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"Challenging workplace with an emphasis on hyper growth"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Constantly being challenged
All the tools needed to do your job are given to you
VERY STRONG product
Loyal Customers

Cons

fiefdom mentality with extremely narrow pool of talent being brought in, namely McAfee, BMC and ex-CA Wily
protectionist stance with leadership, not advancement from within...
Big company/corporate leadership team out of tune with challenges of small hyper-growth startup...

Advice to Management

Recruit outside of BMC, CA, McAfee....there is a lot of talent out there and neither one of these three are making hay in the software space lately (cloud?)

Other Employee Reviews for AppDynamics

  1. Helpful (2)

    "I thought I had an A game, but this company has helped me take it to a whole new level"

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

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

    Pros

    - Challenge: once you're past the gruesomely challenging interview process, you're now considered a part of the family. This company will throw you into the deep end and expect you to sink or swim. You're given the opportunity to actually show your true strengths without bureaucratic red-tape holding you back. There never has been a day where I felt I wasn't being challenged to my fullest potential.

    - IQ: the collective intelligence and experience of this company is nothing to take lightly. There is a powerhouse of industry experience, knowledge and IQ.

    - Culture: this company does care about the employees. Just recently HR held a leaderboard of ideas for employees to suggest the benefits they would like to see. Of the top five, 4 of them were adopted and rolled out within a month. Employee benefits are not lip-service for recruiters to attract new prospects; they actually do take care of their work force.

    - Food: best breakfasts and catered lunches. Bottomless supply of drinks, coffee, snacks and even meals for those days you want to grab a quick lunch at the office for yourself.

    - Office: you can sit and work, stand and work, walk and work on the tread-desks, or throw your legs up and lounge in any of the "lounges" that are placed throughout the office.

    - Massages: this speaks for itself

    - Highly competitive salaries, stock options. No 401k matching, but you cannot expect that from a pre-IPO company at this stage.

    Cons

    - Working in downtown SF means paying lots of $$ for rent. Luckily the salary helps with that.
    - No bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "One place that you love to go to work so much that you will say THANK GOD ITS MONDAY every week."

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

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

    Pros

    Extremely challenging environment.
    A true startup in terms of freedom of work and quickness in deliverabilities.
    A very high learning curve with abundance of opportunities.

    Cons

    Not many but is fast paced and some times long hours which makes it exciting to go to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and hope the atmosphere stays the same as the company grows.


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