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Great learning experience

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at AppDynamics

Pros

Great work culture.
Great management.
Open communications
Fuse ball table, video games, darts.
free beer.
fun culture
great location near to BART

Cons

You are on your own .
Team players are not appreciated.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None.

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    Yes, it's a tough startup environment. Yes, it is worth it.

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    Current Employee - Talent in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Talent in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Rock solid product offerings
    Top notch co-workers
    You get to move the needle, for real
    Very fast paced
    Opportunity is presented to many people, very frequently.

    I work in the talent acquisition department. Contrary to other reviews, I began as a contractor, I filled the hard positions and I received and accepted a full time position. Look, recruiting is tough in this market period. Working for a company that has an appetite for the best in breed will be tougher than average. We all know this and accept the challenge. *This is not a secret*

    Cons

    Top notch co-workers = you must deliver comparably. Hiring managers don't have time to hand hold.
    You get to move the needle = So, you need to move the needle... All the time.
    The group is run similar to a sales group, precise productivity speaks more than anything.
    Work/life balance can get out of line at times.

    Again - *these things are not a secret*

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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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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