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Applied Medical CEO Said S Hilal
Said S Hilal
193 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good co-workers, decent work environment(in 27 reviews)

  • "Applied Medical is a great place to start your career and learn about medical devices and manufacturing(in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay and constantly shuffling employees around to different rolls leads to instability and lack of in-depth knowledge(in 25 reviews)

  • "Upper Management is mostly focused on getting projects done fast and not with high quality(in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience with ability to grow and become a well rounded engineer"

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    Former Employee - Product Development Intern in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Applied Medical part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Applied Medical is a great place to work because just about all of the people who work there are willing to help with whatever you need. They are big on developing your professional self rather than developing a certain product or process. There are a lot of young people within the company who really enjoy their work. It is a fast paced and collaborative workplace.

    Cons

    None to be concerned of.

    Applied Medical2019-05-03
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer 
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Medical full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    There is a lot to learn and the team environment is great.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits could be better.

    Applied Medical2019-05-04

    Applied Medical Response

    May 13, 2019Team Member Relations

    Thanks so much for leaving a review! Glad to hear you’re enjoying your team!

  3. "Good First Job"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Applied Medical full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    -A good place for recent graduates to get experience. There are a lot of resources at the company to get your feet wet in the industry. -Great health insurance with low employee cost. -Great work culture. It's a good mix of work and play. My team goes out for lunch every Friday, and will occasionally plan weekend trips and events. -Good work/life balance. Hours are typically 8-5 and no one expects you to stay after...

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    Cons

    -Inexperienced middle management. Most are young and started their first jobs with this company. Middle management is not held accountable for any decisions made. When things go awry, the finger pointing typically lands at the individual engineers that wrote the protocols and reports, regardless of if they contributed to any decision making. Be prepared to defend yourself, even if management approved your documents. ...

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    Advice to Management

    There needs to be less of a "get it done" attitude. A lot of the issues I experienced could be prevented if engineering teams were given more time to develop their products/processes before release. Teams could really benefit from a knowledgeable and experienced engineer to lead, but the low compensation at this company drives most experience away. Good engineers are out there, but the company must be willing to offer...

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    Applied Medical2019-05-21
  4. "Hands on"

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    Current Employee - Director in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Medical full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Vertically integrated company let's you take on a lot of different projects.

    Cons

    Like any medical device company, there is a high expectation on documentation.

    Applied Medical2019-04-21

    Applied Medical Response

    May 13, 2019Team Member Relations

    Sounds like you appreciate the diverse project opportunities as much as we appreciate our team members! Thanks for your review.

  5. "Great stepping stone company depending on the team"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Applied Medical full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Vertically Integrated so you can learn everything from component to product manufacturing, full ownership of projects, engineers are young so it's easy to make friends at work, exposure with every single department, causal dress code, good work life balance (if you're not a manager), and RSM is a really nice area to work in.

    Cons

    Low pay, terrible 401K, and middle management doesn't have a lot of support so you can either get a great manager or a manager who was forced to take on a team .

    Advice to Management

    Applied Medical is a great company to work for as a new grad since you work on every single aspect of a project and you can gain exposure into the medical device industry. However, the pay is low (engineer I start off around 60-65k) compared to industry standards and the 401k is a joke (50% match up to 2% of your salary). There's no training for managers so some focus on career development and others are barely around....

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    Applied Medical2019-04-18
  6. "Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Product Specialist in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Applied Medical full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    if you like selling cheap me too products this is the place

    Cons

    me too company with poor management. Dont pay what they say the plan is. cant keep to a plan always changing mid stream, knee jerk reactions.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better people and pay them what you say you will

    Applied Medical2019-04-22
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible place to work"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Medical full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Start your career here if you cannot find job anywhere else. 8-5 job with little responsibility.

    Cons

    The mid level management has no clue on what is being designed as there is lack of communication between software and Electrical teams. The management spend hours in useless meetings and blaming other groups. The CEO seems to be smart but again has no idea about the money being wasted in unwanted projects. The firing rate is high and innocent people are sacrificed to keep the mid management people employed and protected.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct more surveys and explain to new team members about open door policy in person.

    Applied Medical2019-04-08

    Applied Medical Response

    May 13, 2019Team Member Relations

    As you should be aware (and are hopefully participating in), we implemented quarterly team member surveys last year. We also introduced a day-long new team member welcome workshop (Applied Foundations) a couple of years ago, during which the open door policy is certainly covered. ...

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  8. "Great learning experience"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer II in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Medical full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Applied Medical is a great place to start your career and learn about medical devices and manufacturing. The employees are very friendly and helpful. There isn't pressure to take work home with you. Dress code is casual.

    Cons

    Depends on department but most are strict on working hours from 8 am- 5 pm (no early/ late start). Salary is low compared to other companies. Firing rate is fairly high.

    Applied Medical2019-02-17

    Applied Medical Response

    March 19, 2019

    Thank you for the review and for sharing your thoughts. Our high level of multi-team collaboration and vertical integration can require some departments to maintain consistent work schedules for maximum efficiency. If you have ideas on potential alternatives, please share them in ...

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  9. Helpful (6)

    "Fine products, bad culture"

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

    I worked at Applied Medical full-time

    Pros

    Easy to get lots of exposure to multiple facets of the medical device industry.

    Cons

    It’s a stepping stone company. Low pay and constantly shuffling employees around to different rolls leads to instability and lack of in-depth knowledge. You have to drink the kool-aid..... It’s really no different than any other medical device company when you strip it down.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t change the teams every several months, build teams for the long haul.

    Applied Medical2019-02-01
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Growing and improving"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Applied Medical full-time

      Pros

      As a long-time team member who regularly interviews/hires job candidates, I am aware of the occasional bad review here on Glassdoor. What I appreciate most about Applied is our constant growth and improvement. For example, the company recently conducted a team member survey that asked a ton of questions, and new benefits/programs are already being offered as a direct result! It's not easy growing from a small company...

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      Cons

      While I haven't experienced it, I have heard that not all team members feel they can be completely open/honest with their team leaders. That's not unusual in large companies, but I would (and do) encourage anyone to go talk with TM Relations ... not to just complain but to get some really good advice on how to handle the situation and/or assistance in facilitating a better communication within your team. They're really...

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      Advice to Management

      Just keep asking, listening and improving.

      Applied Medical2019-01-08

      Applied Medical Response

      February 26, 2019Team Member Relations

      Thanks so much for adding your perspective here. Definitely keep sharing, whether it be through our surveys or any other means of communication, and we promise to keep listening!

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