my compensation, my work schedule, and the snacks

    Cons

    I haven't worked here long enough to have cons worth mentioning


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