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  1. "Company Review"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Applied Strategies for more than a year

      Pros

      -Fast-paced, but collaborative working environment -Leaders care about their employees -Interesting projects with global clients

      Cons

      -With so much work, there's rarely a slow moment

      Applied Strategies2015-06-25
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      "Burn-out from hard work and little reward"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Applied Strategies

      Pros

      Talented peers who were great to work with Interesting work Company is reasonably transparent Company seems to be growing.

      Cons

      Management/ leadership is poor to even hostile No work life balance; a lot of uncompensated overtime. Competitive environment vs. collaborative. Not the staff's fault, as this is driven by leadership Little opportunity to demonstrate your own leadership and expertise on a project you are "leading." This is because leadership will not allow anyone else to make decisions in any capacity.

      Advice to Management

      Remove executives from project management and give your consultants some breathing room. Provide training for new consultants so they have the tools they need. Give your employees real reward for their overtime - watch and limit their overtime to improve work-life balance.

      Applied Strategies2016-09-01
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      "Unhealthy work environment"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Applied Strategies full-time

      Pros

      Not too many pluses. Benefits were okay.

      Cons

      Agree with recent posts. Bad place to work. Poor leadership and spurs unhealthy competition. Long hours and management are critical, but not constructively critical. Look elsewhere.

      Applied Strategies2016-02-16
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      "Very Hostile, Bizarre Place to Work"

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

      I worked at Applied Strategies full-time

      Pros

      Easy commute- it is next to the 101 freeway. We get gifts (in place of $ mind you). Some nearby food places and taco trucks.

      Cons

      Very hostile environment from those in power. They demonstrate extreme favoritism and have major control issues at every turn. There seems to always be an incessant need to make demonstrations of power and mess with peoples' heads. They ask you to do a lot of work outside of your job description and the consultants who innocently are trying to gain experience are bullwhipped at every turn.

      Advice to Management

      Fire yourselves. Get an outside company to handle the management and dealing with people, because you seem to let your emotions and self interest get in the way of producing a nice to semi decent work environment.

      Applied Strategies2015-10-12
    • Helpful (2)

      "Interesting work, but other things to consider"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Applied Strategies full-time

      Pros

      Interesting and meaningful global health projects are a plus.

      Cons

      Long hours, competitive environment and poorly managed.

      Applied Strategies2013-05-26
    • "It was a great experience"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Applied Strategies

        Pros

        Cool people, awesome projects with potential impact

        Cons

        Dependence on small number of clients

        Applied Strategies2013-03-03
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