Applied Materials

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Applied Materials Reviews

Updated 12 December 2014
Updated 12 December 2014
606 Reviews
3.4
606 Reviews
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Pros
  • You can expect a good work-life balance from the company just like many other Silicon valley companies (in 26 reviews)

  • Good benefits, decent location, free water from the water fountain (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be a challenge, depending on the job function (in 38 reviews)

  • The only way to get a promotion is to fake working long hours (in 26 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good work life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Very smart and competitive people. I enjoyed working here

    Cons

    Pay structure can be better.
    Too much business processes to follow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I worked at applied materials, bangalore for 3 Years as a software engineeer.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance.
    Very smart and talented people.
    Good salary for a company of its stature.
    A good company to settle down.
    The annual salary hike is better than most companies in its range.

    Cons

    Not an ideal place for a CS grad to start his career, because the work there requires more of understanding the semiconductor manufacturing process, than your CS knowledge
    . On top of that even the CS work there is mostly maintenance as the core technical work is done in santa clara.
    But if you like the domain and are willing to sacrifice your CS dream, then the domain itself is interesting and has a lot of oppurtunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before recruiting new college grads for Software engineer position,make sure that they are really interested in the domain.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not good for freshers if you are hired for groups other than CSS.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good company benefits.
    Attractive salary for CSS group people.
    Flexible work style.
    Good culture.

    Cons

    If you are hired for AGS B300 group, then it will be worst in your career life.
    You should nod your head to whatever Manager says even though its stupid.
    No proper planning and firing you like a rocket one day before deadline.
    You won't feel that you are in a team.
    If you ask Manager for any help regarding the product, he himself don't know completely.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please give good training or atleast good documentation to understand the product thoroughly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Nice Place to Work.
    Good Work Culture
    People are cooperative
    Work life balance

    Cons

    You might get bored with the kind of work that is done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

    work life balance is good here

    Cons

    no technical growth after certain limit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time

    Pros

    Work Life balance and great culture

    Cons

    Cyclical Industry is very challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company all the way!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Security Engineer in Chennai
    Current Employee - Network Security Engineer in Chennai

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Salary, Nice Place to work and etc...

    Cons

    No Proper KT for learning technical things (there shouldn't be shadowing process)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check & take care of the Employee growth!!! Hike etc..

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Applied Materials Product

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chennai
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Applied has some of the best Semiconductor products

    Cons

    Employee reduction is happening almost every year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company not a better pay'er

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work flexibility,no much work pressure

    Cons

    Less pay when compare to Other in market for Software Engineers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Ok to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve equal participation or create an environment for equal opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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