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2 people found this helpful  

Old company in an old field

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Applied Systems

Pros

Located in University Park, IL traffic isn't really a problem
Relaxed atmosphere
Many people have been there for 10, 15, 20 years
Jim Kellner is the type of leader you like to get behind

Cons

Tough to get anywhere within the company unless you come from outside, work alongside upper management, or are related to someone else in the company
Pay increases are rare
Infighting and confusion between departments

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Many employees there are holding onto their jobs simply because they've been there a while, and not because they're notably competent. This is true among entry level as well as middle management.

Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Just another body filling the chair.

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    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer

    I worked at Applied Systems

    Pros

    People are friendly. The work itself challenges you and looks good on a resume. There is always someone there to ask questions to.

    Cons

    Pay is on the lower end of the salary expectations for developers. Developers are on lock down in the lower level (no windows and often smells). Just another body filling the chair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ever since the buyout back in 2003 not enough attention has been given to developers and trying to keep and improve the talent you have. Most of the developers who stay more than a year or two are those who live close to Applied and don't want to commute downtown. Cutting down on the developer turnover would improve the products that Applied puts out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Systems

    Pros

    The company is fairly stable

    Cons

    Really not a great atmosphere and the work is not interesting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave your office and talk to the workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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