Applied Systems

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8 people found this helpful  

poor managment, poor design, low integrity

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Former Employee - Sales in University Park, IL
Former Employee - Sales in University Park, IL

I worked at Applied Systems

Pros

Market leadership, good place to learn software sales for entry level sales people

Cons

Very weak management team. Lack of integrity within the organization. Dishonest sales practices. Software development lacks vision and talent. Over promise and under deliver to prospects/clients.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn to listen to employees and be nimble to execute on promises. Treat subordinates with respect. TAKE A SALES MANAGEMENT COURSE--USE "BEST PRACTICES" BENCHMARKING as it relates to quality management and team leadership/building.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work, but stay away if you're entry level and need money to live

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in University Park, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in University Park, IL

    I have been working at Applied Systems

    Pros

    This place had some of the nicest people that I've ever worked with. Everyone from management down talked at the same level. The atmosphere is relaxing even in stressful situations. There are many different ways to move vertically or laterally within the company.

    Cons

    The pay. As an entry level employee it just didn't cut it. Started at a minimal salary and providing small yearly raises is not the way to get ahead. This may be different if you were coming into this place with experience but as entry level, it's just a stepping stone onto something else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If they want to keep their younger employees, the pay needs to be competitive or else it promotes job hopping.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in University Park, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in University Park, IL

    I have been working at Applied Systems

    Pros

    1. 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.

    Cons

    1. 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 ManagementAdvice

    Listen 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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