Applied Medical Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Great Development Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Medical

    Pros

    If you are talented, ambitious and act with integrity then Applied is a great place to work and progress rapidly in your career development. There are many great team members and managers that will support your development who truly believe in the philosophy of the company.

    Cons

    It really is a great place to work with many fantastic colleagues, if mentioning negatives then the main one which sure many other mention too is the salary. It can sometimes be a challenge to have a significant change in this even when your role/results changed and includes a far greater responsibility/deliverables.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Applied is a wonderful organisation that does a brilliant job and has great products. I have had some wonderful managers and found that if they weren't for some reason then the situation was quickly resolved which was great. I guess the only thing is I would say that could be done differently is maybe a review on salaries, understanding the company philosophy in some ways does assist in the argument around this but if there are really talented people, it is such a shame that they have to leave to get what is fair for what they deliver.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Entry into OR sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Manager-Medical Device Sales in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Territory Manager-Medical Device Sales in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Applied Medical full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Applied Medical is an excellent place to gain valuable experience in the OR. You will have lots to do trying to set up cases with surgeons and materials managers. If you have an opportunity to set up or work an evaluation you will get months of experience in a few weeks.

    Cons

    Management has a hard time getting focused in a certain direction. Maybe it was my manager in particular. But the company as a whole does not value its sales people. They have a lot of turnover and it appears that they like that model. Get a new rep, work them hard, sign up a few new accounts, and then let them go. After all they just gained more new business and no rep to pay. Most reps leave on their own from the poor benefits and frustration with management. The training is very good, but it is brutal. 3 weeks in California. New material every day with tests the following morning on the previous day. Get less than a 90% and you have to retest. Get less than 90% on 3 tests and you go home without a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put some real value in retaining good reps. Make the compensation so that reps want to stay. Revamp the benefits and 401k to make it a desirable place to work for a longer time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Fun but is this what you're looking for or career development? Great stepping stone

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Medical full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Low average age, exposure to multiple technologies (vertically integrated)

    Cons

    Salary, lack of experience and mentorship

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Learning Experience

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    Former Employee - Associate Engineer in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Engineer in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

    I worked at Applied Medical full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Growing company with young atmosphere and biomedical engineering opportunities. There are lots of post-work activities you can get involved in. The benefits are pretty good, too. the dress code is casual, which is awesome

    Cons

    its difficult to move up unless you have a lot of schooling, the people in managerial positions may or may not have the best intentions for your overall well-being and professional growth, the people are young which can lead to immature things happening around the office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more time-off and vacation time would be nice for how hard some people work. reward the hard workers so they keep working hard. stop using young people just because you know they'll work hard without paying them accordingly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Big Mistake

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Medical full-time

    Pros

    Very strong manufacturing operation that provides quality products at a significant discount versus the competition.

    Cons

    Very combative culture both internally with manager-employee relations and externally with customers. Not a collaborative environment at all. Very hierarchal and arbitrary senior management strategies. They value employee compliance over valid questions. Made a major mistake joining this company because the expectations set during the interview process simply were not accurate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to your employees and your customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Terrible company with unethical people. Stay away at all costs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Medical full-time

    Pros

    Some people are nice to talk to.
    Some buildings have good coffee.

    Cons

    They do not care about your learning experience and will often leave you sitting at a desk for days at a time.
    Extremely low pay.
    No wifi or internet unless you're a manager.
    Boring products.
    You are easily replaceable if not related to someone else in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company to a bigger company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Regulatory affairs

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

    I worked at Applied Medical full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy interview process
    Fairly generic products
    Young fellow workers
    Dating co-workers

    Cons

    Family and friends get privileges
    All in the top brass are family
    Prefer people who follow instructions
    Low salary
    Not so exciting products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop portraying like you care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. "Good and Professional"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Applied Medical full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers and Management. As long as you do a good job, you have a good chance to go up!

    Cons

    Not much to say…

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Is what it is

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Applied Medical full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, environment for team members to bond has been done well, hopefully does not change with Personnel taking over

    Cons

    Management not true to preached culture.
    Pay could be higher now that economy is better for all not just management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example about the culture you preach. Stop promoting family and close friends over hard working team members who make them look good. Keep the people here who do personify the culture you preach and truly promote the company the right way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Great place to work and grow your career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Medical full-time

    Pros

    Good growth opportunities, Great co-workers, exciting and involved projects, company cares about employees and customers. Management listens to team members, and helps everyone contribute.

    Cons

    Company if growing fast, which sometimes makes it challenging to maintain culture throughout several buildings and locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Building perks should be uniform throughout company. Having special lounge/inspiration rooms and coffee machines in only some locations makes some team members bitter and feel unequal.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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