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AppDynamics Sales Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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  • work life balance is not necessarily the best (in 9 reviews)

  • Typical growing pains of a start-up growing at this pace (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Company Ran by Excellent People"

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

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

    Pros

    - Highest paying career to date with uncapped commissions and achievable accelerators
    - Heavy INTERNAL promotion opportunities
    - Proven results driven sales process
    - Highly competitive work environment with leadership fighting with you in the trenches
    - Monday breakfast and Wednesday lunch provided (along with a kitchen full of snacks and drinks)

    Cons

    - Work environment and making money is so enjoyable that you forget about going home for family time.
    - Cisco large scale internal processes but AppDynamics will remain exclusive with Cisco dollars to back more growth and R&D
    - Tough and lengthy interview process (ensure top talent gets hired)

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting within and inspiring to win together. Offer remote days for proven quota achievers

    AppDynamics Response

    May 8, 2017 – AppDynamics Representative

    We are happy to hear you believe in the management and culture here at AppDynamics. We pride ourselves in making it a great environment to work in. Thank you for your review!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing growth, pay & work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Growing company means evolving teams with more opportunities for promotions
    -Uncapped & attainable accelerators - best earnings years of my career so far
    -Leadership is heavily invested in each person's success - they will absolutely go to bat for you to keep quotas manageable & that you're taken care of on comp
    -Significant opportunities for personal growth learning the company's sales cycle & unique processes
    -401k match with the Cisco acquisition
    -Constant collaboration between teams. Great work environment all around

    Cons

    -Not your typical 9-5 - not so much a con but you have to be open to flexible working hours, especially if your territory / region is out of your timezone.
    -Acquisition by Cisco means integration with their internal systems - AppD is still autonomous within Cisco so the disruption is minimal

    AppDynamics Response

    Jun 12, 2017 – AppDynamics Representative

    Thank you for your detailed review, we are happy to hear you feel there is amazing growth, great compensation and working environment here at AppDynamics. We care about each and every one of our... More

  3. "Great Experience"

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    Former Intern - Sales Intern in Dallas, TX
    Former Intern - Sales Intern in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AppDynamics as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Meaningful work, excellent leadership, great environment

    Cons

    Honestly, nothing bad to say.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "GREAT Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Excellent hiring process.
    - Best of breed technology.
    - Fast paced and always changing.
    - Company is filled with A+ players.
    - Lots of training materials for enablement.
    - AppD takes employee onboarding very seriously to get people up and running ASAP.
    - Tried, tested and true sales model/playbook.
    - Phenomenal growth year-over-year.
    - I could keep going, but will stop now.

    Cons

    - With a possible IPO looming, changes are being made with little transparency.
    - That is about all that I can think of at this time.

    AppDynamics Response

    Nov 1, 2016 – AppDynamics Representative

    Thank you for your review of the company! Our Recruiting and HR team is very engaged and involved in onboarding, and we are thrilled to hear you had a smooth process. In addition, our management... More


  5. "Sales Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of smart, and passionate people. Great product, and strong brand in APM. Working at AppDynamics in a word is fast pace and fun, just the way I like it. I love working remote, and the management style.

    Cons

    None - the small ones I can think of already have action plans in place like investing more into specialist roles, great competitive intelligence, moving the org to respond to the market are all things I would have listed 3-4 months ago, they have solid plans and activities addressing concerns in real time.

    Advice to Management

    Drive more regional partner adoption!

    Keep the culture, keep innovating on the core product (but you are already doing this so it is not really advice more than it is encouragement that you are doing the right thing).

    AppDynamics Response

    Aug 29, 2016 – AppDynamics Representative

    We are thrilled to hear you are enjoying the people, the culture at AppDynamics, as well as the product itself! Whenever we see a problem, we try to address it right away. Glad to have you on the... More


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at AppDynamics (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent money, good environment as early stage company

    Cons

    New management changed the company significantly and it's no longer a fun place to work

    Advice to Management

    make sure you know what you're getting into

    AppDynamics Response

    Jul 14, 2016 – Social Media and Recruiting Coordinator

    We're sorry to see that you have moved on, but excited for your new endeavors! As we scale, there will be, without a doubt, growing pains. As much as we try to keep our start up within a start up... More


  7. "Enterprise Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Sales in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Enterprise Sales in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has so many people interested in helping. Having started companies, I know how hard it is to do things right. AppDynamics is an amazing company that has stayed true to its founding vision.

    Cons

    The company will need to become less SF centric.

    Advice to Management

    Build the next great software company.

    AppDynamics Response

    Feb 8, 2016 – Social Media and Recruiting Coordinator

    Thank you for acknowledging that we make it our top priority to stay true to our vision. We strongly believe in a collaborative work environment and try our best to hire those whose values align with... More

  8. Helpful (6)

    "On Boarding is Great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I can tell within my first week that I made the correct decision in joining the AppDynamics team. I made the switch because I was looking for a great environment to continue to grow my sales skills and everyone here is absolutely in a position to help me with that. Can't wait to see what my future holds here.

    Cons

    I was told at every stage of the interview process that it would be a ton of work to get ramped up quickly in my sales role. That has lived up to it's word, but the work is worth it.

    AppDynamics Response

    Aug 27, 2015 – Social Media and Recruiting Coordinator

    We're so happy that you look forward to a bright future with us! We aim to hire top talent, and it is part of our culture to bring new hires, like you, on board with all the resources you need to... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Rep"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great industry and exciting company. Looking forward to the next few years as we continue to roll out exciting new offerings

    Cons

    Rapid growth causes some pains but nothing that is substantial enough to mention

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on growth and customer satisfaction and everything else will fall into place


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Challenging workplace with an emphasis on hyper growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Constantly being challenged
    All the tools needed to do your job are given to you
    VERY STRONG product
    Loyal Customers

    Cons

    fiefdom mentality with extremely narrow pool of talent being brought in, namely McAfee, BMC and ex-CA Wily
    protectionist stance with leadership, not advancement from within...
    Big company/corporate leadership team out of tune with challenges of small hyper-growth startup...

    Advice to Management

    Recruit outside of BMC, CA, McAfee....there is a lot of talent out there and neither one of these three are making hay in the software space lately (cloud?)