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Updated January 19, 2018
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Pros
  • Work life balance is maintained through being able to work from home when I (in 22 reviews)

  • Company is growing, leads the industry, nice innovation, excellent people and culture (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Really low pay) Customer Support has the lowest pay in the company for some reason (in 25 reviews)

  • Pay is very low, switching to an entry level job at a different company had a (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation and obtainable goals. Good leadership and learning avenues

    Cons

    firm believers in the 3 hilarious jokes of sales - quotas get higher, territories get smaller, and comp plans change


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Associate Recruiter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in University Park, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in University Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting job that has room to grow. The company loves working with entry level applicants and letting them truly shine and grow within the company! If you have a solid personality and desire to work hard, you will succeed with Applied. Great team environment that is always working hard to help the employees grow. Benefits are great. Many different options for you to choose from. The company also offers various work from home opportunities, good paid time off initiatives, and fun events onsite!

    Cons

    None at this time! Keep up the great work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. The management that I have worked with has been very kind and fun to work with, therefore resulting in happy employees.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Growing Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in University Park, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in University Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Culture of caring about Customers and Employees
    Great Core Values
    Great location (no traveling into Chicago)
    Great employees
    Great leadership
    A CEO who is sincere, honest and reasonable.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing your best to innovate and to attract and keep good employees!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Love my job!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have learned a lot about how our products are designed to work. Have input into further development of our products. Travel to all areas of the US and some areas in Canada. Hope to travel to UK at some point as well.

    Cons

    Product(s) development is so fast it's sometimes hard to keep up and know all areas of the system. Since we train it, we have to know it. With current work schedules, it's difficult to maintain knowledge levels.

    Advice to Management

    I appreciate being given insight into the business in our town hall meetings. Keep moving forward with transparency.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "No need to beware corporate culture here..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Instructor in University Park, IL
    Current Employee - Product Instructor in University Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Independent working environment which allows for self study and self management. All tools and materials provided for success of employee and employer. Accomplishments are recognized company-wide. Supportive and inclusive management.

    Cons

    Travel can be a burden, it's part of the position.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "24 years and counting!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in University Park, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in University Park, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Growing company - I have seen nothing but great changes and growth since I started and it is still continuing! Went from a USA only to now an international company - amazing!

    Cons

    We are busy! That is a good thing though - it means job security - but prepared to work hard but reap the benefits.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Product Instructor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Applied Systems full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, challenge, working with users.

    Cons

    Extremely poor management, disregard for employee input. CEO not aware of what's going on within this department.

    Advice to Management

    Value the input you receive from your employees!! It could make the company so much better.

  8. "Awesome place to work!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Applied Systems is an awesome place to work! Great people who have passion for their responsibilities !

    Cons

    If you are not committed to your job and enjoy working you should probably not seek employee at this company.


  9. Helpful (10)

    "Comfortable Yet Dead End Job"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Analyst in University Park, IL
    Former Employee - Design Analyst in University Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Applied Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Benefits are good
    -Not a stressful job for the most part
    -Employees are easy to get along with, aside from a few exceptions
    -Members of the development teams can work remotely one day of the week

    Cons

    -Pay is very low, switching to an entry level job at a different company had a ~20% higher salary then my 5 years of working at Applied. Raises are very low and sometimes you'll get a small bonus but it's rare
    -No meaningful career advancement. No incentive to work hard. You may be able to move laterally to other departments though
    -Company will always boast about impressive sales numbers and growth, yet the people who are actually putting the time in to make the products don't reap any of the rewards
    -The companies usage of Agile development methodology is bizarre. The scrum masters act as though they are the bosses of the team's, even though they are not and should not be. No other company I know of that uses Agile has this issue. I think the biggest reason for this was that many managers/supervisors were made to be scrum masters that had no skills other then micromanaging. This caused lots of issues in many scrum teams

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to get more hands on and spend time to look at the inner workings of their development teams. There is so much needless middle management that adds no value. Remove some of this, find some more great developers by laying a decent salary instead of looking for people who are unmotivated and complacent.

    Getting career advancement opportunities for Designers and QA would be a great help to motivating them.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Was not satisfied"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Relatively easy job, not super demanding.

    Cons

    Did not feel welcomed, would not work again.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees.


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