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Applied Predictive Technologies Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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  • The work life balance could be better (in 14 reviews)

  • Client Services is a bit understaffed which leads to long hours (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Business Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As someone who joined APT right out of right out college, after considering other consulting careers, I like APT because I truly believe in the data-driven decision making we enable our clients to do.

    The culture is really great. It's a young, casual, and very friendly environment. Beyond that, I've found that my coworkers are truly invested in my professional development, and are always willing to offer advice on ways I can grow. You're given a lot of independence and responsibility, which can be a little intimidating at first, but is also an exciting challenge.

    Within your first few months, you're able to take on a variety of different rolls on each projects, and gain exposure to many different industries. As the company expands, there are projects in many new industries, from the public sector to pharma.

    Cons

    The work life balance could be better. The workload will vary throughout the year, but there are several times throughout the year when there is a lot to be done across many of your projects.

    Applied Predictive Technologies Response

    Aug 31, 2016 – Chief People Officer and SVP, Marketing

    Thank you for writing this review! We are happy to hear you enjoy working at a company that emphasizes working hard while also having fun. One of the great things about APT is the ability for our ... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "second year Business consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Predictive Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    smart people, lots of immediate ownership of tasks and projects, lots of internal and external senior executive exposure

    Cons

    Company needs to spend more time emphasizing how great it is to work here in recruiting - really send home that BCs here have the opportunity to gain experiences as you would both from being an associate consultant/analyst etc at a traditional management consulting firm but also as an analyst/APM at a growing tech firm. Best of both worlds!

    Advice to Management

    keep paying competitively as tech firms try to poach talent, and keep an emphasis on mentorship


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Worst work experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Predictive Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is on par with other consulting firms for the first few years

    Cons

    Terrible training , you really get thrown into the deep end, especially if you don't have a tech or coding background.

    Also, the work isn't that interesting and is nothing like strategy consulting (which they sell it as in recruiting), but rather a help desk for helping clients use the software to make decisions about their business. Very little intellectual stimulation as a result.

    Also, no b-school sponsorship makes it pale in comparison to other tier two and three consulting firms.

    Advice to Management

    Don't pretend to be a strategy consulting firm in recruiting .


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Rapidly growing fun company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Predictive Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Employees are friends with each other, which makes coming to work fun. You get lots of responsibility as the company is growing fast. There is a ton of learning opportunities from working with multiple clients at once. You receive performance reviews and give firm feedback every 6 months - there is a culture of feedback and professional growth.

    Cons

    Work is demanding, but rewarding. Have to be willing to put in effort to get the job done.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic place to work and begin a career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Predictive Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting, engaging work, unbelievable benefits, and awesome people to work with. APT has been a great place to start my career - and I look forward to the continued growth of the firm.

    Cons

    Hours can be long, and sometimes co-workers can be intense. Overall great culture, but frequent travel can have me feeling exhausted at times.


  7. "Amazing organization which continues to amaze me"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Predictive Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    APT is an absolutely first tier consulting and data science organization. Despite now 15 years of experience, they maintain an innovative, open, and entrepreneurial atmosphere. The management is superb, the problems are the future of consulting, the vibe is friendly and supportive. The opportunities are excellent - APT put me in the board room of a Billion dollar company within 6 months of my joining. The best part, however, is the rigor and empirical approach to consulting which APT takes. The scientific approach to business question is powerful and highly satisfying. APT has carved out a name for itself and will continue to grow well into the future.

    Cons

    Rapid growth can make the company unfocused at times. Flat, merit based hierarchy encourages people to work to stand out, when sometimes people need to gel more tightly behind a set of ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! As the company expands globally, work to keep a central identity.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Predictive Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Fun and collaborative culture
    - Strong focus on career development and progression
    - Have opportunities to work on projects that interest you
    - Get to share your work with Senior VPs and the CTO
    - Everyone's opinions are heard and appreciated, no matter how long they've been with the company
    - Have a strong focus on innovation within the company
    - Collects employee feedback often to make improvements to the company
    - A lot of great perks (vacation, free food, game room, etc.)

