Applied Materials
3.2 of 5 528 reviews
www.appliedmaterials.com Santa Clara, CA 5000+ Employees

528 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort all reviews by: Date Rating
in
  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

1 person found this helpful  

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

Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at Applied Materials full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGet 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.

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Environment where innovative & results-oriented employees thrive

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

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


Pros: + Over 10,000 patents; industry leader. + brilliant colleagues; very global + strong innovation & customer-focused culture + great use of technology in all aspects of the… Cons: - Demanding environment - must be prepared to work hard; long hours - shutdowns… Advice to Senior Management: Shutdowns should not be used to meet financial targets. Must… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

 

Used to be a great company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Applied Materials


Pros: Good compensation and work-life balance Cons: Lack of focus/strategy by upper management Calture of silos and politics… More

There are newer reviews on Applied Materials.

Worked for Applied Materials? Contribute to the Community!

Applied Materials – Why Work for Us?

Applied Materials has over 13,000 employees in more than 90 locations and 20 countries. Our machines are in virtually every semiconductor, display and solar PV factory in the world. Every day, we help these… Full Overview

Provided by employer [?]

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Applied Materials reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Applied Materials CEO Gary Dickerson. All reviews posted anonymously by Applied Materials employees.