The company is well diversified and they have been financially stable in a tough economy. At 100+ employee's, AE is an SME company. However, they are a large enough company to be able to provide better than average benefits, annual bonus's and decent wages to all of their employee's.
AE is owned 100% by the ESOP, but employee's don't seem to have much direct input on how the company operates. It would be beneficial to have more diversity represented on the board of directors. Terms might also be considered.
Advice to Management
Empower your Managers/Directors. Provide them with the flexibility to make key decisions within their teams. Allow them to execute on an approved business plan and budget, alleviating delays in execution and productivity.
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Applied Engineering Inc. (Bismarck, ND) in September 2015.
Initial phone interview, followed by 2 Skype interviews. Still waiting to hear back nearly 2 months after initially applying. The interviewing was easy but the feel of the interviews were very impersonal and they didn't seem very well organized.