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Applus+ Reviews

Updated July 14, 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. "Great People!"

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    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. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits. PTO, Medical, Dental, and Vision. 401K with company match.

    Cons

    Working in the cold during winter months and the heat in the summer.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate all employees and give raises. No raises even though you have performance reviews done on you.

  3. "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.


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Company that does not care about their employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good district manager before being let go. Really cared about her team. Good benefits

    Cons

    Terrible company. CEO and upper management does not care about their people. There are some really lazy managers that just don't care yet they were not laid off. This company is going to sink fast. Terrible pay. No pay increases. That is why they cannot keep employees. Working in the cold. Next time you go to a station, look at how dirty it is. Like I said, nobody cares!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep your good employees. You let go many good employees with stations being closed. Pay your employees a competitive wage.


  6. "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.


  7. "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

  8. "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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Decent job"

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    Current Employee - Auditor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Auditor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applus+ full-time

    Pros

    Government contract work, so get over 10 paid holidays a year, in addition to almost 3 weeks paid vacation. Decent benefits packages, but you have to pay for most of them, other than disability.

    Cons

    Lots of driving. You have to be okay with driving 40-100 miles a day if you work as an auditor. And sometimes there's pressure to meet quotas. Sometimes understaffed so you're trying to do more than you should, and have to skip lunch (or eat while working). Tempers can flare sometimes at the office due to stressed workers, but usually only in the office 2 hours a day or less. Do not work here if you can't handle a little stress. Sick days eat into your vacation time.

    Advice to Management

    Give more raises, at least to keep up with inflation. You'd have less workers quit for feeling undervalued and without career options.


  10. "Jobs is easy company dosent care about eployees"

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    Current Employee - Lane Inspector in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Lane Inspector in Naperville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job keeps you busy steady hours. Always have a good time with coworkers,very flexible hours,PTO and benefits,paid holidays.

    Cons

    Company takes away uniforms in the middle of winter only to give you a t shirt. You also have to work out side with only one or to breaks no matter the weather.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like people


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