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Challenging work, excellent compensation

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Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Gloucester, MA (US)
Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Gloucester, MA (US)

I have been working at Applied Materials (more than an year)

Pros

Excellent compensation & benefits, challenging work environment. Management does a good job of avoiding layoffs during down time

Cons

Economic ups & downs of the silicon industry. Work environment can be very demanding. Lots of travel for customer facing positions.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    We are a big bully company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalispell, MT (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalispell, MT (US)

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

    Pros

    lots of online training available(most for a fee). OK benefits if you can afford to purchase. Management has an open door policy that allows for greater lip service or derisiveness. Whichever they feel is necessary at the time to control you and make you fear them.

    Cons

    Applied Materials no longer has a compact with their employees and their only focus is on shareholder value and continued efforts to reduce costs no matter what. Mostly at the expense of employee quality of life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    practice what you preach. ETHICS, EVERYONE, EVERYDAY. Read the definition of the word ethics and attempt to actually understand what it means.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    A great place to work if you are willing to go with the flow and not think outside the box

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Materials

    Pros

    Money is decent even if performance is mediocre; good networking opportunities; very involved in community service

    Cons

    getting mindshare for creative ideas that are not part of the "Applied way" is extremely difficult, and impossible if customers are not one of the top 3-5 in the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more aggressive in going after multiple levels of business/customers; don't let bureaucratic processes prevent good business from coming in

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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