    Cons

    The company is starting to grow rapidly, which means there will be challenges with keeping the company culture intact, although I think the company is aware of this and is taking the right steps towards ensuring this isn't an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to get feedback from employees so that you can keep track of how the company is evolving as it grows. Put in place systems that allow for the company to keep its fun, collaborative, and innovative culture even as the company grows.

    Applied Predictive Technologies Response

    Nov 30, 2016 – Chief People Officer and SVP, Marketing

    Thank you for providing this feedback! It’s great to hear that after being here for less than a year you have been working on projects that interest you and are experiencing development in your ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "APT"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Predictive Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, intellectually stimulating work, world class clients, amazing benefits. Firm feedback is taken very seriously and listened to in an effort to retain a top notch culture.

    Cons

    In a rapidly growing environment, there are associated growing pains such as the need for more space and more people quickier than realistically possible. That said, management seems to throw every possible resource to get employees the support they need.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the make it happen culture even as we grow

    Applied Predictive Technologies Response

    Nov 30, 2016 – Chief People Officer and SVP, Marketing

    Thanks for writing a review! We love to hear that our employees are engaging in intellectually stimulating work. You’re absolutely right that as we grow it will be essential to keep up with that ... More


  10. "HR Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Predictive Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The greatest thing about working at APT is the culture here and how dedicated everyone is. People work really hard here but there are also a lot of fun social events throughout the year so it helps create some balance. The environment here is also pretty casual and young.

    Cons

    The work life balance could be better - it can be difficult to draw the line and stop focusing on work at the end of the day and everyone puts in a late night at work every now and again.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on making the culture a priority and continuing to keep senior level employees interacting with the rest of the company. It's a great aspect of our culture and should be continued!


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Consulting with an analytical and software spin"

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

    I have been working at Applied Predictive Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As a Business Consultant I get to work on multiple clients with multiple teams, so I have exposure to different industries, types of projects, and people to work with all the time. It makes every day have something new and keeps the challenges exciting and rewarding. There is a little bit a travel (1-2 times a month), so just enough to have different experiences but not so much that it takes over your life.

    Within a year at APT I have had tremendous opportunity to work with executives of large companies, having even presented in person to CEOs and CFOs. There is a lot of growth opportunity and I can continually ask for specific type of work I might want to get involved with.

    For the SF office in particular, the work space is relaxed and fun. We are still small enough where we really get to know each other and there are a lot of ways to be social with coworkers. We have office sponsored events several times a month in addition to the smaller more spontaneous hanging out.

    In the end, I truly believe in what APT is trying to do as a company, and that makes the work so much more meaningful. We are a software firm, but we really think about how business people will interpret our analytics. We are a consulting firm, but our recommendations are based on data driven results. We build well rounded people who don't just do their job, but get involved in other parts of the company, from recruiting, to product development, to marketing, to culture building.

    Cons

    APT could improve its recruiting to widen its candidate pool. There are sometimes obvious gaps in diversity. Luckily, there are various efforts in the works to try and tackle this.

    Not being in DC can sometimes be frustrating. We are increasingly growing as a global company and we need to think more about how to improve cross office communication, collaboration, and culture.

    We are definitely not a 9-5 job (I would say 50-55 hours is the average), and there are some later nights and stressful situations. Usually if you're staying late, though, it's with your team and for an important reason so everyone feels motivated to get the job done. We also are compensated enough to make it worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue thinking about how growing globally will affect the company and its employees. They need to quickly adapt to the type of people needed and the right way to keep those people happy in their respective locations.

    Applied Predictive Technologies Response

    Nov 30, 2016 – Chief People Officer and SVP, Marketing

    It’s wonderful that you are having such an enriching work experience as a Business Consultant. I hear you on widening our candidate pool - we do have work to create a more diverse employee ... More


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