Applied Materials

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Environment where innovative & results-oriented employees thrive

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

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 company including the supporting functions
+ base and total comp are good
+ over the past 2 years there has been increased focus on leadership values and management development

Cons

- Demanding environment
- must be prepared to work hard; long hours
- shutdowns are used to meet financial targets and employees are not always given adequate notice

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Shutdowns should not be used to meet financial targets. Must plan/forecast better to allow employees time to plan vacations as well.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Applied Materials

  1.  

    Used to be a great company

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good compensation and work-life balance

    Cons

    Lack of focus/strategy by upper management
    Calture of silos and politics instead of results and improvement

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    great products, work like crazy

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    Pros

    Applied makes great products, market dominate player. standards benefits.

    Cons

    I saw my coworker dies! It is true! heart attack!
    stressful, hard work, 2nd shift, night shift, tool time is expensive; human time is cheap.
    Semiconductor industry is shifting to Asia, low pay, it is a river of no return. Do you want to compete with low pay competitors? Do you want to work with dangerous chemicals? Applied is the place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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