Applied Systems
2.4 of 5 80 reviews
www.appliedsystems.com University Park, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

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It's not what you know, it's who you know...

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
University Park, IL

I have been working at Applied Systems

Pros1. Every Tuesday you get your choice of a free bagel.

2. Casual dress code.

3. In house cafeteria.

4. Co-workers are nice and friendly. I've made a lot of friends.

5. Occasional Company Mixers that allow you to drink and converse with Co-Workers.

Cons1. If you're a creative, free-thinker, with amazing ideas you will not be heard.

2. The only way you'll get ahead is if you know someone.

3. Business as usual since the 80s.

4. A lot of work for minimal pay.

5. Raises are done on percentages. Don't expect getting big raises.

6. Don't expect nice work equipment. My chair is stained yellow from when people were still allowed to smoke in the office. The padding is so worn I constantly fear developing hemorrhoids from sitting in it all day.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees. Understand that if you pay them fair wages you take money out of the picture, thus making everyone more productive. It turns out that when you pay people, they have a vested interest in the success of the company they work for.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Too Much Micro-Management

Analyst (Current Employee)
University Park, IL

I have been working at Applied Systems


Pros: If you live in suburbs near University Park, this is a great commute. Depending on where you are coming from, it's the reverse commute, so… Cons: Salary is on the lower end. Communication is often poor. Some management is in place because of the fact that they know someone higher up.… Advice to Senior Management: Take the time to hire more knowledgeable/professional candidates rather than those you happen to… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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If you Value doing a good job, don't work there (made it 16 years but only because I lived close)

Developer (Former Employee)
University Park, IL

I worked at Applied Systems


Pros: If you like hanging out after work on your own time, you get free beer and food at least… Cons: 1. Low Pay - Seriously, and if you manage to make more than 40 grand a year - Some VP's will push to get rid… Advice to Senior Management: Get testing up to speed so the incompetent fools turning in hundreds of PMG's are actually punished for their poor efforts. It might look good… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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