Applied Materials
3.1 of 5 522 reviews
www.appliedmaterials.com Santa Clara, CA 5000+ Employees

Applied Materials Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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70% Approve of the CEO

Applied Materials CEO & President Gary Dickerson

Gary Dickerson

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51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Good work life balance (at least as of 2010 it existed)"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Great people, very good benefits, used to have good training programs"
    in 29 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work /life balance can be challenging during spike business periods"
    in 30 reviews
  • "The only way to get a promotion is to fake working long hours"
    in 25 reviews
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Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Chennai

I worked at Applied Materials full-time for more than 5 years

ProsApplied has some of the best Semiconductor products

ConsEmployee reduction is happening almost every year.

Advice to Senior ManagementNA

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Company not a better pay'er

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at Applied Materials full-time for less than a year

ProsGood work flexibility,no much work pressure

ConsLess pay when compare to Other in market for Software Engineers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Ok to work at

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Applied Materials

ProsWork life balance is good here. Salary is also ok here. Overall a good company if you want to settle down.

ConsLimited career growth. Limited salary growth. You won't get much opportunity to design any new software. Mostly its maintenance and support work.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvolve equal participation or create an environment for equal opportunities.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very nice work culture..

Technical Lead (Former Employee)
Bangalore

I worked at Applied Materials full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood HR policies..Intelligent bosses, nice office, travel policy, opportunities

Conssalary.. rewards are less. not many opportunities in India.

Advice to Senior Managementreward the positive , energetic people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent Company to work, the most secured place for Women

Software Engineer III (Current Employee)
Chennai

I have been working at Applied Materials full-time for more than 8 years

ProsMost transparent process and the most Ethical Company

ConsDoesn't set great career path for employees to grow. You will get outdated, if you stay long with the company

Advice to Senior ManagementConsider Employees career growth

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at Applied Materials full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood benefits for full time employees
Smart and intelligent co-workers
Advance technology

ConsNot much opportunities for career growth
Work life is not well balanced

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Leader in Semiconductor

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at Applied Materials full-time for more than 3 years

ProsTechnologically among top companies with innovation at the core.

ConsNot good for software engineers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not for learning new technologies but one can learn deep in what he is doing

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at Applied Materials full-time for more than 3 years

Pros1. Good Salary
2. Very Good company for Experienced people
3. Fully Work-Life Balance
4. Management is good but bit partiality which i think will be every where

Cons1. For freshers who work in this company will be getting less chances outside because in this company you are exposed to fewer technologies.
2. If this company recruit you as contractor just say no, because you will not be eligible for many things and less salary as well.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Technical Lead (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at Applied Materials full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood Work Environment
Freedom to do new things

ConsImmediate management not up to mark.
You need to establish in the beginning.

Advice to Senior ManagementGood transparent and clear management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not that great

Software Lead (Current Employee)
Bangalore

I have been working at Applied Materials full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood work life balance, employee engagement activites

ConsSoftware is only a very small division, not much scope for growth

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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