AppDynamics Reviews

Updated 28 Feb 2021

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4.2
76%
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80%
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AppDynamics VP/General Manager Linda Tong
Linda Tong
37 Ratings
Pros
  • "Coming to AppD has been the best decision of my life(in 59 reviews)

  • "Good community good work life balance(in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • "We've experienced quite a bit of attrition over the past 12 months due to a perception that Cisco doesn't know "what to do with AppD"(in 40 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance will require discipline - you must learn quickly to manage your time(in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Taken my career to another level"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Fast-paced environment, with space to develop, innovate, and do great things - Leaders who have really stepped up in the crisis and shown their human side - Great product which spans almost the entire IT stack, I learn something new every day - High-performing culture which delivers top results - A smart, diverse, and supportive team - one of the best I've ever been a part of

    Cons

    - Work/life balance will require discipline - you must learn quickly to manage your time - Lots of change will require you to be agile and adapt quickly

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  2. "Excellent solution to promote at the right time"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A key Cisco strategic pillar, several unique differentiators, strong company values

    Cons

    Innovation linked to Cisco, needs to remain a priority


  3. "great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    cisco alignment means access to great network

    Cons

    cisco alignment means slower processes

  4. "Cool"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IT Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time

    Pros

    Nice , Innovative , Big , monitoring ,

    Cons

    just one Product , not cool and

  5. "Great Team Great Lessons"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time

    Pros

    Really great team and lots to learn, dive straight in the deep end

    Cons

    Time can get consumed quickly so really good time management and organisation is required

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with strong hard work ethic"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at AppDynamics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Clear company goals and vision, easily relate to individual and organisation goals. Hire really well.

    Cons

    Paternity leave was not long enough at the time, but may have changed since

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  7. "Good run.."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at AppDynamics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Learned a lot in my time there..

    Cons

    Was learning a lot less by the time I left..

  8. "AppsDynamic"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in London, England

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time

    Pros

    Great looking canteen although very expensive

    Cons

    Work life balance can be difficult

  9. Helpful (7)

    "Good product, VERY TOXIC culture in the UK"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AppDynamics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The product is good, and it's possible to make your number. The pay is above industry average, and the expense policy is laid back. The sales methodology, MEDDIC, really works. If you embrace it, you will become a better sales person

    Cons

    The truth is - it's not worth joining AppDynamics, especially if you are UK based. The culture is nothing short of horrendous, borderline abusive. Management uses fear tactics on a daily basis, bullying employees to the point of burn-out. There is a high degree of favouritism, and the good accounts are selectively given to the clique. Forget about work life balance, really. No matter how resilient you think you are - nearly no one lasts for over 2 years. If you want to keep your sanity, avoid AppDynamics.

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    AppDynamics Response

    June 25, 2020A member of the #WeAreCisco nation - HR team

    As part of an acquisition, sometimes it may take a while for the cultures to combine and shine. We’re always working on this, and we are proud that our CEO has made our mission “inclusive futures” and we’re making efforts to ensure that culture is felt globally.

  10. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Really proven themselves during difficult times"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Honestly, working at AppDynamics has been quite the rollercoaster. It's definitely not the same company it was in its start up phase, with many of the original senior leadership gone. That has its pros and cons. While the "old AppD" was hard going, with very poor work/life balance, and a culture to be proud of how far and hard you could push yourself, it was pretty much a baptism of fire. You were learning from the best how to be the best, if you were motivated by that then you come out the other side learning an unbelievable amount and having faster and better development into how to successfully and repeatedly run large enterprise software sales cycles. If you give it your all and persevere, management and leadership always have your back to the core. When things aren't working, they look at the data and find actual ways to improve, not empty suggestions to just "try harder". But make no mistakes, it is one of the hardest jobs you'll ever do. I've never known such a flat hierarchy structure where you're encouraged to engage with the global leadership team for your deals from early on in your career. Growth and development is paramount. That being said, I honestly can't say what it would be like for new hires now i feel the culture and training is very dependent on the individual managers continuing to drive the original culture. Finally, during Covid and the current uncertainty, AppD & Cisco have really proven themselves that they care. We're working from home, our safety is paramount. If you need to take time with your families it's encouraged. We had budget allocated to buy anything we needed to get our work from home set up . Business is still going well, but they are responding to what's happening in the world not shutting their eyes to it and pushing a business as usual agenda. The flat hierarchy leaves the communication between execs all the way through to new hires open.

    Cons

    There's definitely uncertainty at the moment in where the business is going with Cisco. I would say if you're still looking for the hard really intense start up culture that AppD used to have then you may have missed the boat. If you're looking for somewhere that still has unparalleled sales training, with more of a corporate culture, and want to learn how to cross sell a platform across an organisation rather than a single tool to specific userbase, then this is the right choice.

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