Grey Matter Blog

Ask the Intern: What It’s like to Be an Appirian for the Summer


By Edward Xiao The most prominent thing that stuck out to me about my internship experience at Appirio was that the environment was very nice, both physically and socially. The people were kind and accepting, and it was commonplace to have friendly conversation with coworkers. It wasn’t the kind of place where people excitedly talked… Read More

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Ascend to Greatness: Inside the Culture of Appirio


By: Kate Jovanovic It is every college graduate’s dream to get a job, but it is practically a fantasy to work for a company like Appirio. When I first stepped into Appirio’s Indianapolis office last October, I was flooded with hospitality and energy. This energy wasn’t typical; you can go to some factories or to… Read More

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Life of the Ascend Chair


By Doug Surfleet Has it already been 3 weeks since the 2015 Appirio Ascend class arrived? It feels like just the other day I was interviewing them and pitching Appirio — why it’s a great place to start their career, what we do, etc. And what is the Ascend Program? It’s a 3-month program designed… Read More

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The Power of Appirians Living Their Values


By Rachel Tallant Appirio was founded on 3 core values: Customers, Team, and Fun. We take these values seriously and they are reinforced day in and day out in everything that we do. However, there is another value that is unspoken yet ingrained in the culture — philanthropy. Philanthropy (from Greek φιλανθρωπία etymologically) means "love… Read More

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My Worker Experience at Appirio


By Kathleen Foley Though I’m a driven, communicative worker by nature, a car accident last year required a good deal of time and medical care. But thanks to cloud technology, I was able maintain a high level of productivity and stay connected to people in my organization while working virtually. In a non-cloud, in-office environment,… Read More

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Appirio Employees Make a Global Impact on Future of the Cloud Day


By Heidi Williams Every year, Appirio sponsors a company-wide day of service called Future of the Cloud Day, where employees can focus on participating in volunteering events to benefit our local communities. This year, we had our biggest Future of the Cloud Day ever — with 71% of employees (848 Appirians, to be exact!) participating… Read More

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Appirio Recognized as Best Place to Work in Indiana


By Eric Duffield, SVP of professional services When Appirio expanded to Indianapolis three years ago, our goal was to build a cloud development center in the heart of an untouched technology hub. We came to Indianapolis knowing there was a fresh talent pool of intelligent, ambitious and technical experts who could grow into the next-generation… Read More

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5 Rules Every Great Manager Needs in Their Playbook


By Nimit Walia A manager should be a thinker, a leader, and a friend to the employees in the office. Managers create rules and ensure that they are followed, but there are also rules that good managers need to adhere to themselves. These rules — and their execution — are critical to any team's success.… Read More

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Climbing the Consulting Ranks with the Ascend Program


Ninety-one percent of today’s college grads across the nation expect to leave their first job within 3 years — a staggering departure from generations past. But perhaps as a testament to our unique Ascend program, all 10 people from the 2013 group are still with Appirio 2 years later. Ascend is dedicated to bringing in… Read More

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