Appway Reviews

Updated 12 Jul 2020

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3.5
60%
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Appway CEO, Founder Hanspeter Wolf (no image)
Hanspeter Wolf
31 Ratings
  1. Helpful (10)

    "Not recommended at this time"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, minimal politics, good work-life balance, business is doing well CEO is nice and approachable, and coworkers are young and friendly Expert in a niche market

    Cons

    Limited growth & learning, middle-management mostly are not qualified and don’t know what they are doing. Very Zurich-centric and if you are not Swiss German, it might be difficult to get your messages through. Lack of professional senior managers who knows how to operate and run a company that’s no longer a startup, which has outgrown the founder/CEO. Product is no evolving nearly as fast as necessary, which could be due to the fact that the CEO/founder is the only person in charge / have the say about the product strategy. Pay is average but there is a cap (eg 1-month) on bonus, minimal other benefits and no profit-sharing whatsoever

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  2. "Kickstart my career!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Appway full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    + Colleagues: Number 1 pro is the people you work with. Everyone is very professional yet warm & humble and look after each other. After 4.5 years working in Appway I believe I have many colleagues I can now call friends. + Carrer growth: the company lets you change roles or departments easily depending on your career path. I worked together with the UX Consulting, Product, and Sales Team during my stay. + Vision: The company is meant to evolve and grow into a better future! you fill a lot of progress while you work there and every year is different than the one before.

    Cons

    Fast-paced changes can bring a feeling of unease to some people. From my side is something I enjoyed; new challenges and things to learn made work entertaining!

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  3. "Great Company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zürich
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Appway full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    At Appway people really care. They care about you, about the work they do and most about the clients. Everyone tries to push the company to the next level and have fun to do so.

    Cons

    Work-life balance sometimes fall short because of tight client project deadlines.

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  4. "Nice company!!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Excellence in Chiasso
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked in Appway 2.5 years and I can say it was one of the nicest working experiences I had: nice people, nice environment, nice offices. I had a manager who supported me and gave the possibility to work on multiple projects/areas I thought I can have an impact. The leadership team is experienced the CEO is super nice and kind, very friendly and treating people as people, not as employees or numbers. He built over the years a nice company culture I suspect is very difficult to find nowadays. All in all I like it and I would definitely recommend the place to anyone eager to learn and to work.

    Cons

    There is nothing that I can think of as a "con".

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great company!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very open mind culture Strong cohesion - colleagues always available for helping Superb CEO

    Cons

    Easy to be job addicted - balance work/private life is challenging Very focus in niche market segment

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  6. Helpful (15)

    "Horrible"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Appway full-time

    Pros

    Decent work life balance, that’ it

    Cons

    -Poor management policy -Extremely low wages -Higher management has no idea about the company as they are busy watching sports and doing Internal politics

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  7. Helpful (6)

    "Turmoil period"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working from home Flexitime Interesting projects Team is very nice and competent

    Cons

    High turnover Middle management capabilities Lack of opportunities Lack of visibility

  8. Helpful (4)

    "A fairly acceptable company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chiasso
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Appway full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I worked in this company for a while and I've seen people joining and leaving. Some of the leavers were a big loss (but hey, a company is not forever, like a wife), others weren't. Actually, those that quit quickly or were fired probably are responsible for all the amenities that you can read here about Appway (i.e. all the 1 star reviews). What else do you expect from someone that has been fired or that moved to another company after 6 months because discovered that he was supposed to do mainly bugfixes? Also, everyone writes reviews as software engineer. But hey, there are more reviews than developers. There's something strange here :) The funny thing is that most of the leavers were also not hard workers. You work hard the whole day, arrive early in the office, do overtime, but then you also have to hear from someone that spend most of his time smoking and drinking coffee that everything is bad. Please, in this case consider a long vacation, moving to another working area (e.g. agricolture) or taking a psychologist. I think that the job is much better than most of the jobs you can land in Italy and Ticino. The worktime is flexible, the office is amazing, if you pay there is a parking area (not so cheap), you have a kitchen and daily fruit and coffee. I also have seen how people tried to solve some situations which caused people to be unhappy (not always succeeding). The product is evolving and you do not have to do only bugfixes: we release a main release a year, something has to be done.

    Cons

    This stated, not everything is perfect. The code must be improved and the technologies we use must be updated with a severe urgency. Not everyone in the management sees this as a priority and just thing about cool thing we should do for the future. You can't transform a droid in the Death Star just by writing it into the 2020 plan. Change requires people and investment. Doesn't come for free. Rewarding is not working at all and it is not related to the contribution of the person to the assigned goals.

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Product and Vision"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chiasso
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    if you are an engineer, go there if you look for a serious environement for java and javascript enthusiasts. teams are flexible and you can choose to work on various aspects of the product, they try modern product management practice,they have an accessible top management, they really believe in what they do. this company has a strong product focus and a really cool product. offices are very good, modern and lots of space.

    Cons

    i can only complain on high level, like most companies that grow fast there are gap s in the communication but the management reacts and requests feedback and is not afraid of feedback, sometimes remote infrastructure is not good enough

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  10. "Keep It UP"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Appway full-time

    Pros

    great hiring process, great people no rat race, every one is helping every one feedback is asked, appreciated and heard they trim the fat

    Cons

    some growing pains, nothing to bad ...

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