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Applied Systems Overview

University Park, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
1983
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Applied Systems is the leading global provider of cloud-based software that powers the business of insurance. Recognized as a pioneer in insurance automation and the innovation leader, Applied is the world’s largest provider of agency and brokerage management systems ... Read more

Mission: Applied’s mission is to continuously improve the business of insurance. We are recognized as the insurance industry’s trusted technology partner due to our commitment to software innovation and customer success. By powering the global business of insurance ... Read more

Applied Systems – Why Work For Us?


Make a Difference Every Day with Team Applied

Applied has served the insurance industry for more than 30 years and proudly employs more than 1,450 people. We have grown by more than 50 percent in the past three years and will continue this trend in coming years. Applied’s core values challenge employees to make a difference every day and provide the software that enables our customers to protect what matters most in their client’s lives. Applied believes that success comes from a dynamic working environment that offers professionals an opportunity to grow and succeed alongside extraordinary people.

Learn how you can make a difference on Team Applied.

Quick Facts

  • Year founded: 1983
  • Mission: To continuously improve the business of insurance through innovative software solutions
  • Headquarters: University Park, Illinois (U.S.), Mississauga, Ontario (Canada) and Brighton, East Sussex (United Kingdom)
  • Employees: More than 1,200
  • Clients: More than 12,000 agencies, representing 145,000+ producers, CSRs and other insurance professionals


Every day, Team Applied works to develop innovative, cloud-based software that is revolutionizing our industry. With a collaborative atmosphere and employee benefits that create peace of mind, Applied employees are empowered to create a unique career and excel.

Our core values are:

To always innovate
Our company was built on innovation and continues to drive the business of insurance.

To lead our industry
We believe in setting the standards by which others aspire to follow.

To exceed expectations
We are committed to excellence and driven by customer success.

To do the right thing
Our actions and decisions are guided by honesty and integrity in doing what is right.

To work with great people
We strive to attract, develop and retain the best talent for our business and our future.

To be results-oriented
We strive to be accountable to both our customers and each other.



One of the most important aspects to job satisfaction is the working environment. Applied has strategically chosen to grow the company’s development hubs in both Atlanta and outside Chicago offer access to top technology talent and nationally ranked technical schools. Applied maintains more than 14 offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland, providing opportunities to work and travel across our many geographies. Applied strives to create a positive and enjoyable working environment for everyone by nurturing high levels of team spirit, empowerment and communication through open floor plans, social events, volunteer opportunities and more.

We invite you to join the team. TEAM APPLIED.

Applied has instituted a number of recognition programs for employees who exemplify Applied’s core values. One of Applied’s highest employee honors is the Circle of Excellence Award. Awarded annually to 10 employees, honorees are elected by their peers for their dedication and commitment to excellence. We also have an online recognition programs where employees can acknowledge each other for their contributions and commitment to Applied at any time, as well as numerous other programs to recognize both individuals’ and teams’ contributions to Applied’s continued growth and success.

Each year, the top 1% of Applied employees are recognized through this award. Applied employees are invited to nominate any employee who consistently exhibits our TEAM APPLIED Core Values:

  • Innovation
  • Leadership
  • Customer Focus
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Team Player
  • Results-Oriented

Applied understands the importance of benefits. Benefits are covered from the first day of employment to ensure peace of mind. Wellness programs such as flu shot availability and Weight Watchers ensure employees stay happy and healthy. Employees can also take advantage of company-affiliated discounts from retailers, such as Verizon and L.A. Fitness. We also know that in order to be your best at work, you need personal time to recharge and relax. With this in mind, benefits such as the Birthday Holiday program and generous vacation days provide Applied employees the balance needed to always bring positivity and energy to the workplace.

Applied employee benefits include:

• Competitive Salary and Advancement Opportunities
• Medical, Dental and Life Insurance
• 401(k) with Employer Match
• Paid Vacation Time, Holidays, and Personal/Sick Days
• Anniversary reward program
• Company-affiliated discounts
• Wellness programs
• Competitive Salary and Advancement Opportunities

For a more comprehensive list of benefits offered by Applied, please visit www.appliedsystems.com.

Applied Systems Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "Top Notch Sales Team at Industry Leader"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in University Park, IL
    Current Employee - Account Manager in University Park, IL
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sales process and team are exceptional
    Management does actually care about your success
    Old CEO Reid French was phenomenal
    New CEO Taylor Rhodes is extremely humble, a military vet, and great tech track record (Rackspace)

    Cons

    Sometimes has the feel of a "big" company with bureaucracy and multiple layers of management

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and don't forget to lose sight of the small teams as we continue to grow that bust their behinds everyday. All respect for Taylor and looking forward to what's to come.

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Applied Systems Photos

Applied Systems photo of: Applied customers, employees and leadership traveled to Universal Studios for the evening event during Applied Net 2016
Applied Systems photo of: Thousands of insurance professionals gave back in their local communities during the annual IICF Week of Giving international event in support of neighborhood and community nonprofit organizations.
Applied Systems photo of: CEO, Reid French congratulates Pinnacle Award winners during Applied Net 2016. This award recognizes Applied customers who have fully deployed and leveraged Applied software in a visionary manner.
Applied Systems photo of: The 2016 Circle of Excellence Award winners presented at Applied Net in Orlando Florida. The Circle of Excellence Awards is an employee-driven peer recognition program to recognize the top 1%.
Applied Systems photo of: Applied’s Atlanta office joins the IICF's Week of Giving festivities with Junior Achievement Biztown.
Applied Systems photo of: Team Apparel Fridays – Supporting our favorite NBA and NHL teams during the playoffs!
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Applied Systems Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Applied Systems (Atlanta, GA) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I was first called for a brief phone screening. After, I took an online basic personality assessment. Finally I was brought in for an in person interview where they asked me about my experience and technical knowledge. Overall everyone seemed nice and even though I did not get the job I would recommend the company to anyone who asks.

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Applied Systems Awards & Accolades

  • Best Insurance Technology Company, Wealth & Finance International, 2016
  • Top 500 Largest Cloud Application Vendors (ranked #49), Apps Run the World, 2016
  • Best US Insurance Automation System Provider, Corporate America, 2016
  • Best Global Cloud Software Provider, Corporate America, 2016
  • Digital Service Provider of the Year, Corporate Insider, 2017
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