Applied Materials Reviews

Updated 25 April 2015
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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. Applied

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice Environment, hospitality, mutual trust

    Cons

    Can't be disclosed open in pulic

    Advice to Management

    should be good to have some third party to ask for feedback

  2. Software Engineer

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    • 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 (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is good ...
    Flexible timing

    Cons

    You shall not join this company if you are a software engineer.
    It one of the best for Mechanical or Electirca Engineer
    Even if you want to join, then opt for CSS department as chances
    for onsite in more in that department

    In PDC, product are already developed. You will be adding
    few lines of codes here and there which you also will not
    know what it is meant for as most of the stuffs are related to
    hardware

    Technology wise you will get exposure to learn only Core Java
    and that also they have their own internal framework

    Lots of politics are involved within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employee correctly

  3. Pro employee hi-tech company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good perks and benefits, and good flexibility for work life balance.

    Cons

    will not be provided much scope outside the defined role.
    no clear career path

    Advice to Management

    need to have clear career path employees

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  5. Good for learning many things

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, Visibility, good env to settle down

    Cons

    No onsite opportunity, hike percentage sliced down

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

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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)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  7. Helpful (1)

    Good work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

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

    • 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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  9. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep up the good work.

  10. 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

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

    Pros

    work life balance is good here

    Cons

    no technical growth after certain limit

  11. 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work Life balance and great culture

    Cons

    Cyclical Industry is very challenging

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