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Applied Medical Reviews

Updated Jun 10, 2019

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  1. 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!

    • "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
      • 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
      • Helpful (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 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
      • 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 a year

        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!

      • "Stay Away! Terrible Managers! Low Pay and lots of wasted effort"

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

        I worked at Applied Medical full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        -None really. I did not learn a single thing that I could not have learned with google. Your career will not advance here

        Cons

        -THEY DO NOT CARE ABOUT QUALITY. They say they do but they do not. Most jobs are done quickly but not well. This leads to lots of issues with yields, equipment failure, preventative maintenance, documentation, etc. -They have lots of documentation that is WRONG. The company knows this but hides it and will make team members sidestep protocols/rules/regulations to make updates -Your middle manager will actively sabotage...

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        Advice to Management

        go jump off a cliff

        Applied Medical2019-06-06
      • "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 8 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.

      • "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 3 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
      • "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 3 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
      • 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 3 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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