Applied Medical

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Applied Medical Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
91 Reviews
2.6
91 Reviews
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Applied Medical President Said S Hilal
Said S Hilal
50 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company is growing quite fast so theres a lot of upward movement (in 6 reviews)

  • Great place for young engineers to be exposed to many different manufacturing processes, Great work life balance (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay and they seem to play favoritism there (in 11 reviews)

  • Poor management; poor wages; poor benefits; only hire family members; (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Regulatory affairs

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    "Good and Professional"

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Is what it is

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Great place to work and grow your career

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    • 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't bother working here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Manager-Medical Device Sales in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Former Employee - Territory Manager-Medical Device Sales in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

    I worked at Applied Medical full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Only work here if you are desperate. You will not be treated like a professional so keep your expectations low if you decide to take the plunge at Applied.

    Cons

    Too many to list. This company is run by the entire Hilal clan who will cheat you any way they can. Nepotism gone wild!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are the biggest bunch of spineless managers I have ever seen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worst Work Place To Work - Respect, Acceptance, Growth, Teamwork Is Not Encourage

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance. Easy Work. CEO is nice and caring. He gives quarterly bonuses.

    Cons

    Management is inexperienced and authoritative. Management got promoted based on how long they work for the company not on their skill, experiences, and leadership ability. Management does not encourage respect, acceptance, teamwork, growth, training and play favoritism. Depressing team culture, colleges are not friendly, everyone is selfish, not helping each other, not passionate about their work, not smart or interesting. If you are good, work hard, want to add value to the team, you won't be appreciated and will be threatened instead. Managers will make sure your ideas and good work will not be visible. They be-little you, control you and won't motivate you or give you opportunities for growth. If you want to add value to the team and express your full potential, don't waste time here, it's better to work somewhere else where good management will know how to leverage your abilities and experiences and where you will get rewarded for your hard work, experience, talent. Here those with stabbing brown-nosing ability will get rewarded and promoted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful place at first

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Medical

    Pros

    Benefits, Great Upper Management, Progressive Company

    Cons

    Employees unappreciated by management
    Click that bullies
    Favoritism
    Inexperienced engineers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of personnel issues that need resolving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good resume booster..

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

    I worked at Applied Medical as an intern (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great family environment makes it enjoyable to work

    Cons

    Low pay. Probably lowest paid engineering crew

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay, Great friendly bosses for interns

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great internship exerience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A lot of young Managers
    A lot of young workers
    intern lunches every Monday
    fancy coffee machines at certain buildings
    nice rooms for meetings

    Cons

    salary seems a little low for an entry level, however it seems like there are occasional bonuses.
    a lot of different buildings so expecting a lot of walking if you have to work and collaborate with another employee in a different building

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have a more competitive salary to keep talented people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager

    I worked at Applied Medical full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The technology from Applied Medical is very good and their current market share of trocars reflects that. Not sure if they overtook Ethicon but they are close. Worked with some fantastic people who are truly dedicated to sharing the Applied story.

    Cons

    Leadership is subpar and pay is well below average for any device sales job. Both are significant factors to an ever increasing turnover at Applied. Middle management attempts to gain support for company objectives through motivational speeches but that's as far as it goes. They lack any clinical knowledge of the products and I would have no faith in letting them into an account to cover a case if it every arose.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start paying your employees instead of low-balling them on salary. Lastly, managing through fear gets you nowhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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