Compare Amazon vs AppDynamics BETASee how AppDynamics vs. Amazon compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
What Employees Say
I have been working at Amazon full-time for less than a year
Excellent balance between life and work culture. Offers a fair salary/benefit/stocks package. For the very first time I'm working for a company which has employee recognition on its DNA, and have... opportunities for career progression without necessarily going to a way of management level.
Perhaps the company could provide support for gym or at least encourage the practice of any other sports / healthy habits before / after office hours. Indeed, this is not a 'cons', just a suggestion... which potentially could impact employee's way of life (and as a side effect keep improving company's productivity). Other than that, I have not had any bad experience so far and I hope things continue running smoothly.
I worked at AppDynamics full-time
- Great Benefits and pay. - Work with some great clients - I've worked some of the smartest and driven people in my career
The company used to be a great place to work but the majority of Sales Engineers, Sales Reps and inspiring leaders who got the company to the top have vested out and moved on. To fill in the gap... employees who were better as individual contributors with no experience in management have been now been promoted. This has resulted in more attrition and turnover. The product has barely changed and is essentially the same product it was almost 2 years ago. The product team cannot innovate and release features and sales teams now have to sell "Visions" and vaporware on PowerPoint which will never come too fruition. The product roadmap is a revolving wheel of PowerPoint slides, release dates and pretty pictures. Add on about 6 months to any exepcted release date. Cisco has also started to come in hard making it even worse. Latest example is the company now has to use Cisco's hiring team which means hiring mediocre engineers to save on costs. I expect another downgrade on the magic quadrant. The market is also incredibly saturated with APM and as a Sales Rep and SE you will be essentially be a post sales consultant. You'll be spending countless hours fielding customer technical issues and pleading with product to fix bugs all in the hope you can get a renewal or a slight up sell. Commissions is a mess and after all your hard work it takes almost 3-4 months to get paid out. Another side effect of over selling and APM saturation is management has doubled down on the cult of "the process". Leadership believes that sales are dipping because we aren't following "the process" but it's really now part of the problem. It prevents teams from being agile and reactive. Want to run a quick trial on a product? Welp..you'll need to put together a bunch of pointless PowerPoints and hours worth of customer meetings to try and get a trial going. Customer will say "no thanks.." due to the time commitment and there goes a trial opportunity. The "sales process" has completely unrealistic "leading indicators" and reps are forced to fake number of calls made and meetings booked just to satisfy sales leaders and keep their jobs. A lot of other small things which are hilarious such as phony value campaigns such as "WomanOfAppD" to value woman at the company..all the while senior managers are sleeping with direct reports and then threatening them when they try go to HR.
Advice to Management
No point..they won't listen.