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Helpful (1)

Motivating me to do my best.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Atlanta, GA

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

I've just completed my first month at Applied Systems and have never experienced a better work environment in my life. Everyone is both motivated and supportive in what they do and everyone is extremely organized.

My higher ups treat me with respect and do not doubt my abilities, despite my young age and are always willing to put their crucial projects in my hands. The benefits and pay are amazing and I feel extremely lucky to be here.

Cons

Honestly, the only con I can think of is the continuity issues with the previous branding, but all of that is being addressed currently.

Advice to Management

Reach out to your employees and get them to review this company. I'm sure you will receive more positive feedback than what is currently on this page. These reviews are a bit over-critical and do not properly reflect the true nature of this company.

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  1. Helpful (10)

    If they could pay less, they would.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I like the people I work with a lot, and I have been trusted with a lot of responsibility.

    Cons

    I'm a professional with an advanced degree, have taken on the work of one, sometimes two other people in my few years here, and still get paid less than the person I was hired to replace.
    Management tries to argue there are benefits to working in the middle of nowhere, but the cost of living just keeps going up while Applied keeps pushing salaries down.
    The company will happily throw money in any direction except their own people, and it's extremely hard not to take that personally.
    In short, just about everything you've heard about Bain Capital-owned companies is true: management demands more and more from employees while giving less and less, while all the money flies up to the execs and to Bain. Even when you constantly go above and beyond, management will maybe give you a 1% raise, and tell you you were lucky to get that much.

    Advice to Management

    Reward extra effort, don't make it the baseline; when extra is not rewarded, employees will quickly learn not to give it anymore.

  2. Helpful (9)

    Decent first job but definitely not a career.

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Developer I in University Park, IL
    Former Employee - Developer I in University Park, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They hire people right out of college with no experience and has a pretty good training program to get you familiar with programming and working in a corporate environment.

    Cons

    Employees are horribly underpaid. This is not a job where you can make a living. My salary was about $20k less than the average starting salary for software developers with bachelor's degrees. Raises just barely keep up with inflation. Benefits aren't anything to write home about either. One thing to note also is the location. It is located in the deep ghettos of the south side of Chicago. The area is poverty-stricken and if you want to live in a decent area you'll have to commute quite a bit.

    Advice to Management

    Give more competitive compensation and better benefits.

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