Senior Solution Engineer (Former Employee) – Reston, VA – November 27, 2018
Semi-open cubicle style office. Appian expects a lot from their employees, but it teaches you a lot in return. I feel that management is more organized than disorganized, but management decisions are not always made with transparency. Depending on the department, there aren't always growth opportunities and it is difficult to move to something different.
Good pay, good employee resource groups, young atmosphere
Dubious customers (ICE is a customer), little opportunity for growth within certain departments, on-call weekends are rough, you're expected to work from home during snow days, no sick time
Software Engineer II (Former Employee) – Reston, VA – July 24, 2018
Appian was a great place to work on a lot of levels, it's fast paced and has great infrastructure, but sometimes management can be inaccessible. Really good retention, though, because they appreciate their people and know how to make them happy.
Manager (Current Employee) – Remote – March 22, 2018
I've been with Appian for a little over 5 years and am still a nerdily happily employee. It's the ideal environment for people that want to build something, work with smart/fun people, and have a voice. We're constantly innovating and finding better ways to achieve superior results across all departments. Some department heads are more challenging than others, but everyone is reasonable and will listen to ideas when presented respectfully with data backing your suggestions. Due to our size, your work gets noticed, and it's difficult for anyone to fly under the radar. Great for employees that are driven and want to make an impact. Not-so-great for underperformers. The founders have managed to maintain the fun, inclusive, quirky culture post- IPO, and I hope that never changes.
Culture, fun events, career growth opportunities
Benefits are expensive and bonuses are below market
Sales (Current Employee) – Reston, VA – October 30, 2016
accomplished salesmen are not appreciated. Prepare to fall in line with immature sales processes and micromanagement. unfortunately hitting sales quota is dependent on sales management. full commission attainment is limited to several salesmen each year.
politically charged company. ability to survive is dependent on direct manager. rated on politics not ability
good product but competitors are ahead
immature management and micro manage every activity