Appian Employee Reviews about "smart people"
75% would recommend to a friend
(41 total reviews)
78% approve of CEO
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- "Rapid growth in number of employees also comes with challenges but management is aware of this and does their best to ensure the growth does not impact quality and company values." (in 18 reviews)
- "Manager will have 1 on 1 with you every other week but it’s useless they just want to get rid of the people who are genuinely trying to fit it... all they care about is the people who are quick learners" (in 9 reviews)
- "Zero training opportunity." (in 7 reviews)
- "Upper management is a closed group" (in 6 reviews)
- "Feels almost like brainwashing, considering they dropped people like taking out the trash during layoffs (a simple search of Appian layoffs shows what employees really think when not afraid to voice their opinion and how the situation was handled) and yet everyone was still expected to give 110%." (in 6 reviews)
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- 3.0May 28, 2015Account ExecutiveCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearReston, VA
Product is good and there are a lot of smart people in engineering and product management.
CEO is too controlling on product direction. This is not a sales oriented company and respect for sales professionals is very questionable by executive management.8Appian Response9y
Thanks for taking the time to share your views. I'm sorry to hear you had a bad experience but I'm always available to discuss your issue. All four of us Co-founders spend a considerable amount of time in the field directly supporting our sales professionals so we try to pay close attention to their concerns. Is Appian sales-oriented, engineering-oriented, or PS-oriented? My contention is that we must be all three to make our clients successful. As for the product roadmap, there are times when I selfishly wish I controlled it all myself but the wisdom to balance tactical client needs with a long-term, strategic perspective is not resident in one mind alone. It's a strong vision from the CEO paired with a well-functioning marketplace of ideas that has gotten us this far.
- 4.0Aug 4, 2021ConsultantCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsTysons Corner, VA
- Open to listening to feedback - Has a vision for the industry and wants to make an impact in the business world - Smart and collaborative people to work with
- Departments don't always communicate which ends up in duplicating efforts - Needs to define brand and company interests3Appian Response3y
Thank you for taking the time to share feedback on your journey with us, and most importantly - thank you for all you have done over these last 3-4 years. I’m happy to hear things are going well, and appreciate your feedback on cross-departmental communication. This is something we are certainly working on, especially with the ever changing world we are living in. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly if you would be open to discussing further.
- 4.0Feb 8, 2023Manager, Software DevelopmentCurrent Employee
The majority of their recruits are from Colleges The people are very smart and friendly
The product is getting old and legacy
- 5.0Jul 4, 2021Senior ConsultantCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Full of smart people who are great to work with
Organization still can seem siloed at times1Appian Response3y
Thank you for taking the time to share how your experience is going within Appian and the Customer Success department. If you have any additional feedback or suggestions please let us know!
- 5.0Oct 18, 2020Associate Solutions EngineerCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearMcLean, VA
People are smart and passionate
Nothing really yet, everything is smooth sailing so farAppian Response4y
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your experience within our team so far! Happy to hear things are going well. If you have any feedback please feel free to reach out to me directly in the future - my “virtual” door is always open.
- 5.0Jan 24, 2022Senior ConsultantCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
Really Sharp and Kind People Great Benefits and Compensation for the role Transparent and Passionate Leadership Fantastic Product and Vision for the Future
Smart and Hardworking People mean High Expectations. Might not be right for everyone
- 2.0Dec 13, 2020Account ExecutiveFormer Employee, more than 3 years
Company is growing rapidly and stock keeps going up. They typically pay a fairly high base salary. And you’ll need it. Appian has a ton of very smart people who are hard working — including sales and sales management. I’ve worked with some of the best sales managers in my career here— and some of the worst. If you want to be successful, sell in financial services or federal verticals Many customers are raving fans. If you can get an existing customer territory you’ll do well.
Appian is structured so that lawyers approve all deals and the company can make its Wall Street projections while 10% of its sales people close business. most of whom are selling additional licenses to existing customers. Sales reps have been in territory for 4 years and not closed a deal. Plan to live on your base salary for a long time. Very little pressure to close deals in first 2 years. But if you like to close business regularly and win, you may want to find another place to work.26
- 5.0Feb 14, 2017Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
-smart and nice people (for the most part) -close to a meritocracy -lots of employee alignment with company goals and direction -plenty of opportunity for growth -nice office, no dress code, stocked kitchen
typical high growth company challengesAppian Response7y
Your are right that as a high growth company we will face challenges and to ensure our culture remains intact and evolves along with Appian. I work closely with the People team reviewing policies and programs that shape our employee experience. As it relates to merit we have numerous public and private channels for managers and peers to reward and recognize employees. If you have suggestions on a new approach or tweaks to our current programs I would love to hear them. Feel free to grab time on my calendar to discuss further.
- 4.0Aug 30, 2022Solution EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Pay and work life balance is great. People are smart and very helpful.
Some politics and favoritism exists1
- 5.0Apr 10, 2020Software Engineer-IICurrent Employee, more than 1 yearTysons Corner, VA
+ work/life balance + smart and generous people + product vision
- hard to find interesting projects