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AppDynamics Reviews

Updated 14 February 2019
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Pros
  • "Great focus on work-life-balance" (in 27 reviews)

  • "There's nothing like having a great product in an exploding market" (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hard to manage work-life balance" (in 31 reviews)

  • "Some growing pains here and there, but that is to be expected" (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Total trust shown by managers"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This might be a long list...

    1. Management show complete faith in their teams.
    2. 20% of your working hours dedicated to self development (!!!!).
    3. If you perform, then I've seen and experienced managers actively seek ways to reward you in cash, paid for courses, time off. We are very well looked after here.
    4. I've just realised it's actually more than 20%. 20% per week, and then additional PTO specifically for Self Development.
    5. Cracking on-boarding scheme.
    6. Never have I worked with such passionate, determined, legitimate, professionals. Every day I'm working 10/10 just to keep up. You cannot "phone it in" here, but you wont want to - it's motivating and inspiring being surrounded by such people.
    7. Hiring policy is "Only the best" - and it's worked. Though I'm not sure how I managed to slip by unnoticed!!
    8. A growing company always comes with new positions and back-filling, so career opportunities are great with strong internal promotions looked upon favourably.

    Cons

    You are expected to travel. That can take some adjusting to if you've been in a regular office job up till now.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. "BDM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time

    Pros

    Rewards are great if you work hard

    Cons

    Feltham Cisco offices are far away

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to learn and build a career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you are in sales and you want to push yourself to see how good you can be then this is the place for you. A game-changing sales process, market-leading product and relentless drive for success makes AppD unique.

    The senior management team are obsessed with developing their teams to ensure individuals are the best they can be and they deliver incredible results consistently.

    The attention to detail is second to none and the results speak for themselves.

    Cons

    If you don't want to work hard, don't want to be pushed or can't deal with pressure then this is not the place for you.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work is interesting and challenging. Lots of autonomy and freedom to take ownership of your work and being able to see the impact you have is pretty amazing!
    The people who work here are great, very talented and passionate about what we are doing and where we are going. The direction the company is heading is super exciting and I would recommend anyone given the opportunity to join the company.

    Cons

    If you don't like a challenge and fast pace environment then AppDynamics may not be the place for you. Lack of process sometimes means things can get a bit chaotic but you expect this from a company growing so fast.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "The best sales job in the world"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in London, England
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Incredible training and support. So long as you are willing to work hard, they will support you every step of the way. You'll notice growth even within the interview process.
    - Unrivalled compensation and benefits.
    - True meritocracy, the more you put in the more you get out, with constant incentives motivating you to reach your professional and personal goals.
    - Genuinely inspiring leadership. Management leads by example and continually trains and develops you.
    - Brilliant social atmosphere - regular work socials and nights out, training in San Francisco, fiscal year kick off trips to Vegas and big incentives.

    Cons

    - The hours are long, and there's no excuses. Once you're settled and have business coming in you can be more flexible, but be prepared for 15 hour days and logging on at weekends for the first few months.
    - Initial onboarding could be more structured, however this is actively being developed, ready to roll out for new starters.

    Advice to Management

    None needed, they know they're smashing it.

    AppDynamics Response

    7 Feb 2019 – Talent Team

    We appreciate you taking the time to review your experience at AppDynamics. It’s great to hear you’re enjoying your colleagues and management -- and that you’re being supported in your career... More


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Heavy MEDDIC, BMC, PTC culture - you’ll either love it or hate it."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Surrounded by highly intelligent and motivated people.
    - Market leading product
    - There is a big focus on personal development
    - Earning potential very good
    - The leadership is abrasive but in their own way they do care about developing people

    Cons

    - AppD have a set, very specific sales process and way of doing things. It is enforced by a set, very specific, abrasive style of management. It can feel a little robotic. Many swear by the process and it clearly has transformed a certain type of person for the better. For others it’s stifling, limiting and doesn’t work at all. You’ve got to think very carefully about what type of working / management style you are looking for and will thrive under before joining. It has nothing to do with how driven, ambitious or smart you are, rather the question you should ask yourself is how do you like to learn?
    - The sales team in particular is in a state of perma-stress.
    - The EMEA organisation is a cult, cast in the personal image of the GM - people swear an unquestioning loyalty and obedience regardless of what goes on.
    - Onboarding is a mess


  7. "The place to work to learn from the best"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meritocracy environment, everyone @ AppD is hired based on the same criteria so you are working alongside like-minded people which pushes you to get better everyday, challenged daily, continuous development, inspiring leadership, great product, accelerated career development and opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Not a 9-5, can be difficult to manage a personal life alongside doing what has to be done to be successful in this company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push us to be better everyday, continue to hire A players

  8. "Learn, develop and define the rest of your career!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Inspiring leadership
    - the opportunity to work closely with and learn from the best in the industry
    - a commitment from the business to train and develop each and every individual no matter which area of the organisation that they work in
    - the opportunity to see the work that you do directly influence the growth and performance of the business
    - clear career paths and progression
    - encouragement to take ownership of and define your own career
    - reward and recognition for the work that you do

    Cons

    The closest thing to a 'con' is that AppDynamics isn't for everyone, it's challenging and demanding on a daily basis however I truly believe that is what you makes you great, elevates you to another level and sets you up for a successful career no matter where you go or what you do!

    Advice to Management

    Never lose the commitment to train, develop and inspire each and every employee as you do!


  9. "Best SW company to work for!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EMEA Renewals Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - EMEA Renewals Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Amazingly experienced and inspiring leadership
    - Internal promotions only: great career opportunity
    - Very dynamics work environment
    - Work hard, play hard culture

    Cons

    - Not a 9 to 5 job, work life balance is a personal choice here

    Advice to Management

    Keep inspiring us!


  10. "A great place for great people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bracknell, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bracknell, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leadership.
    Continued fast paced growth.
    Culture of recognition and reward.
    Clear direction.

    Cons

    With the growth, it is difficult to keep a global culture.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing everything that made the company so great.