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Applico Reviews

Updated November 18, 2017
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Pros
  • some startup work too that exposed me to a lot of different industry and cutting edge technologies (in 6 reviews)

  • Interesting business model, autonomous work environment (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Executives ask their employees to write positive reviews on Glassdoor (in 5 reviews)

  • Work is fast paced, so some people struggle (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Have an impact and do good work"

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

    I worked at Applico full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -work with enterprise clients on cool projects that will have a huge impact on their businesses
    -some startup work too that exposed me to a lot of different industry and cutting edge technologies
    -great team, fun to work with
    -work alongside entrepreneurs who have track record of success. Great experience if you want to start your own business

    Cons

    -hours can be long sometimes
    -if you don't have client-facing skills, can be a bit of a learning curve
    -roles aren't always well defined, will need to wear multiple hats sometimes

    Advice to Management

    build on core team, keep getting interesting client work to motivate them


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A scam propped up by trust funds"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Applico (More than a year)

    Pros

    I cannot ethically say there are any

    Cons

    There is a reason the entire team has left multiple times. Alex is arrogant, out of touch, and downright fraudulent. He doesn't pay bonus, he screws over contractors. There are tons of active lawsuits against him. This is just a scam propped up by his friends parents money.

    Advice to Management

    Quit

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Lot of Exciting and Innovative Work"

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    Current Employee - Business Design Lead in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Design Lead in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Constantly changing work in different sectors and industries. Forcing you to expand your knowledge base and skill set.

    Cons

    A lot of problem-solving responsibility is placed on the employee, as a results some people struggle to succeed.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great team, cool thesis, about to strike gold"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Applico full-time

    Pros

    Love the team a lot. Interesting thought leadership and compelling projects. On a good tear with the business pivot and about to transform some really consequential client outcomes.

    Really exciting trajectory for the company and a great deal of prescience.

    Honestly, I don't want to work anywhere else right now and, if/when I do leave, the Applico bit on my resume is going to be strong.

    Cons

    Communication & collaboration culture need elevation. More transparency and fairness.

    Advice to Management

    Empathy goes a long way. Take a moment before giving a directive and think the next steps through.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Groundfloor Platforms"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applico full-time

    Pros

    - The current team is solid, and the enterprise strategy is a large departure from the previous history of Applico of being just an app dev shop.
    - Team works hard together, fun culture (pool, poker, happy hours).
    - Hungry co-workers who really want to excel in Platform Design and the service offerings that Applico provides
    - CEO is reasonable, communicative. I think hard lessons were learned in turning around the company, and the maturity in leadership is showing.

    Cons

    - Business can get "streaky" so riding the cycles is key.
    - Wish there was a bit more employee diversity (but every startup does).
    - For a small team, need clear stakeholders to drive project, or else it falls layside.

    Advice to Management

    - Take care of your people. Listen and nurture, and let's keep pushing!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting company - good place to learn"

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

    I worked at Applico full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I'm interested in starting my own business, and Applico was a great place to learn how to do it. I got to work with a mix of startup and enterprise clients and alongside entrepreneurs who have successfully built and sold startups.

    Cons

    Work is fast paced, so some people struggle. You'll get thrown into action quickly. Onboarding maybe could be improved, but I enjoyed getting involved with clients and the team right away.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on platforms is really cool and unique. Core team is great, but seems like company needs to keep growing to meet its potential.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Unbeleivable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Applico full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    For a few years, the people there were amazing. Regardless of the insane CEO, the camaraderie got us through the day. The constant stream of cool, cutting edge product opportunities kept things interesting. It was good when everything was in-house.

    Cons

    As long as Alex is involved, it's a stressful environment. At the end of the day, he really only cares about himself: being on TV, getting written up articles/blogs/tweets, promoting his book, and how much money he can get signed, regardless of the impact on the people who have to do the actual work.

    It's amazing, after most of the company (over 50%) left in 2015, how it's still standing, with mostly new blood that doesn't (yet) know any better. FYI most of the vague positive reviews are from interns.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the facade. The smoke & mirrors. Messing up W-2's multiple years in a row. Suing employees for wanting to leave...really, who does that?

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Mobile Developer"

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    Former Employee - Mobile Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Mobile Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    nice working evvironment and nice colleagues.have good work balance life

    Cons

    low pay and no benefit. No opportunites to grow in career path


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Product Management Team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Applico full-time

    Pros

    Many interesting projects, latest technology, bright staff. Would recommend just for the experience.

    Cons

    No certainty about strategy and how to handle difficult client situations.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "the next mckinsey"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    i want to eventually start my own platform business and the work i do for clients helps me with my future startup aspirations
    i get to create my own process and have a lot of control over how i do my work
    i like the projects we work on and opportunities we help our clients go after

    Cons

    it would be nice to have more face time with the counter parts in LA
    the office floors need to be redone
    we don't get to be as involved with the clients' success after they launch


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