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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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    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 (1)

    "Not a great place...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some projects are interesting...
    Insights into the current state of the Valley tech ecosystem.
    Marketing and Sales driven culture might appeal to sales professionals.

    Cons

    Many bad projects- Most often you need to fix things done by very junior consultants.
    Terrible Management - Most of the Management team has never lead a team in a successful company.
    Bad Company Culture - culture has moved towards a pure sales driven company. Sales shells rarely survive.
    Below market compensation in general.

    Advice to Management

    I would get your exit while you can........the culture that is in place wont support building a world class company.

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