Applied Card is one of those places where stress can definitely affect you. Because of the line of business the company is in, you could be asked to sit in the call center to make collection calls. This is a task that, at the time of my employment there, we were required to do for two hours a day, as well as an additional 8 "weekend hours".
However, there are great people working there, doing fantastic work. Some of the best work I have ever done, was at Applied Card, under the pressure to deliver solutions that work fast and reliably at minimum cost.
The ability to innovate due to the lack of resources provided.