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Apptio Overview

Bellevue, WA (US)
501 to 1000 employees
2007
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors

BMC Software, VMware, Microsoft

Apptio is the independent software-as-a-service leader in technology business management (TBM), a new category and discipline backed by global IT leaders that helps you understand the cost, quality, and value of the services you provide.

Apptio Reviews

  • "Great company with a Strong offering and defined market"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apptio full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The founders and first employees are so smart and great people

    Cons

    Market is defined for the products, however it is not broad and does not at the time suit smaller organisations.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on growing.

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Apptio Photos

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Apptio Interviews

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    Technical Sales Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Apptio (Sydney) in February 2020.

    Interview

    First off, I’d like to say that the HR rep I was in contact with was very friendly and kept me updated throughout the process, so nothing bad to say about them as people.

    However, the company’s need to use CCAT tests and their policy during this process left a very bad taste in my mouth.

    I applied for the role and was contacted by the HR rep, who told me I’d be a good fit and followed up with an overview of the CCAT process in an email. During the call the HR person mentioned the CCAT test with a tone of embarrassment, as if to say ”we put our candidates through this very pointless exam that is really more of a chore than a genuine measure of intelligence”.

    The overview email includes videos of people telling you what the CCAT exam consists of, and that “everyone in the company, including the CEO, had to do it” as if this justifies the need for an exam that tests your ability to simply memorise stuff. Apptio HR staff sit in front of a camera uncomfortably and tell you why you should study and prepare, and that there are resources that can help you online included in the overview email.

    Great, let’s get started then.

    There are 2-3 free practice exams online, but they only provide a rough idea of what to expect in the exam. Stuff you thought you’d never have to do in your life because you’ve reached 30 years old and have never once needed to divide fractions. Good enough overview but not quite what you need.

    Then there’s the JobTestPrep site.

    For the low, low price of £69 you can access their 5 practice exams and study prep. Ignore the study prep, you can simple go through each mock test and be ready in a few hours. The questions are EXACTLY the same. I’m not joking. EVERYTHING that comes up in the JobTestPrep practice exams will have an almost certain chance of coming up in the CCAT exam.

    If you’re jobless, there’s definitely a feeling of profiteering here - its pretty shameless to be honest. But it all makes sense when you think about it.

    I’m confident that the CCAT exam itself & the JobTestPrep company are running a gambit on companies and candidates, offering a way to test people on one hand, and putting the EXACT answers behind a paywall on the other. It’s a very obvious business model, and I rolled my eyes multiple times while I “studied” for this stupidity. I’m not saying there’s a conspiracy at hand, but l also wouldn’t be surprised if the CEO’s of CCAT providers often have business meetings with the CEO of JobTestPrep sitting on their yacht and laughing at companies like Apptio who provide them with an endless number of customers.

    This is NOT a test of intelligence. At best it’s a memory test no harder than one of those apps you can get on your phone, something that my 10 year old niece would have no trouble completing. At worst it’s a scam that Apptio are unwilling accomplices of.

    Anyway, because all you need is £69 and a memory more coherent than that of a goldfish, I passed the CCAT exam rather painlessly. The HR rep contacts me to confirm I passed and next steps will be on the way!

    Amazing!

    Except that 1 day after they tell me that they gave the job to someone internally.



    Okay, no problem! Waste of time but I get it - promote internally and help your employees grow and stick around. I respect that decision. However, I did just spend a decent chunk of change on this exam prep, and the only reason you can’t progress with me is because you gave the role to someone else - NOT because I failed. So it’s only fair you reimburse me - right? Wrong. Their policy is that they cannot reimburse candidates, even if the application ended abruptly due to their own incompetence.

    Make no mistake, this is due to Apptio’s incompetence. Nothing else. I passed comfortably but I’m out of pocket because you didn’t decide to tell me during the initial call that someone internally may get the job? Why even advertise the role? Why not just give me my money back?

    It’s a sign of a company that doesn’t value candidates, but is also very unsure of themselves and who they want to hire. They have to defer their decision to a third-party vendor. To me, that’s a company with a weak sense of personality and branding. To me, that’s a brittle spirit.

    Glad I didn’t get it - I’ve got an offer from an amazing company and shudder at the thought of being at Apptio.

    HR rep was nice though.

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Apptio Awards & Accolades

  • Innovation Award - Paul McLachlan, CTO of Apptio, Puget Sound Business Journal, 2013
  • Innovation in Enterprise Technology, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, 2013
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