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Apps Associates Reviews

Updated December 20, 2018
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Apps Associates Founder & President Sridhar Bogelli
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  • "Demanding hours make it difficult to maintain a work-life balance" (in 8 reviews)

  • "There is no work life balance here" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great Experience Working at Apps!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Competitive salaries
    -Great coaching and plenty of opportunities for career growth
    -Managers who genuinely care for the well-being of their employees (at least in my experience)

    Cons

    -Significant travel if working as a consultant and living anywhere other than the northeastern United States
    -Demanding hours make it difficult to maintain a work-life balance


  2. Helpful (1)

    "STAFF Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Acton, MA
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Acton, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Place to learn new things..perfect place for fresher

    Cons

    You will have a touchbase of all things but not in depth.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good company if you are in right department and with righyt manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Apps Associates full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good learning opportunity for learning and applying your self at work
    Learning & Development department has good content for self learning and organized well
    In general good people to work with

    Cons

    Not all departments are created equal in this company. Wrong department would mean that you are working in dead end career
    Make sure that your manager is really aligned to your carer goals
    Think beyond current project and current quarter.. applies to both managers, consultants
    Keep an eye your career as management might not be focused on it

    Advice to Management

    It was great company when I joined but in recent past it is becoming more of a body shopping company. Few people are burning them selves to build teams and company. Treat them well and they can take you to next level. Ignoring them will not help you in long run.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Beware the Venture Capitalists; Beware the Nepotism; Beware Lies about Bonus Payments."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Acton, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Acton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance is generally quite good, and healthcare benefits in particular are fantastic.

    Cons

    Complete lack of ongoing dialog wrt training, upcoming assignments, etc. If you're on the bench, you are invisible. The lack of communication leads to concern over one's position, and good people leave as a result. This pattern will continue, and even get worse, now that the company is owned by Venture Capitalists. Continuing to solve staffing problems by going to the well of ex-Bluewolf consultants is not a good long-term strategy.

    During my time at Apps, it was stated several times that one's annual bonus was not based on one's billable utilization. This turned out to be a complete lie. In March 2018, the company announced there would be no bonuses unless a previously unadvertised utilization percentage was achieved. 1) It is not the fault of the billable consultants that Sales is incapable of building a pipeline of work; 2) Funny how the managers all got their bonuses, despite abysmal overall performance.

    BEWARE. This company will not be good for your career.

    Advice to Management

    Foster the growth of your employees through robust training options, and keep an open and honest dialog about upcoming assignments and expectations therein. Keeping consultants in the dark only increases the likelihood they will depart.


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apps Associates full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to new technologies and all phases of software development

    Cons

    Management should be more streamlined.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Conduct Fake interviews"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    no Pros.Beware.They conduct fake interviews.

    Cons

    Beware.They post fake jobs online and conduct fake interviews. for their trainee and outsourced candidates.so that they can learn from the knowledge of experienced professionals.I would avoid their interviews unless you are a fresher.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent Company to Work For"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Director in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Apps absolutely cares about its employees. There is a work life balance that is much better than most consulting firms (let's be honest, if you want to work 40 hours a week, get out of consulting). Training, opportunities for advancement, and a management team that cares about its employees.

    Cons

    Large year over year growth means there is always some change management.

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking care of the employees.

  8. "Overall Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apps Associates full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to Learn in multiple areas
    Good benefits
    Good People
    Growing Fast

    Cons

    Company is growing fast which is good but doesn't have the structure in place to handle yet.


  9. "Overall good firm"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Consultant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good communication and collaboration

    Cons

    fast growth getting harder to get things done with layers of management

    Advice to Management

    empower lower management to make decisions


  10. "Growing Company / Good Reputation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apps Associates full-time

    Pros

    Employee Development, good reputation with customers, smart employees, team players.
    Overall the company has a good portfolio of customers and solid partner relationships.

    Cons

    Tremendous growth causing growing pains...typical for high growth companies.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to manage growth and don't forget what led to the growth.