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Appway Reviews

Updated December 6, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Growth is a nice challenge to face"

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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 Appway full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I didn't know Appway before being chased. I discovered a company that gathers many criteria I had in mind.
    - qualified and valuable people
    - very good Management team
    - dedicated, supporting and coaching mode always on
    - good product
    - excellent reputation
    - young international spirit
    - company striving for improvement
    - self-motivated employees (no need for Management pressure)
    It is such a pleasure to say that our major problem is growth! We have the problem that every company dreams of having...

    Cons

    Wages are not very high.
    Management is a bit too optimistic on the Business Model and forecasts.
    Recruitment is sometimes a bit fuzzy, candidates don't always know for what position they are applying for.
    People away from the headquarter can feel out of the game (collaboration is variable from one team to another).
    Growth make teams and people more conservative. It generates also some resource issues.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on taking care of individuals and selecting the most qualified people. To hire talents you need to adapt your wage strategy depending the region and profile. Make sure you are always listening to the business and the market.


  2. Helpful (11)

    "Super Dynamic Organization"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Manager/Human Resources in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Office Manager/Human Resources in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As someone that has worked for the New York office since the beginning, I can not say enough great things about this organization. From the culture down to the staff (globally), Appway is a class act. Never have I seen such passion, camaraderie and team work. It is a pleasure to be surrounded by such an amazing team!

    Cons

    Since we are still so new in New York, our notoriety is not quite out there, yet. BUT we are getting there.

    Appway Response

    Jul 23, 2014 – HR Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to post your review - we are happy to see that the feeling of camaraderie is spread globally and couldn't be happier to have you onboard!

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Extremely horrible"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Appway full-time

    Pros

    Nothing as of now except the CEO

    Cons

    - Extremely poor wages even with good turnover
    - All of good senior management recently quit after being treated badly
    - Constantly changing management
    - New management trying to treat the employees as "school students"
    - Trying to force unnecessary policies on the employees
    - Current new management in NY is forcing their decision on employees

    Advice to Management

    - Stop "controlling" employees by forcing your decisions on them
    - They have been working way before you joined the team so respect their opinion
    - No need to come to the office "every single day" if we are doing what's required.
    - Don't take the flexibility from us to work from home


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible place"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Appway full-time

    Pros

    good life/work balance, that's it, nothing else.

    Cons

    Don't believe the positive reviews, Extremely high turnover, can't keep employees, out of touch management. Company having financial difficulties, may close the NY office.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "First rate organization with great people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Appway has developed a great BPM tool set and have achieved some very impressive wins in their space. The people I met with are capable, talented and interesting. My interaction with them during the interview process was a big factor in joining this company. At each stage during interviewing they were courteous, professional and punctual . I also met with the CEO and realized that this overall positive environment comes from him down to the rest of the company.

    Cons

    We are still a relatively small company so it is difficult at times when it comes to name recognition and attracting new hires but this is changing as Appway is growing daily.

    Advice to Management

    Too new to offer advice at this point.

    Appway Response

    Jul 23, 2014 – HR Manager

    Very well said and thank you for taking the time to post this review. As we have continued to grow globally, it has been great to see the spurt in amazing candidates looking to join us - and this is... More


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Growth Incubator"

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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 Appway (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Amazing oportunity for mentorship and growth
    - liberty to pursue own path within the company
    - great team of co workers, always very supportive

    Cons

    - some communication issues cross-borders

    Appway Response

    Jul 1, 2014 – HR Manager

    We are happy to hear that you are optimistic about the outlook of Appway, we certainly aim to continue growing as a company and above all, as a team!

    Thank you for your feedback with regards to... More


  7. "Great ride with occasional bumps"

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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 Appway full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fats growing, many opportunities, you can take influence, hard workork usually rewarded, international attitude and cross-culturally open minded people.

    Cons

    Complexity of growth or easy to absorb, recently good people left because of lack of keeping up promises and missing team spirit.

    Advice to Management

    Pace is difficult to keep up, retain good staff, hire fitting people with relevant experience

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Nice top leadership, horrible disconnect between between middle management and workers"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chiasso (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chiasso (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * CEO (Hanspeter), CTO (Oliver) , and new Heads of Services (Claudia) are nice people
    * The beginning will be nice as most people will be open minded and willing to help you

    Cons

    * After the initial honeymoon period, you realize everyone only cares about their specific project
    * Very little vertical communication; leadership is given the middle management viewpoint and you never get an actual say
    * Children at leadership positions who seem to always miss the forest for the trees
    * Mistakes are seen as opportunities for middle management to strut their stuff and yell a lot...never as growing opportunities. If you want to be talked down to, this is where you should be.
    * Get ready for nonstop escalation...forget being a team. The moment some parties perceives a slight, escalation.

    Advice to Management

    It's shame honestly to rate Appway only 2 stars, because generally you do this with poorleadership at the top. Different here.

    CEO / CTO / Head of Services are all nice, empathetic, helpful leaders.

    The rot in this company comes from middle management and what is essentially a bunch of egotistical children running the show.

    You want to improve company morale, get real leaders who can see the overall picture and who use mistakes as growing experiences, not as opportunities to flex an ego.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Growth"

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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 Appway full-time

    Pros

    Culture,
    Style,
    Diversity,
    Innovation,
    Software Platform,
    La Cimbali Coffee Machine,
    The company parties

    Cons

    Diversity,
    Not everything is well organised


  10. Helpful (9)

    "On paper a good company, in reality you will deeply regret it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chiasso (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chiasso (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work-life balance (basically you can work half of the time or with half of your brain and nobody will notice/complain if you are in Chiasso). By the way, is this a real pro ?

    Cons

    - Extremely weak leadership (CTO is basically absent). This has an impact on every level and there is no technical roadmap at all.
    - Technological stack is old and tech debt is huge (no concrete plan to tackle it)
    - Automated testing and focus on quality is completely out of their mentality. Manual testing (also for developers) is still an everyday activity.
    - A lot of unexperienced people (first working experience) in particular product managers and teach leaders.
    - Very conservative mindset (innovation is a mirage)

    Advice to Management

    - Hire experienced professionals especially in product management
    - Look for a real and seasoned CTO.
    - Stop promoting tech leaders just because of their seniority in the company. Seniority in the profession and personal inclination (not everybody is a people person) should count.


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