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Applus+ Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Applus+ CEO Fernando Basabe
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  • low salary raise and no appraisal system (in 8 reviews)

  • Lack of communication throughout the coorporation (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great People!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applus+ (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People and team collaborative efforts are what keep employees here. We are a thriving organization that has been through a lot of change, some good some not. However, change brings opportunities. If you can navigate through chaos and build relationships you are empowered to truly be a contributor to the Organization.

    Cons

    Inconsistent decisions and accountability result in poor performing offices. Strong employees are overworked.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate employees more to improve employee engagement and tenure.
    Educate Operations more on effective management and market analysis. Encourage them to work with other departments not against them. Even where there are differences, interdepartmental collaboration yields greater success.


  2. "Skip this place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Tech in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Tech in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Applus+ full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    the end is in sight

    Cons

    management does nothing that doesnt concern them. everyone over a tech just rides out their job week to week never looking to better anything.
    stuck at same starting wage. won't give certs and customer satisfaction does not matter.
    50% pay for unbillable time

    Advice to Management

    Pull your heads out and invest in techs. Good ones are always quitting for somewhere else.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Look the Other Way and Run Fast"

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

    I worked at Applus+ full-time

    Pros

    Paid Holidays with Floating Holidays. Some decent coworkers with positive attitudes. Benefits are decent if you are single. This is a great place to start your career, but don't stick around too long.

    Cons

    Poor employee morale in Corporate office. If you like to hear managers refer to their staff as deadbeats, then is the place for you. Everyone is a suspect . Underpaid, no raises because there is never any money, but the workload increases and the cost benefits. If you build relations with upper management then you are golden. The motto is " you should be thankful to have a job here." There is no room for new ideas. As long as you agree with management and don't challenge with new ideas then you will be ok. There is absolutely zero communication of any kind of company events or current happenings for employees. Zero opportunities for professional growth, they want you to come in with top notch skills but too cheap to develop their employees. No work and personal life balance.

    Advice to Management

    CEO needs to pay attention to the staff's morale. Employees are frustrated - show some appreciation to your current staff. Communicate news let your regular staff know what is going on. This will motivate them to work harder with pride. Acknowledge accomplishments, not just all the mistakes. Train your managers to be managers.


  4. "Look somwhere else!"

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    Former Employee - NDE Tech
    Former Employee - NDE Tech
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Applus+ full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big company with lots of opportunity for advancement.
    Worked with some great people.

    Cons

    Once you're hired they can reduce your pay by 50% and change or even take away the 401K program. Get everything in writing with details before accepting a job.
    Low morale!!

    Advice to Management

    Work as one company with some real leadership instead of each office with their own agenda. More training is needed because most technicians want it and need it. Pay more and you will get better experience workers. Make the work place one to be proud of, didn't meet anyone who talked highly about working here.


  5. "Lane Inspector"

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    Current Employee - Lane Inspector in Addison, IL
    Current Employee - Lane Inspector in Addison, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Applus+ part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy job. Enjoyed the management team. Very flexible and accommodating.

    Cons

    Expect alot from employees for minimum wage salary. You have to deal with difficult customers on a daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to appreciate your employees. They are what makes the company run smoothly. Reward through monetary and milestone rewards.


  6. "It is what you make of it"

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    Current Employee - Ndt Technician in Manchester, CT
    Current Employee - Ndt Technician in Manchester, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Applus+ full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large company with almost infinite assets, the opportunity to grow is there as long as you can maintain a positive attitude. Being flexible to travel or willing to do undesirable jobs will go a long way and help you move up quickly.

    Cons

    Middle management micro manages things they have little to no understanding of. This causes frustration / miscommunication down the entire pecking order.

    Advice to Management

    Get more people in management positions that have actually been in the field with proven track records of success.


  7. "Just Hired"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Applus+ full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Streamlined easy application process. Very easy, and straight to the point.

    Cons

    Communication hasn't been as strong with the updates of the next employment steps.

  8. "Don't do it"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Applus+ full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My manager, paid holidays

    Cons

    Low pay, no raises, incompetent upper management

    Advice to Management

    Give raises to your good employees


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Downward spiral"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Applus+ full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Despite the incredibly poor senior management there are many dedicated and skilled employees

    Cons

    Employees are being driven away by worsening decisions where their corporate schemers are constantly looking to boost there numbers

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing you competition loves it.


  10. "Cad/Field Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Applus+ full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Price of oil controls your life.....

    Advice to Management

    None


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