AppDynamics Reviews

Updated 7 Aug 2020

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4.5
89%
Recommend to a Friend
96%
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55 Ratings
Pros
  • "Coming to AppD has been the best decision of my life(in 58 reviews)

  • "They push employees to excel while still maintaining an appropriate work life balance(in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be difficult(in 36 reviews)

  • "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 36 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic opportunity"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Sales Director in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology Great market opportunity Great people

    Cons

    Slow on tech releases

  2. Helpful (4)

    "Still a good place to be, but don't believe it is a start up"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rocketship Rider 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    AppD still has a great product that meets a genuine business need. With a decent account list, you will always make money. There are also excellent promotion / pay rise opportunities because there is such a high turnover of staff and management is desperate to positively spin this as a good thing meaning people are frequently promoted way above their capabilities. Good for the individual but some what self fulfilling as others then leave because they have managers with no experience, training or competency.

    Cons

    The biggest issue with AppD is the fact the thought leadership has all but gone. The real engine that drove AppD forward and made it successful has left. Those who have come in after just blindly try to replicate other peoples ideas but lack the authenticity and understanding. There are also major issues behind the scenes with the product development and SaaS which is very poorly managed resulting in numerous issues for customers. There has been a massive loss of developers meaning product release keep slipping back and Cisco has prioritised integration into its portfolio over any genuine innovation. The brain drain also extends to the Sales and Sales Engineering teams. Huge name customers with massive lifetime spend are now being managed by very inexperienced reps who have no idea about the product, the company or how to get anything done. All up, AppD is still a good place to be, but it is not the rocket ship or start up people claim it to be. This is because the real A Players have long gone and those who have been recruited to back fill are just not of the same calibre.

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  3. "Full Speed Ahead"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    AppD has a very well structured onboarding process. You can expect to get stuck into the new tech right from your very first day. The team is supportive and there is no shortage of collateral to get you up and running.

    Cons

    Not really a con, but you will need to access and navigate a mass of tools from both Cisco and AppD

  4. "Sales Engineer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Transformational, passionate people with sense of purpose Very supporting and inclusive work environment Great product Great customers Awesome perks

    Cons

    Can't think of anything, it is a great place to work, learn and grow

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  5. "AppDynamics Sales Department"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Sales Process, Good pay

    Cons

    Excessive micro management, Grilling during deal reviews

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  6. "Account Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great process High performance culture This role can set you up for life. Recruiters and startups know that AppD only hire the top 5% of sales reps. CEO and VPs are all incredible human beings and executives.

    Cons

    Competitors have found sneaky ways to win certain accounts. Not for everyone. I havent referred a single person for this reason. No one I know would last at AppD.

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  7. "AppDynamo"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AppDynamics

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Innovative products that are market leading. Leadership has fostered a culture of support and development.

    Cons

    Most of the remote offices are lacking the perks of San Fransico

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    AppDynamics Response

    September 29, 2016AppDynamics Representative

    Glad to hear you enjoy working here at AppDynamics, as we grow and scale we are looking to offer those same perks at HQ to our remote offices!

  8. "A great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great place to work. Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Couldn’t find any as of now

  9. "A company that cares about you"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Copenhagen
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, supportive management, helpful colleagues, amazing product, intensive focus on personal development

    Cons

    The job is demanding but that's the beauty of it

  10. "Acceptable"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at AppDynamics full-time

    Pros

    Good product with Cisco backing

    Cons

    Management is very shortsighted in vision

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