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Applied Medical Reviews

Updated Aug 19, 2019

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Applied Medical CEO Said S Hilal
Said S Hilal
213 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good co-workers, decent work environment(in 28 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 26 reviews)

  • "Upper Management is mostly focused on getting projects done fast and not with high quality(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Great company!"

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    Former Employee - Internet Engineer in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

    I worked at Applied Medical for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work ethics between employees.

    Cons

    None for me, it was good.

    Applied Medical2019-05-31
  2. "Good culture"

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    Current Employee - Engineer I 

    I have been working at Applied Medical full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Benefits not the best, pay could be better

    Applied Medical2019-08-19
  3. Helpful (3)

    "The Hilal Graduate School of Medical Device Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Applied Medical full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Relatively friendly to hiring new grads, so this is a good back-up option for your first job out of college. -The company is always expanding its capabilities and bringing on new processes, so if you'd like to 'step up' and take leadership where there is none, you can. -The poorly defined job roles allow you to wear many hats and perform multiple engineering functions, providing diverse experiences. -Friendly college...

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    Cons

    -Management loves to micromanage and pretend they're just a small company. A mom and pop medical supply shop with international distribution and a billion dollars in assets. -Management is bad at managing and embarks upon major multi-million dollar projects without a clear plan or realistic expectations. $15 million project with no defined project manager? That's fine, I'm sure things will just work themselves out eventually......

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    Advice to Management

    -Stop micromanaging. The group president probably has better things to do than approve/reject individual employees' requests for internet access. Also, employees shouldn't have to wait 6mo-1yr for internet approval either. It's 2019. -Start investing more money in employee retention. Hiring only new grads with a high turnover rate was fine for a stretch of early growth, but that model causes serious brain drain. The...

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    Applied Medical2019-08-10
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great team culture, low pay"

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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineering Intern in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Applied Medical full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Young and vibrant team culture. Supportive atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lower pay. Sometimes management can be a little pushy.

    Applied Medical2019-07-20
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Possibilities"

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    Current Employee - WAREHOUSE TEAM LEAD 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Medical full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very efficient and organized work environment

    Cons

    I don't have a complaint yet.

    Advice to Management

    Not at the moment

    Applied Medical2019-07-08

    Applied Medical Response

    July 18, 2019Team Member Relations

    We're happy to have you as a member of the team! Thank you for everything you do to serve the needs of our customers and improve patient care.

  6. "Old School"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Medical for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice team members, bright company future, decent intern program

    Cons

    No internet for interns? Couldn’t even google basic knowledge like a dictionary/thesaurus

    Applied Medical2019-07-02
  7. Helpful (1)

    "They alright"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly 

    I have been working at Applied Medical full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Young co-workers, Cool projects, relaxed work environment

    Cons

    Management nepotism, low pay, inexperienced engineers

    Applied Medical2019-06-10

    Applied Medical Response

    July 18, 2019Team Member Relations

    We’re proud of our intern program and are glad to hear you’re enjoying your projects. Enjoy your summer.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "If you have any ambition, DO NOT WORK HERE"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Medical full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They have a 24/7 gym and really nice facilities

    Cons

    Management has no management skills, much less leadership skills. They tell you to do what they tell you to do because that's why they pay you. If you are happy to just do whatever they tell you to do without any goals of your own, then this is the place for you!

    Advice to Management

    The company will continue to have high turnover if you do not have the right leadership and good managers to retain team members

    Applied Medical2019-06-24

    Applied Medical Response

    July 18, 2019Team Member Relations

    I’m sorry to read about your frustrations. I’d like to talk with you and potentially engage with your team to try and improve your situation. Please reach out to me directly so we can discuss. Respectfully, Gary Fischer, Vice President, Team Member Relations.

  9. Helpful (3)

    "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 less 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
  10. Helpful (6)

    "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 a year

    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
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