Applied Materials
3.1 of 5 523 reviews
www.appliedmaterials.com Santa Clara, CA 5000+ Employees

Applied Materials Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.1 523 reviews

                             

71% Approve of the CEO

Applied Materials CEO & President Gary Dickerson

Gary Dickerson

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51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Acquired by Applied

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Applied Materials

ProsCompensation Values Market Leader New Exec Mgmt

ConsBureaucratic Political and too many double and triple checkers and manual reporting

Advice to Senior ManagementMerging with TEL is too much to absorb at this time

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Brilliant people everywhere - but politics rule

Analyst (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Applied Materials full-time for more than a year

ProsThere are an astounding number of extremely smart and well-educated employees at Applied Materials (PhDs are everywhere). Flexible work environment as long as work is done. Big focus on R&D means budgets for engineers are prioritized.

ConsPolitics and silos are very strong.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open to people on the "other side" as they have alot to offer. Do not simply rely on outside hires from competitors, there is alot of talent already here.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good technology, but a big company with a lot of politics.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

Prosgood bonus structure. good technology.

Consslow decision making and overly political. not a meritocracy.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Applied Materials

ProsTeam was proactive in taking projects and keeping the work environment friendly as well as professional.

ConsManagement at some teams was not involved with the team members which left the employees on the threshold on choosing their project with no management overlooking as well as no feedback or consideration from the management.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet invloved with the your team.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Was Good, Then Bad, Now Depends on TEL Merger and CEO

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsHuge opportunities (way above pay grade or position)
Global and complex technical exposure
Hardworking and extremely capable workforce

ConsMarket is shrinking; technology commoditized; extreme pressure on costs
Employees are considered more costs than assets
New leadership regime (from Varian acquisition) actively replacing anything "Applied" from the company

Advice to Senior ManagementThe ratio of executive pay to average employee pay is way off balance. Executives are critical but employees are not commodities. Without your talent to implement your strategies, the company will fail.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Director (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Applied Materials full-time for more than 8 years

ProsDecent compensation packages and work life balance

ConsToo may lay offs, internal politics and bureaucracy

Advice to Senior ManagementCare for people genuinely

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good growth experience with lots of opportunity for professional development.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Applied Materials full-time

Prosexcellent compensation package with good professional growth opprotunities

ConsReactionary management, limited work life balance

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to develop management at all levels.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Alright place to work

Desktop Support (Former Employee)
Gloucester, MA

I worked at Applied Materials full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood people, great location, work from home

ConsWork ethic and work/life balance

Advice to Senior ManagementStop the after hours meetings

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Highly political company. Everyone wants to be a firefighter (prevention is not as appreciated as putting out fire)

Senior Director (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsIncluding cash bonus, pay is pretty good. Offers work-from-home option

ConsToo political. Very limited organic development of senior executives. Most C-suite executives come from outside the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Had an amazing run but the recent change in management has been terrible.

BU Controller (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsPhenomenal Engineers that have potential if their projects could only get funding!

ConsLayoffs and Op Ex squeezing. Toxic Managers tolerated.. You never know... HR protects Management.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind the right strategy and fund it, don't live in a power point world....

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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