AppDynamics Wins Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in 2019 Award

At AppDynamics, we don’t settle for the status quo. We challenge ourselves to do better every day – both for our customers and our employees. That’s why we’re incredibly honored and proud to be a winner of Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work in 2019 award.  

AppDynamics ranked 58th on the list of US companies with more than 1,000 employees and 20th on the list of UK companies with over 1,000 employees. At the time of this post, we have an average score of 4.7/5 stars and 470 reviews.

What’s extremely special about this accolade is that it is based entirely on the feedback our employees have voluntarily and anonymously shared on Glassdoor.

“At AppDynamics there’s nothing more important than our people, and we’ve worked hard to create an environment that’s a great place for passionate people to come to work everyday,” said David Wadhwani, CEO, AppDynamics. “This award validates the culture we’ve built to foster a sense of belonging that drives engagement and leads to extraordinary impact and growth opportunities for all employees.”

AppDynamics is truly a great place to work, and I am excited every day to be working alongside so many positive and fun people. And while every company has areas they can improve on, I admire that AppDynamics always strives to be better and pushes for growth every day.

At AppDynamics, we pride ourselves on living our core values of being…

  • Better
  • Together
  • Transformative
  • Champions
  • Positive
  • Fun

It’s these values that have contributed to the amazing culture we have at AppDynamics. Our values impact everything we do and how we do it. And based on the feedback we’ve received on Glassdoor, it’s also clear that these values contributed to AppDynamics winning this amazing award.

Below are just a few words employees shared on Glassdoor that contributed toward the award. This makes us feel incredibly honored and proud:

“AppDynamics is a standalone business unit of Cisco. So you get the smaller teams and agility of a startup within AppD, but the employment benefits of the enterprise with Cisco ownership. Everyone was welcoming, and there is regular communications from the executives to all hands.”

“Startup culture still remains. Have met many energetic and talented people who always try to do the right thing for the company. People are really supportive and friendly. Very flexible work-from-home and work-remotely policy.”

“It’s amazing to see the impact we have on our customers. We elevate our users’ careers and we help drive incredible change in how their companies do business. Everyone here is obsessed with making our customers successful. It’s great to work at a company where my efforts can be directly traced to customer benefit.”

“Culture is absolutely one of the best reason to work here. Hard work is rewarded, and internal promotions happen very frequently. AppDynamics values fun and the unique energy everyone brings to the office. The perks are also amazing, the office favorite is the weekly massages! Catered lunch and a kitchen fully stocked with snacks and drinks help keep you fueled up during the day. Recently started an AppD bookclub to work on personal and professional development, it shows that AppD cares about you as a person and not just a company asset. Overall great company and atmosphere to work in with a great career path and the opportunity for quick promotions.”

A huge thank you goes out to all the AppDynamos who took the time to share their perspective on what it’s like to work here. We appreciate all the valuable feedback as it only helps us improve.

If you’re interested in learning more about our culture and employment opportunities, check out our careers page today.

AppDynamics Receives “Best CEO” at Tech and Innovation Awards from San Francisco Business Times

Last night, AppDynamics was acknowledged as a recipient of the San Francisco Business Times Tech and Innovation Awards. I also received the honor of being named “Best CEO”. During the last six years, I have poured myself into AppDynamics with one goal in mind: to build the world’s next great software company. I’ve learned a lot throughout the process, often learning more from things that went wrong than from the things that went right. I’m deeply humbled by this accolade from the San Francisco Business Times. It’s just one more validation point of what we’ve been fanatic about about building over the last six years.

I’m not a person of great pomp and circumstance, nor am I someone that pontificates on his own achievements. So I thought I would take this opportunity to articulate a handful of the principles I’ve tried to abide by that I believe helped lead us to where the company is today. I credit these principles to much of AppDynamics success, and to also catching the attention of San Francisco Business Times.

1. Customer is king. Customers should be every team member’s top priority. If the customer isn’t happy for any reason – nothing else matters. Ultimately, customers keep the lights on at the office.

2. Happy employees lead to happy customers. It’s often said a human being’s happiness starts from the inside out, meaning that a person that is happy with himself will spread that happiness to others. The same principle applies to business. An employee’s happiness is infectious to customers. As such, creating an environment that employees want to wake up and go to every day is crucial.

3. Focus on the data. The old adage says, “statistics lie and liars use statistics.” And while this is true in many cases, I find in business the numbers don’t lie.  If the numbers show that something isn’t working, you must take it apart and start again.

4. Check your ego at the door. Rather than gloat about your past achievements, look towards what’s ahead. Keeping your feet planted firmly on the ground will go a long way in difficult business situations.

5. Be open to change. If we’re not continuously disrupting ourselves somebody else will. The best time to fix something is before it becomes broken. Find the holes and patch them quickly, or someone else will.

We have come a long way in a short amount of time, and I couldn’t be more proud of the business we have built together. The honor of Best CEO is an incredible testament to the hard work and dedication of our more than 400 employees that contribute to the success of the company every day. It’s times like these that not only make me look back and take stock of the last few years, but also get me really excited about what is to come for AppDynamics.

AppDynamics wins Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award for Best Places to Work in 2014

I’m happy to announce that AppDynamics has been selected to win Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award for Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work For in 2014!

BPTW Winner's Badge

At AppDynamics we strive to foster a strong company culture that nurtures and inspires our employees, and this award – which is based on anonymous survey responses from real AppDynamics employees – shows that we’ve been successful in that regard. I’d like to thank our employees for their hard work and dedication to building a company that’s a great place to come to work every day.

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