Should I join AppDynamics now that it is Cisco

Glint neutralop
Aug 5, 2017 38 Comments

Got an offer from AppDynamics with good team and total compensation. Although not sure if I should join given its a Cisco company now.

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  • Cisco / Product 🍊 orange
    We're not that bad! It's a great company for work-life balance and collaborative, relatively laid-back culture (depending on your team). You can WFH frequently in most teams. The drawback, as always, is that it's a big company with way too many managers and things take forever.

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of us. We're pretty friendly.
    Aug 6, 2017 3
    • Can I PM you? I recently saw a Director PMM position that was posted recently that I believe that I would be a great fit, but might be lost in the shuffle. Thanks!
      Aug 6, 2017
    • Glint neutralop
      OP
      Sure
      Aug 7, 2017
    • i wanted to talk to someone who works there now - while i am sure you have a lot of info, i am looking for a referral in. If you can provide that please PM me.

      Otherwise let us know what you decide to do.

      Thanks.
      Aug 8, 2017
  • NewRelic sapporo
    Don't do it
    Aug 5, 2017 0
  • Deloitte / Other Ajgr34
    It'll depend on where you're coming from and what your career goals are. You can do far worse than working for Cisco. Cisco is know for acquire, integrate, and spin off. Depending on where your interview questions put you in that progression, you have most of the variables needed to figure out what's best for you.
    Aug 5, 2017 0
  • NewRelic sapporo
    It depends on what you are looking for, if the product itself it's important to you, and innovation , then don't do it - but of course there will be pros of being in a well established company like that. I wouldn't join them just out of principle and because the technology is actually important to me, as well as the culture of how they run their business with their customers (which is shitty for Cisco AppDynamics )
    Aug 12, 2017 5
    • AppDynamics platform
      @sapporo You have twice posted negative opinions on this thread. That in itself is fine - you are entitled to your opinions. But a disclaimer that you work for a direct competitor would have worked better.
      Aug 12, 2017
    • NewRelic sapporo
      No need for disclaimer - it's right there next to the my username
      Aug 12, 2017
    • AppDynamics / Sales lTHq45
      Haha you really drank the Kool-Aid if you legitimately think Relic is better. As a former Performance Engineer who's owned Relic, AppD, DT and Wily over the past decade, Relic is not an enterprise grade APM tool. Which is why the price tag is an order of magnitude less than AppD and yet I still have never lost a sale to Relic.
      Aug 24, 2017
    • AppDynamics
      BlFd81

      AppDynamics

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      BlFd81more
      @sapporo You seem to have a lot of opinions without knowing personally and internally all the benefits. Surprisingly a lot of New Relic folks have still recently applied for AppDynamics roles. Might want to do more research
      Sep 19, 2017
    • Cisco / Product cognitive
      On what grounds do you base your stupid argument on?
      Mar 27, 2018
  • Cisco a girl
    I work at Cisco and it's meh. Comfy but meh.
    Aug 12, 2017 0
  • Sure - it is still run separately.
    Aug 6, 2017 0
  • AppDynamics Svht81
    Cisco, from what I can see so far, has stayed out of the way. They have done the same with Meraki, Jasper etc too. Only time will tell if they will continue running it as a separate company, but so far, that is the clear indication they have given. If you'd have joined AppD before the acquisition at the same offer, you should do so now - the acquisition has not changed much within the company.
    Aug 6, 2017 8
    • AppDynamics Svht81
      One of the teams - Spectre - is getting integrated. I have met few engineers from Spectre. I have an OK opinion of those people from my limited interaction as of now. No bias from what I have seen so far.
      Aug 6, 2017
    • Cisco / Eng
      nHqn43

      Cisco Eng

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      nHqn43more
      I know folks in Spectre team. Are they commuting to SF now?
      Aug 8, 2017
    • AppDynamics gluten
      Depends. AppDynamics now opened a branch in one of cisco buildings. So folks from South bay and east bay now work from there and visit sf office once or twice per week depending on team. I believe specter team is doing the same.
      Aug 9, 2017
    • AppDynamics Svht81
      The new head of quality org is from Cisco too (not from Spectre though)
      Aug 9, 2017
    • Cisco / Product cognitive
      Ditto
      Mar 27, 2018
  • Cisco acefghn
    Mind sharing more details? Grade, base et al.
    Aug 6, 2017 7
    • Glint Intercom
      7
      Dec 21, 2017
    • Google jdbfjdjjdj
      Sounds pretty good offer. What is annual bonus and rsus like?
      Dec 21, 2017
    • AppDynamics / Eng
      aGCk73

      AppDynamics Eng

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      aGCk73more
      Did you end up joining AppD. Can u share his much RSUs you got. By Grade 12 do u mean Principal Engineer.
      Feb 2, 2018
    • Glint Intercom
      I didnt join
      Feb 2, 2018
    • AppDynamics / Eng
      aGCk73

      AppDynamics Eng

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      aGCk73more
      Our loss. Hope you are in a good place now. Can you share the number of RSUs you were offered.
      Feb 2, 2018
  • Cisco vcmxd9
    Appdynamics isn't going to be on Cisco's price list for another couple of years
    Aug 6, 2017 1
    • AppDynamics XMuB36
      Absolutely not true
      Mar 9, 2018
  • Cisco bmblct
    I joined a company that got bought by Cisco (opendns) it I've had a very positive experience
    Aug 9, 2017 0
  • Palo Alto Networks / Eng
    OlCI53

    Palo Alto Networks Eng

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    OlCI53more
    It depends.... if Cisco bought your company things will probably be left untouched for 1-2 years. But after that, watch out. The corporate cronyism, nepotism, and general Cisco culture will start to infect your team no matter how hard mgmt tries to keep it at bay. So for short term I'd say it could be good but I'd stay away from this company if your time span is two. Or more years.
    Aug 13, 2017 1
    • AppDynamics ByoI
      It already has
      Feb 1, 2018
  • AppDynamics / Design JVus48
    Do it
    Aug 9, 2017 0
  • Cisco / Product Napa
    offer details ?
    Aug 6, 2017 0