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Found 810 of over 864 reviews
4.0
71% Recommend to a Friend
AppDynamics VP/General Manager Linda Tong
81% Approve of CEO

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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "The people here are great to work with and the company cares about their employees.(in 107 reviews)
  • "Great culture and a fun place to work(in 92 reviews)
  • "Great leadership and sales process.(in 41 reviews)
  • "Good work life balance (if you are looking for that)(in 40 reviews)
  • "Cisco benefits are great and the company mostly embraces a thoughtful strategy to how they treat employees.(in 39 reviews)
Cons
  • "Managers bad talked reps behind backs and had false sense of superiority for no reason.(in 13 reviews)
  • "Training is done mostly through shadowing and there is not a very set course on what you should be learning.(in 5 reviews)
  • "Not many but is fast paced and some times long hours which makes it exciting to go to work.(in 5 reviews)
  • "Career growth is 100% about who likes you and not anything to do with performance.(in 5 reviews)
  • "Lack of Diversity(in 4 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Awesome worksplace

    Jun 20, 2022 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It's one of the best places to work.

    Cons

    Not so far, all good

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    An amazing culture and a great place to work.

    May 26, 2022 - Sales Operations Manager in Richardson, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Growing and expanding - can't say enough good things about AppDynamics. It was acquired years before I got there by Cisco Systems and Cisco didn't meddle with the culture. You coworkers genuinely care and help you. APM (Software that monitors Software) is a huge growth market and creates a high revenue position and this is Cisco's engine to bridge the gap from being a hardware focused company into being a SaaS company (at least one of them). I left because I was in the wrong role - very transactional. I traded great work-life balance for a new role that was more demanding -but that is what I wanted to advance my career. I'd recommend AppD to anybody.

    Cons

    There are definitely silos, and spheres of influence but the culture makes it easy to bridge. It's more not knowing who or what is responsible for what during ramp up that is the issue. But again, it's a helpful culture so if you ask enough people you get the answer. Covid and working remote didn't help it may be different not the office is back up.

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Nice work

    Oct 1, 2022 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture in the work place

    Cons

    Better promos could be offered

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place for a Sales Career

    Jun 1, 2022 - Sr. Sales Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Leadership is amazing and transparent from the top down at Cisco During COVID Chuck Robbins was one of the most empathetic and strategic leaders I've ever seen. Great training if you're new to sales, learn to use MEDDPIC, Mandel, etc. Diversity and inclusion groups of all types exist and are baked into both the AppDynamics and Cisco cultures

    Cons

    I have only great things to say, this is a great place for a sales career. The only reason I left, was to try the startup equity lifestyle. I'll probably find myself back at Cisco one day.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Little big company

    Jun 26, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Somewhat autonomous from Cisco so culture is still more like a smaller company, great people, cool product space with lots of growth potential, good benefits and pay, and remote work and work/life balance fully embraced.

    Cons

    Being a part of Cisco is a blessing and curse. It’s getting impossible to be productive and do anything with so much bureaucracy. Leadership is falling short, not because they don’t have great ideas or motivation, but are restricted due to the larger acquisition.

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  7. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Toxic Environment, zero accountability

    Apr 5, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Meeting great people who share the same experience as you Cisco backing

    Cons

    - Toxic manipulative leadership - Bad work life balance. Management will tell you to enjoy your down time, and then contradicts themselves by contacting you on your time off to work. Most employees work 10-12 hour days unless you are on a team that can coast with ease. - Leadership in certain orgs offering “promotions” with no salary increase or level increase. - Titles not matching scope of work or level. Observed team leader titles not being equal to one another. The inequality on my team often fell on the woman. Blatant gender discrimination. - ZERO accountability. Seeing a leader continually discriminate, obvious inequality, favoritism and unethical actions. It gets reported by multiple people, and this leader remains in a position of power.

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    8 people found this review helpful
  8. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Company culture great on paper but management TOXIC

    Mar 27, 2022 - Corporate Account Executive in Richardson, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Cool perks, really good benefits under Cisco, 19 -21 weeks maternity leave, 401k match, great stock plan

    Cons

    Great culture on paper, BUT in practice was one of the most toxic places I’ve ever worked. Definitely a boys club…if you were minority of any kind (person of color or female) you were treated as less than and had to work twice as hard for any promotions. New female managers were the most toxic of all…even going as far as to sabotage multiple people’s promotions simply due to personal judgements and not performance or merit. Managers bad talked reps behind backs and had false sense of superiority for no reason. All the good managers were treated like crap and left. The only people left were unprofessional at best. The talent pool there kept shrinking when I was there, and the only people that got promoted were only promoted because they were all that was left.

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    9 people found this review helpful
  9. 1.0
    Former Employee

    AppD's prime is long gone

    Apr 20, 2022 - Customer Service Representative 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You can trust the people you work closely with, but outside of that close group, you can't. Some very talented people but they are leaving now. To be successful here, just stay long enough, and you will be promoted because people will leave, and they've nobody else to promote. And then leave.

    Cons

    The culture is toxic and results from the CRO/CCO. His influence harmed the Professional Service org and oozed into the rest of the CS organization. Support Sr. Leadership lacks vision, innovation, and very little collaboration with other teams. Very little collaboration among the teams. Innovations to improve collaboration and productivity is snuffed out by the poor leaders. The products are outdated, and the competition has surpassed AppD. The company is not customer-centric and would instead focus on its internal metrics. Losing sight of what the customer wants to achieve and what it takes to complete the customer's desired goal.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great people and product

    Jan 19, 2022 - Solutions Architect in Dallas, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits, excellent work hours, training is encouraged and provided, most leaders are great and none for me to complain about. Everyone seems happy to help each other out with whatever they need, lots of high skill and talent here. Being part of Cisco makes for a ton of potential connections.

    Cons

    Not really a con, but, I would like to see the product releases be quicker which I know is being worked on.

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    7 people found this review helpful
  11. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    AppDynamics is a great place to work

    May 11, 2022 - Enterprise Account Executive in Richardson, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great product that is a market leader Great leadership that helps you grow Great pay structure

    Cons

    Lots of pipeline generation required to source new opportunities

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AppDynamics has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 864 reviews left anonymously by employees. 71% of employees would recommend working at AppDynamics to a friend and 52% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, AppDynamics employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at AppDynamics. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.

71% of AppDynamics employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated AppDynamics 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at AppDynamics to be senior leadership, benefits, career development and the cons to be work life balance, management.

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