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Applied Materials is a great company (all things considered)!

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

I worked at Applied Materials full-time (More than 8 years)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Get to work in the state-of-art, high technology area of semiconductors processing.
Well regarded and No.1 company in the industry.
Interesting, technically challenging work.
Great colleagues, employees, great diversity, representing culture, nationalities and universities.

Cons

Cyclical business leading to work-force reduction every 2-3 years.
Could be stressful or long hours, depending on the position.
Many cases hurry-hurry wait-wait situation.
To a small extent sometimes needless bureaucracy.

Advice to Management

Cut your spending (& save) during boom times, not during down times;
May be that will help keep the heads that sacrificed for the company business.

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    Great Place to Work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time

    Pros

    Applied Materials offers their employees benefits including improving your career path, reasonable salary and technological knowledge you would learn by executing your tasks.

    Cons

    You will need to spend quite amount of time before you can actually become professional worker to secure your job at Applied Materials.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Mike Splinter continues to hang on as CEO

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Experienced coworkers
    - Company resources
    - Customer focus

    Cons

    - Senior management lack of direction
    - Stock price
    - Living Quarter to Quarter
    - Outsourcing
    - Cutting medical benefits for employees
    - Continuous layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Good recent change with the new President, and finally a focus back on the Silicon Group, unfortunately a lot of business/marketshare has already been lost over the past number of years.

    Time for Mike Splinter to move on, and let Applied go back to being a growth company.

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