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November 12, 2020

What are perks and other benefits like at Applied Systems?

Pros

Good benefits and PTO from day one. Great co-workers, nice perks here and there with random days off

Cons

There are two types of people who work here, senior management and peons. As many others have said, there are almost as many in management as there are people working. It seems as managements whole purpose is to spend as much time daily in meetings as possible to avoid talking to the ones keeping it all afloat. I have been in several roles in this company and it is a common theme for management to spend 7 hours a day in meetings, they occasionally return calls and/or emails. They tend to get you going and then wish you luck as they are nowhere to be found when you need anything. There are some responses from HR advising people to contact them “confidentially” but have seen over the years that those things tend to get back to the people who submitted them so going up the chain of command over an issue you have will do you more harm than good. I should have moved on a long time ago.

Advice to Management

Spend less time in meetings and more time with your people.

workers, nice perks here and there with random days off

November 12, 2020

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November 12, 2020

What is health insurance like at Applied Systems?

Pros

Starting pay for entry level jobs is good. WFH for most jobs. They've handled the pandemic with no layoffs and have gone 100% remote. Free bagels on Tuesdays. Everyone I've worked with or come into contact with has been very professional.

Cons

The health insurance is very expensive. At least it is if you have to get family coverage.

The health insurance is very expensive.

November 12, 2020

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May 21, 2019

What is the retirement plan like at Applied Systems?

Pros

Ample opportunities to work remote; remote worker setup is comprehensive and well thought out. Pay and benefits are decent for the industry. Good salary (but read on to decide whether it's worth it to you), prompt payment/direct deposit. Medical benefits effective on the first day of employment. 401k matching percentage was below average, with an outdated vesting schedule (most companies now offer 100% vested at the time of contribution). Many wonderful colleagues, and the line managers seem to care about their staff. On the whole, the clients were pleasant to work with, too.

Cons

Ridiculous workload/hours, fed by a mountain of needless paperwork. A glut of internal meetings, most of questionable value. Unrealistic utilization targets accompanied by continuous pressure to bill the clients for nearly every activity. Bullying and intimidation from the C-suite.

Advice to Management

Hire enough people to handle the pipeline so everyone can have a normal 8 hour workday, vs. a handful of people working 12-20 hour days on the regular. Lean out your processes and tools.

401k matching percentage was below average, with an outdated vesting schedule (most companies now offer 100% vested at the time of contribution).

May 21, 2019

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October 9, 2019

What is paid time off like at Applied Systems?

Pros

Applied has pretty decent PTO and a very relaxed work environment. I made several friends there that I still talk to.

Cons

You have two types of employees there. One that has been there for ever(10+) and one that is just stopping by until they find another job that fits their degree or just better employment. If you are part of the software support team you will be very frustrated on how you are treated. The queue will have 40 calls holding and the mgr are asking you to resolve more cases even though we are short on techs. They will not hire enough techs to resolve the issue. The comradery slowly shrinks as you learn how they mgr you.

Applied has pretty decent PTO and a very relaxed work environment.

October 9, 2019

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December 18, 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at Applied Systems?

Pros

Great culture, good leadership, leader in the industry, great benefits

Cons

Low pay scale, not competitive salary-wise

Great culture, good leadership, leader in the industry, great benefits

December 18, 2019

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