Contract Drivin Employment
Application Developer (Current Employee) – Fargo, ND – August 30, 2019
A very small subset of the greater culture would succeed here. Applied functions mostly as a staffing agency. They will interview you a few weeks before a contract is set to start, you work till the contract is up, then they "have a slow down" and let you go. Except for a few people at Applied, most people work on-site at the company paying the contract with limited to no options for working from home or otherwise. This makes the work volatile and stressful as you rarely interact with other Applied employees.
Applied itself is living in the stone age. Employees fill out paper time sheets and only get paper pay-stubs mailed to their home address. Employees are paid 2-weeks in the rear and benefits are delayed heavily. In fact your biggest paycheck will come (in paper of course) when you leave the company as they fill in back-pay and benefits accrued.
If you are lucky some fun contracts and work, You will also learn new skill pretty quickly
Benefits are expensive especially for anyone with families, Timesheets are more important than the work.