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"Great Corporate Culture, Sub-par Benefits and Growth Opportunities"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Professional Services in Reston, VA
Current Employee - Professional Services in Reston, VA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Appian full-time

Pros

The corporate culture is great! Most people are young, friendly and a lot of fun to work with. Everyone they hire is smart, but never brags about it. The software is very interesting and has a lot of potential. They train incoming employees thoroughly to ensure that we are useful almost immediately. The management works hard to place each employee on a project based on their skills and their personal needs. They always are your advocate in tough client situations. Additionally, the holiday party and corporate retreat are very enjoyable and well-done.

Cons

The benefits and salary are low compared to the industry standard. This would be less of a problem if there were opportunities for raises or bonuses, but the only way to get a raise is to get promoted. For a certain professional services position, there are employees ranging from mid-20's to mid-30's who all get the exact same compensation regardless of tenure at Appian. Some of the project managers are underqualified and certainly less competent than others who have a lower position. Also, the founders are generally cold and seem to lack social skills.

Advice to Management

Build the brand, be more personable, offer monetary rewards for excellent performance and consider giving raises, even just to keep up with inflation.

Other Employee Reviews for Appian

  1. Helpful (10)

    "I was there for a year and wouldn't go back"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer in Vienna, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some people working there are fun

    Cons

    Benefits were cut (company cruise, Friday perks). Salaries well below the average for industry and the area. Paralysis by analysis on tech side. And side projects/indie time never happened

    Advice to Management

    Remove non-tech managers from tech positions. It's killing your employees

    Appian Response

    Oct 20, 2014 – CTO & Co-founder

    I'm sorry to hear about your experience with Appian and wish you well in the future. To clarify, however, benefits have not been cut, they are increasing all the time. We recently added tuition ... More


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Curl Tex Colonia, TX
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Curl Tex Colonia, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Appian as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment! It was great!

    Cons

    None, there was nothing negative

    Advice to Management

    N/A

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