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Helpful (3)

"Great company for a consultant"

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Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in San Mateo, CA
Former Employee - Senior Technical Consultant in San Mateo, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Excellent upper management. A very transparent company. Projects were interesting. Great employee benefits. Everyone works remotely.

Cons

Some consultants do a lot of traveling. The company is getting very big.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work!

Other Employee Reviews for Appirio

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Disappointed by advancement opportunity for folks outside the Bay Area."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work from home, the culture at he ground floor is great, and you'll almost certainly get to work near the center of IT at large, well-known companies. The networking alone, both with Appirio consultants and with clients, might make working here for a couple years worthwhile.

    Cons

    The usual growing pains, including unaccountable middle management, stack ranking leading to demotivation of great employees, lack of recognition (read: spot compensation) for work well done. Internal competition lead to many great performers feeling that there's no point in trying. A clique of "golden children" at the middle-management level are perceived as untouchable, and feed their own image, while not spreading credit around where it's deserved.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to folks outside the Bay Area. Slow down in between projects to ensure postmortem information is collected. Eliminate stack ranking! Flatten the org chart and switch to a model of self-organization and peer reviews. Your middle management is driving out your best employees - and here, I'm not talking about myself.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Wasted 3 years"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Peers are generally nice and good to work with
    Good pay

    Cons

    Management seems to have their "favorites"
    Your delivery manager is really a sales person trying to sell you on how satisfied you are working with a company that no one wants to work with.
    A lot of project managers are full of themselves and really show attitudes which makes for a very stressful work environment.
    Unless you work at the main office, you are pretty much forgotten about.
    A lof of the peers have very little knowledge of the product and you are forced to handhold a lot.
    There is a lot of work to do outside of the normal billable hours. They want you to bill at least 40 hours a week and put another 10 to 20 hours a week in other internal projects.
    If you have a family, it means nothing to them.

    Advice to Management

    Realize not everyone is a single 20 something year old, some of us have families and responsibilities that goes along with that.
    A lot of employees aren't having "fun"
    Don't rely so much on Metacube, you have very good programmers that are wanting to use their skills doing what they love which does not include just doing data loading.
    Listen to ALL of your employees, make them ALL feel like they are doing a good job and that they are appreciated.


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