AppDynamics Reviews

Updated Feb 28, 2021

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4.2
76%
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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. Featured Review
    Helpful (7)

    "Great place for growth!"

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

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

    Pros

    AppD has market-leading technology with a "start-up feel" backed by the investment and security of Cisco. We are expanding so rapidly that there is tons of room for growth, personally, professionally and financially. Whether you are looking to take on a larger scoped individual contributor role or want to grow your leadership career, there is opportunity for anyone who's passionate and willing to run hard and challenge themselves.

    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". I can't blame my colleagues for chasing new opportunities but I'm much more optimistic about our future with Cisco. This attrition has caused some heartburn and uncertainty (rightfully so). Thankfully, Cisco and AppD executive leadership has addressed this head on with increased investments (R&D, hiring, increased comp packages).

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  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great company if you are up for a challenge and rigorous sales process"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive Regional Director and leadership, great Sales Solution team to work together with, strong product though competitive to sell (it's all good); strong compensation plan. A rigorous sales process is not for everybody, but I love it. I joined the company because I thought sales people need to grow and get better. AppD provides that.

    Cons

    It's a little bit difficult to sell because it's a competitive space, but that's what we are trained for as sales people right? Though it's hard, the sales process helps us to stand out and differentiate from other sales people!

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  3. "Engaging Employer"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Kanata, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of room to move around and work in different areas. Really open and welcoming to people from all backgrounds, orientations, and beliefs. Staff management are really engaging and want to see growth with their reports. Compensation is pretty competitive for those not in the Bay Area.

    Cons

    Not the most supportive of remote employees. There's a lot of internal politics as the higher management levels. There's a lot of focus on events, benefits, and everything for the San Francisco office that they often ignore what's happening with remote offices.

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  4. Helpful (5)

    "Sales with the Devil"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Regional Sales Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AppDynamics for more than a year

    Pros

    None, it’s an absolutely nightmare working at this company!

    Cons

    Horrible culture that’s treats people like scum. You’re not valued there at all, everyone micro manages you. Worst place I’ve ever worked in my life.

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    AppDynamics Response

    January 28, 2019Talent Team

    Thanks for sharing your feedback. We always strive for excellence in everything we do including creating a positive culture for our employees. Though it’s disheartening to hear about your less than amazing experience, we value the feedback nonetheless. We wish you well in your future endeavors.

  5. "Business Development"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time

    Pros

    Great earning potential at AppDynamics

    Cons

    Intense work culture at AppDynamics.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture, great product, great team Have been with AppDynamics for over 5 years and the drive, collaboration and team spirit are still strong.

    Cons

    Change is the norm This is a fast passed growth company and things change all the time. Not all changes work out but management is quick to correct.

  7. "Senior Sales Engineer"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The Whole company is engaged no matter what the role. The Tech is cutting edge and the culture is incredible.

    Cons

    Wear your seat-belt, it's a wild ride with 'fire-hose' amount of information while ramping up.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time

    Pros

    I have been with AppDynamics for almost 3 years and even though we have grown quickly the culture has remained incredible. Being in sales I always am amazed on how support, engineering, marketing, legal etc. always step up and help the sales efforts. I have not seen this kind of team work anywhere else in my 25 year career.

    Cons

    There are some small growing pains with systems and processes, but once the issues are identified the are typical tackled in reasonable time frames

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    AppDynamics Response

    September 10, 2015Social Media and Recruiting Coordinator

    We're so glad that our efforts to scale our company culture and have it remain fun, vibrant and exciting paid off. Our work environment is this awesome because all these talented minds here are so willing to help and support each other, and everyone understands the meaning of teamwork. No job is too big or too small for anyone to tackle, and everyone is ready to roll up their sleeves to do a job well done.

  9. "great people"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AppDynamics full-time

    Pros

    great people to work with. nice environment

    Cons

    none that i can think of

  10. "Great company, great people"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer (Pre-sales) in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome culture and lots of good people!

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of at the moment

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