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An employer that inspires employees

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Current Employee - Marketing Manager, Northern Europe in London, England
Current Employee - Marketing Manager, Northern Europe in London, England

I have been working at AppDynamics full-time (less than an year)

Pros

It is rare to find a company who believes their mission statement and actively works towards it. They empower their employees, value the company culture AND has a great product to take to market. AppDynamics enables employees to be better than they thought they could be by encouraging team work, collaboration, personal development and integrity.

Cons

Young company so minor administration processes need to be confirmed, however, this also enables employees to have a greater say in how certain procedures would work best for them.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what you're doing. Keep communicating. Don't loose the small company feeling.

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    The next great software company, no. Probably the next BMC:

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Bracknell, England
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Bracknell, England

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -On par with typical SaaS earnings
    -Great place to learn how to cold call

    Cons

    -Poor/Non-Existent people management
    -Exlusively KPI driven (KPIs developed by mature businesses from a different era)
    -Not at all a Silicon Valley culture. Basically like working for BMC (a very old, very un-silicon valley software company)
    -Culture of intimidation from the Veep downwards
    -Severe cronyism as everyone followed Veep from BMC
    -Long work hours
    -No social balance. You are there to make calls, bring in deals and they pay you. Any kind of enjoyment/banter is looked as taking your eye off the ball
    -Culture is viewed as people who work excessively hard and put AppD above all else. Consistently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Won't be taken on board as they already know better than anyone else in the industry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    Beware of Immature Culture

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    Former Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I worked at AppDynamics as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great CEO and Engineers
    Lots of intelligent people
    Unique product with great potential
    Interesting technology

    Cons

    Total political climate in non-engineering departments
    Promotions and titles are based on affiliation only

    This review is of the Recruiting Department, not the company as a whole.

    The prior recruiter's review is totally true. The Director's response is not. Contract recruiters are brought on at AppDynamics to fill the most difficult roles. There is a culture of complacency that permeates the department. This is not all of the recruiters, but specific individuals. The more positions I filled, and the more I contributed to the company, the more ridicule I received. When a contract recruiter is performing exceptionally well, it poses a threat to forcing a permanent offer. This jeopardizes the current culture remaining intact. Just do a LinkedIn search to discover the number of contract recruiters the company has had between 2013-14. Then, look at the subsequent companies these recruiters ended up at. This crushes the argument of "non-performance".

    There is a degree of immaturity in the department that is condoned by the leadership. This is not everyone in the department, but unfortunately it's the prevailing culture that starts at the top and works its way down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire qualified, professional leadership for your Talent Acquisition Department. Investigate and eliminate the toxic employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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