Applied Materials

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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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    Was once a great company

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, very good benefits, used to have good training programs.

    Cons

    The culture of the 90's and early 00's is long gone. Solar was a total waste of time, talent, and capital.

    The stock hasn't budged in 10 years, stock buy back - fail, dividend - fail, cash from $8B to $2B. What a train wreck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mike needs to go. The company needs to focus on the core business again, just like what Jim did back in the day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves 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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