AppDirect Reviews

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AppDirect Co-Chief Executive Officers Nicolas Desmarais & Daniel Saks
Nicolas Desmarais & Daniel Saks
143 Ratings
Pros
  • "free food , nice people and environment, located in downtown(in 18 reviews)

  • "Perks and compensation are also great, and so is the work life balance(in 15 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "There is a great deal of growing pains for people at all levels(in 6 reviews)

  • "High level of tech debt and difficult to get fixing it prioritized as features are always more important and the list is always ever growing(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years
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      Growing Global Company with Focus on Culture & Virtual Wellness

      Aug 31, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The diverse global culture and shared values Fun activities including global talent show, olympics, and family day Leadership commitment to employees well-being and investment in peak performance and mental health awareness Mission driven business helping businesses transform

      Cons

      Like other tech companies working remote through July 2021

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Company

      May 13, 2020 - Account Executive 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Team culture. Interesting technology. Job benefits. Budgets. Freedom.

      Cons

      Has grown by acquisition therefore integration was a challenge.

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    3. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Could be better

      Oct 6, 2016 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Working with very smart, talented and exceptional people. - Friendly atmosphere and good events that brings the team together. - Great office and good perks Silicon Valley style. Fridge is full and there is a foosball table. All that kind of stuff! - Good salary but it depends on how well you negotiate at the beginning. - Great customers with big names.

      Cons

      - Very talented employees but almost all under utilized and undervalued. Engineering is undervalued compared to business and growth. - You are likely not going to learn anything new or work on anything interesting if you are already a seasoned engineer. If you don't immediately need money ask for a tour of the code base, take your time and evaluate then decide. Pretty much like any other job ! - If you are a junior engineer I recommend you start somewhere you can learn good engineering practices. or make sure to allocate sometime to read and contribute to open source and pick up clean code to learn something other than if-driven development. - Recognition and raises are terrible. - YES men are running the show from a closed circle of 'expert beginners'. If you don't know the this 'term', search for "Rise of the expert beginner" and try hard to not become one if you decide to take a job at AppDirect. - Townhalls are just a Void and their sole function is to help with the egos of executives. - Executives live in a bubble. Work is not engineering focused and engineering issues are not seen or addressed. - People who have never been coding find it appropriate to have strong opinion on and/or make technical decisions.

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      AppDirect Response

      Thank you for sharing your experience here at AppDirect, we have grown tremendously in the past couple years, adding hundreds of new employees, and major customers across the globe. We are aware the growth process is challenging and are sorry that you found it so painful. We are working hard to improve both our communications and our Engineering org and with the assistance of the smart and talented people you mention, we will make AppDirect an ever better place to work! We would be interested in discussing your feedback further and encourage you to reach out to HR@appdirect.com

    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Fantastic company, great values

      Jul 19, 2021 - Project Manager in München, Bavaria, Bavaria
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company with stark growth and promising future. Great values, which are not buzzwords but really lived and modeled by leadership and all employees. Great team building (real and virtual) events.

      Cons

      Fast paced and intense, which may not be for everyone.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good company, good growth

      Jun 21, 2021 - Senior Software Development Engineer in Pune
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1. Appdirect has good customers onboarding with interesting development work. 2. Cutting edge technologies as its small organization. 3. Good exposure to microservices, messaging queues, design patterns etc. Good exposure to high level / low level design of the product. 4. Gifts on festivals 5. Knowledgable people in development team.

      Cons

      1. Work is hectic at times and most of the meetings are late night for india. 2. Strict deadlines and limited resources to work on product makes it burden for a developer. 3. Lesser leaves as per industry. Less benefits for health/paternity etc. 4. Non technical managers, they mainly focus about the deadlines - being them non technical has cons most of the time.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      good experience

      Jul 9, 2021 - Data Engineer in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      amazing developers, helpful team. Doing well even during pandamic.

      Cons

      don't have any cons that I found yet.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great company to work with

      Jun 16, 2021 - Engineering Manager in Pune
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1. Latest tech stack and tools 2. Approachable leadership team 3. Great attention to employee engagement and mental health in pandemic 4. Flexible working hours 5. Good work-life balance 6. Great growth opportunities

      Cons

      Nothing as of now. Management is open to receive true feedback and work on improving consistently. So as long as you share your perspective of what is not going well, you will see changes in positive direction.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      So far the best place I've worked in.<---- I'm not paid to say this

      Apr 28, 2021 - Associate Software Developer in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      *Working with top professionals who are very knowledgeable and willing to help. *Finally, a company culture that doesn't play the blame game or cultivate a toxic work environment. *Detailed description of each role (with promotions) and what it takes to get promoted. *Fast paste work-environment. *Competitive pay even for a junior. *Benefits are great and the allotted vacation days are generous for the IT market. *Working with top technology stack and you get to actually code and make meaningful contributions.

      Cons

      *New company around the block so be prepared for the workload *Some process and procedures are not defined well, such as release/release cycle. *WFH only until covid ends, so you have to relocate to work. This is only a con if you have friends and family in areas where AppDirect is not located in.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good, But With Room to Improve

      Feb 19, 2021 - Software Developer in Montreal, QC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Solid support during Covid-19 when the entire company went remote. Compensation is generally fair for the Canadian market. The company offers stock options and bonuses are often funded. Good benefits and paid time off that increases with tenure. The possibility exists for an IPO in the years to come. There is potential for long-term growth for those who stick it out. Upper management is mostly transparent about how the company is doing and offers monthly updates.

      Cons

      A lot of tech debt, particularly in the core product. No one likes working with it, and fixing this behemoth is not prioritized. On top of this there are a lot of legacy code bases that no one really knows about anymore. It seems difficult to get things done compared to past years. Even a simple fix will sometimes take days to deploy: the process takes longer than the fix. Sales and Engineering are not always as connected as they should be, and projects suffer accordingly. Some product teams have never had to deliver to real clients, while others are overworked due to on-call support expectations. There are no users for many new features or even entire products, while other teams have much more pressure. Engineers are judged based on metrics (commits, lines of code, etc), not on the quality of what they deliver. A lot of buzzword-driven development. It seems that using the trendiest devops tools and whatnot are more important than fixing the issues with product. Hiring is slow, and the process is pretentious. AppDirect is not a FAANG company but wants to pretend it is.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing Company, great people!

      Jun 29, 2021 - Software Development Engineer in Pune
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Everything here is pro! Great facilities. People with amazing domain knowledge. Very helpful teammates.

      Cons

      Nothing that I came across

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