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Applied Medical Reviews

Updated Sep 16, 2019

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Applied Medical CEO Said S Hilal
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196 Ratings
  1. "Alright"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager Associate 

    I have been working at Applied Medical full-time

    Pros

    good company culture and team

    Cons

    being privately held restricts growth

    Advice to Management

    Management could do a better job on coloboration with team and displaying goals in a more understandable way.

    Applied Medical2019-09-16
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Looked Down Upon"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Medical full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The atmosphere and the relationship with other team members are great

    Cons

    If you are under certain departments, no matter how much you contribute or shine, you have a high chance of getting looked down on.

    Advice to Management

    Treat each individual as an individual and give them their appraisals based on their performance and contributions, not based on what department they work in.

    Applied Medical2019-09-13
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Mixed Bag"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Medical full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of interesting projects. Managers don't micromanage. Positive and friendly co-workers. A lot of good people. Company provides many fun activities, movie nights, pancake breakfasts, bbq's, raffles, etc. Nice campus. Lunch discounts with local restaurants. Nice city to work in. Opportunity to advance.

    Cons

    Many managers aren't experienced in the areas of the people they manage. People seem to get promoted or hired based on favoritism, being related, or friends with current employee or manager. A lot of young people right out of college. A good place to get started and move on. Doesn't seem like a good long term career. Seems like managers have been hiring just to hire and are not as scrutinizing of candidates as... they should be. People get hired in senior roles that are clearly not senior in experience or skill level. Pay is lower than industry standard. Seems like people are rewarded based on how well the boss likes them rather than how hard they work. Seeing slackers moving up the ladder is very discouraging.

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    Advice to Management

    Spend the money to hire some experienced and skilled experts to run the departments. If you aren't knowledgeable in the areas that you oversee. Bring in some experts to help you find the right people to run departments that are falling apart under your watch. Stop hiring friends and family. Make good business decisions and not personal decisions.

    Applied Medical2019-09-07
  4. "Fantastic Company"

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    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Medical full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work environment, management, team members, room for advancement, fantastic work life balance, always getting feedback from the team members and making improvements.

    Cons

    There are some territories and districts with poor management

    Applied Medical2019-08-26
  5. "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
  6. Helpful (10)

    "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 campus vibe among engineers. The average engineer is in their mid-20s. (I'm genuinely surprised when I come across anyone older than 30.) You can grab a beer and talk smack about the company with most of your coworkers. -CEO seems like a nice guy.

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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... -Management at the highest level are all related somehow. Being family-owned has its pros and cons, but just remember that a penny saved is a penny earned (of inheritance) when the president rejects your purchase requests and tell you to check eBay for critical equipment (on multiple occasions). -Very low pay and un-competitive benefits package. They will match a whole 1% of your salary for your 401k, so you're essentially on your own for retirement savings. Combine that with salaries that are routinely ~$20k below local market rate for the same role/area and you have a situation where it is actively against your own best interest to stay longer than two years. Good resume building experience but a terrible place to stay for a long term career, and everyone there knows it. I have had co-workers I hardly know encourage me to apply to better companies on multiple occasions.

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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 only people that ever stick around have either grown comfortable and apathetic to their situation, or are a part of 'the family.'

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

    "Years of joy"

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    Office Job in Amersfoort
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Applied Medical

    Pros

    One can learn a lot about (their) medical appliances

    Cons

    Where to begin? Unorganized, incompetent and to my view internationally totally inexperienced hierarchical & in-house breed management that watches nothing else but their own and each others backs. Unable to take feedback, yet turning head on against you (personally!) instead of the much advertised open ear and open door policy. Their decision making is driven by reactive "thinking" and planning instead of... following the vision that they force you to learn word by word. If you want to be a puppet that is restraint in old school call center labor rules, take whatever they define is your job tasks despite being told different a day before plus happy to be forced to eat whatever leftovers are available in their o-so-wonderful canteen once you get to take lunch at 2pm, this is still NOT the place you want to end your ambitions at!!!

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    Advice to Management

    US management should shake the ranks at their EU headquarters. It can't be that managers sit in the office wearing headsets listening to music not to be bothered by staff, ignoring feedback (good or bad) and sacrificing customer service by the most wrong solutions like internal calls ultimately blocking customer lines, bad language skills based on understaffing (based on inability to hire anybody to want to work... there) and much more I rather not dare telling

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    Applied Medical2019-08-06
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Low quality cheap devices"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    structured interview process with amateurs.

    Cons

    High staff turn over. You find out from current employees that they are reluctant to expose new recruits about company culture. After few days you find out even new recruits are leaving. As a company trying to build a solid team in the UK for last 7 years. If you check ex employee profiles they have not lasted for more than 1 year. Unless your best friends with mgt don’t expect climbing the ladder. Check previous... reviews on glassdoor.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring bum lickers who are not capable of managing. Has a vision to try and build up a business.

    Applied Medical2019-08-03
  9. 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
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    "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.

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