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AppDynamics Reviews

Updated September 21, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good work & work life balance" (in 21 reviews)

  • "There's nothing like having a great product in an exploding market" (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • "you need to work smartly to strike a decent work life balance in fast paced environment" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Some growing pains here and there, but that is to be expected" (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Business Development Representative"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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. "Strategic Sourcing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Sourcing in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Strategic Sourcing in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mature start-up environment atmosphere where you're constantly challenged to do better. I think there's a good culture of feedback and I feel heard. I feel motivated to bring ideas to the table and supported by my team. There is a lot of potential to expand my role and grow in my career. I love my boss!

    Cons

    For me, it's the parking situation in the city and having to pay for parking when I haven't had to at former places of employment.

    Advice to Management

    Communication around how AppD and Cisco's relationship is evolving would be really helpful to understand our identity.

  3. "Win with AppD"

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    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

    You get the best of both worlds... start up environment with the resources and scale of Cisco. Enthusiastic management team and a great vision.

    Cons

    Lots of meetings can sometimes impact productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Aim high... we have a platform to change the world of application management and business intelligence.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Tough to find a better opportunity"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great product with a great sales team. Still experiencing rapid growth even though the scale of the business is significant. Large market opportunity to execute into, with the backing and resources of Cisco behind us. Opportunity for many integrations with Cisco products, creating a unique set of solutions for markets and customers. Opportunity to be a driving force in Cisco's transition to a software company.

    Cons

    Very little... stock price is tied to overall Cisco performance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on truckin'


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Best of startup (AppDynamics) and enterprise (Cisco)"

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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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    AppDynamics is a standalone business unit of Cisco. So you get the smaller teams and agility of a startup within AppD, but the employment benefits of the enterprise with Cisco ownership. Everyone was welcoming, and there is regular communications from the executives to all hands.

    Cons

    Can take a little time to get used to what you need VPN to access.

    Advice to Management

    Stay communicating to the staff the way you are.


  6. "Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the best experiences ever! Love the environment and the people

    Cons

    Hard to adapt to the fast paced environment but worth it


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to make an impact on the business.
    Strong leadership team
    Growth business

    Cons

    Still developing maturity of processes

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in people development and the AppD culture; keep using sli.do in all hands meetings...it's great.

  8. "Great people, fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leadership cares about its employees and makes an effort to promote work-life harmony. There are many opportunities for advancement; management takes career development seriously and works with you to help you succeed.

    Cons

    There are no cons worth mentioning in this review.

    AppDynamics Response

    Sep 13, 2018 – Talent Team

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at AppDynamics. It's great to hear you are being supported in your career development by leadership. We are fortunate to have many... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Happy to Be Here"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    - we have a great product and are in a great space, there is a need
    - relatively good about internal promotion
    - typical tech perks -- snacks and lunches, along with happy hours and other events around the office
    - great and intelligent people to work with and be around

    Cons

    - some pains with the Cisco acquisition, everything is a lot slower and not as fast-paced so we're losing some of that "late stage startup" vibe, and it takes forever to get anything done
    - some murkiness around communication with eStaff and upper management, we never know what changes are going to happen and why they happen, especially with people in upper management who exit
    - changes are happening too often
    - lots of attrition

    Advice to Management

    talk to your employees/teams and communicate any changes you foresee, especially if it could affect them, instead of "surprise, this person left and now we're going to do this," just be as transparent and honest as possible


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Dynamic for sure!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    There's nothing like having a great product in an exploding market...
    ...that is growing far faster than the competition.

    Cons

    Growing so fast that sometimes it's hard to keep track of people

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the transparency! Your willingness to take on literally any question (including personal ones) shows your earnestness to be open to the employees.


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