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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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company gone bad. New directions needed

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    Current Employee - Global Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Global Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good people working there and good people working in the past. Many have moved to our competition.

    Cons

    Poor management. Lost direction of our core focus as a company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Outsourcing our talent/creativity for the sake of a quick buck kills out ability to innovate in the future and release truly world-class products. Mike needs to move on. He has been a failure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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