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Appareo Systems Reviews

Updated 15 Oct 2019

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3.7
72%
Recommend to a Friend
87%
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Appareo Systems CEO Barry Batcheller (no image)
Barry Batcheller
10 Ratings
  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Appareo Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Quality leadership and a really good vision

    Cons

    A lot of growing pains requires a lot of patience to do your job.

    Appareo Systems2019-10-16
  2. "Kind of a roller-coaster ride"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Fargo, ND
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Appareo Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Lots of good people -Challenging projects -Opportunities for meaningful creative contributions

    Cons

    -Pay is definitely on the low side for a high-tech company -"Core values" bend pretty easily when senior management needs them to -Fargo is a difficult place to live for a single person who isn't from the area

    Advice to Management

    Beware a company (customer, competitor, or unrelated) that figures out the opportunity to poach talent. Lots of Appareo engineers could see >50% pay bumps moving on to new positions elsewhere.

    Appareo Systems2018-11-15
  3. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Appareo Systems full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, fun things to work on and lots of free beer.

    Cons

    Long hours, pay is not competitive, benefits are below average, no bonuses, and management can make your life a living hell.

    Advice to Management

    Throw some crumbs of wealth to your employees, treat people with respect, dont assume employees will continue to stay if you yell at them.

    Appareo Systems2018-10-20
  4. "Great place for Fargo ND"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Services in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Appareo Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Culture is great. Variety of cool things to work on since Appareo's products are as diverse as there portfolio. Depending on your position, they allow you freedom to create unique solutions. Their health benefits are really good and they don't hesitate to remind everybody once in a while. Leadership is transparent and available; however it's slowly changing due to growth and the pains of managing that change.

    Cons

    For Fargo the compensation is ok; anywhere else it's low. It seems their main hiring strategy is get a bunch of low paid interns and hire them full-time. Not a bad strategy to ensure the company gets the best people. After hiring interns full time, too often the company doesn't adjust the pay adequately, and if the do its because you happen to be a rock star. Lately, the company meetings feel more like a... production and propaganda-like and less authentic.

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    Advice to Management

    To get to that next step, it will be challenging to keep that small company feel which helps compensates for the lower wages.

    Appareo Systems2018-05-27
  5. "Good starting job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Appareo Systems full-time

    Pros

    Lots of energy and positive reinforcement

    Cons

    Low pay and mediocre benefits

    Advice to Management

    Keep people engaged and inspired.

    Appareo Systems2018-05-25
  6. "A lot of opportunity to learn/advance, sacrifice in pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Appareo Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to learn and advance. A lot of very smart people working there which makes for a good working environment.

    Cons

    Pay is below average and benefits are average at best.

    Appareo Systems2018-04-12
  7. "Facility engineer"

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    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Appareo Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best led company in the world

    Cons

    None to think of right now

    Appareo Systems2018-04-06
  8. "it was fine"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Appareo Systems part-time

    Pros

    it was an internship and it was fine

    Cons

    the pay could be better

    Appareo Systems2018-03-05
  9. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Appareo Systems full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people and a laid-back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Relatively young company that is experiencing growth and the challenges that come along due to that growth.

    Appareo Systems2018-01-28
  10. "Amazing people, bright future, always trying to figure out how to do things better."

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Appareo Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The #1 reason I was sad to leave was the people; they are all - almost without exception - fantastic people and co-workers. The leadership also really has their heads screwed on straight and continues to lead the business in positive directions. They also pay close attention to the employees and how things are going and are not afraid to make changes or try something new.

    Cons

    During my time at Appareo, they were still transitioning from being a small company to a larger company. There were growing pains, and it never quite felt like they entirely had it figured out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on caring about your people and don't lose that scrappy, go-get-'em attitude!

    Appareo Systems2017-09-06
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