Applied Systems

Applied Systems – Why Work For Us?

Applied is recognized as a pioneer in agency and broker management systems and data exchange between agencies, brokers, carriers and their clients. Our insurance software and data exchange technology have revolutionized the insurance industry and continue to shape its future across the globe. By automating the insurance lifecycle, our people and products allow the insurance industry to fulfill its promise to safeguard and protect the things that matter most in people’s lives.

Quick Facts

  • Year founded: 1983
  • Mission: To continuously improve the business of insurance through innovative software solutions
  • Headquarters: University Park, Illinois (U.S.), Mississauga, Ontario (Canada) and Brighton, East Sussex (United Kingdom)
  • Employees: More than 1,200
  • Clients: More than 12,000 agencies, representing 145,000+ producers, CSRs and other insurance professionals

Applied’s mission is to continuously improve the business of insurance. We are recognized as the insurance industry’s trusted technology partner due to our commitment to software innovation and customer success. 

Our core values are:

To always innovate

  • Our company was built on innovation and continues to drive the business of insurance.

To lead our industry

  • We believe in setting the standards by which others aspire to follow.

To exceed expectations           

  • We are committed to excellence and driven by customer success.

To do the right thing

  • Our actions and decisions are guided by honesty and integrity in doing what is right.

To work with great people

  • We strive to attract, develop and retain the best talent for our business and our future.

To be results-oriented

  • We strive to be accountable to both our customers and each other

Technology is transforming the future of insurance and Applied is leading the way. We believe in innovation and integrity in all aspects of our business and offer exceptional opportunities for professionals to grow and develop their careers. Our commitments to excellence and our employees make Applied an outstanding choice for talented and passionate people.

We invite you to join the team. TEAM APPLIED.

To recognize and reward the very best Applied employees, we've developed The Circle of Excellence Awards, our employee-driven peer recognition program.

Each year, the top 1% of Applied employees are recognized through this award. Applied employees are invited to nominate any employee who consistently exhibits our TEAM APPLIED Core Values:

  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Customer Focus
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Team Player
  • Results-Oriented

Our employees are our most valuable resource. That’s why Applied offers a comprehensive benefits package to help provide our employees with long-term health, security, work/life balance and financial peace of mind.

Applied employee benefits include:

  • Competitive Salary and Advancement Opportunities
  • Medical, Dental and Life Insurance
  • Paid Vacation Time and Holidays
  • Personal/Sick Days
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 401(k) with Employer Match

For a more comprehensive list of benefits offered by Applied, please visit

Applied Systems Reviews

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Applied Systems CEO Reid French
Reid French
55 Ratings

    Pretty decent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in University Park, IL
    Current Employee - Software Developer in University Park, IL

    I have been working at Applied Systems full-time


    Performance is rewarded in most departments.
    Management very understanding about family related issues (balance between work and family)
    Executive management good about sharing goals/progress with employees. Very forward thinking.
    Wide variety of technologies used, flexibility in location (several office locations and telecommuting)


    Some areas have significant technology debt, so developers may end up supporting older technologies.
    Some managers spend too much time micro-managing.
    Some processes seems to exist for the sole purpose of maintaining the process. Otherwise they serve very little business need.
    Pay does not compare well with jobs in city/western suburbs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue working to improve communication. Look long at hard at some of the micro-management that occurs in product management.

    Overall, we are in a much better place each year than the previous years (and certainly in a much better place than the time before Reid French).

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Applied Systems Interviews

Updated Dec 3, 2014
Updated Dec 3, 2014

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    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Applied Systems.

    Interview Details

    The most difficult part is passing the assessment. I knew some qualified applicants that didn't make it past it. Don't settle for first offer. They are high on strong customer service skills and will teach you the technology.

    Negotiation Details
    They offered $27k and I wouldn't accept less than 32k because of my experience. But when it came time for raises they said I wouldn't get much because I had hired in at the top tier.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

Applied Systems Awards & Accolades

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Download Vendor of the Year, ACORD Awards, 2013
First-Place in Core Solutions, Vanguards in Insurance Program (VIP), 2012
First-Place in Customer Experience Solutions, Vanguards in Insurance Program (VIP), 2012
Download Vendor of the Year, ACORD Awards, 2012
Download Vendor of the Year, ACORD Awards, 2011
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Additional Info

Headquarters University Park, IL
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1983
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

For 30 years, Applied Systems has led an industry we helped to create with a mission to continuously improve the business of insurance. Insurance agencies and brokerages have faced new challenges and demands on their businesses over time, and we have been there to guide them. Since 1983, Applied has been at the forefront of insurance technology, leading the way through innovation. As the insurance industry becomes increasingly global, we are delivering new technology and expanded multinational capabilities for this changing marketplace.

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