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Applied Systems Overview

University Park, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
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 data exchange between brokerages, insurers and their clients, Applied is the world’s largest provider of ... 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

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    I have been working at Applied Systems full-time (More than 8 years)


    - growing company
    - care's about their customers and employees
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    - no slide's at work!

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    keep it up!

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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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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Applied Systems (University Park, IL) in July 2017.


    The best recruitment process, ever! From the first contact-to-job offer I was so impressed by the level of engagement with every call, email, Skype and in-person ( on-site ) interviews at University Park, IL. Home Office. The process took roughly 2 months, and the recruiter did a fantastic job of keeping me informed of each and every stage of the current and the next step. It makes you feel you're the only one they're working so hard to bring on-board. She, her team and the hiring managers all work closely and in unison to give you any and all opportunity to present your qualifications, and do so in such a relax, easy to talk and listen to environments. The role is clearly spelled out and at the end you're given ample opportunity to ask questions and follow-up via calls or email. The on-site interviews are completely and meticulously planned and all travel arrangements are detailed with all consideration taken into account with the applicant convenience and preference in mind. After the on-site interviews were completed I returned home and I received an offer a week later.

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    • 20-30 minutes mock presentation with any topic of your choosing, which is expected for any training role and the guidelines are provided in advance and you're given a week or two to prepare it and present it right after your on-site interviews.   Answer Question
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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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