Applied Materials Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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  1. Lots of room for improvement

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

    Great colleagues - lots to learn from them; Global footprint; technology leader in an industry with lots of exciting times ahead.

    Cons

    Significant number of employees have low morale

  2. Process Engineering Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Applied Materials as an intern

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with and a great place to gain experience. I really enjoyed working with their products and there is opportunity to work on multiple projects.

    Cons

    The company needs to hire more people.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to understand that work cannot get accomplished without the proper resources.

  3. Contractor at AMAT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Agree with others about the professional, smart and talented people at AMAT. Where I was working there were a number of veterans and ex-nuclear power sailors like myself, which made for a driving "get'er done" environment.

    Cons

    Yes company's focus is definitely towards Asia. Not surprising since biggest customers are now in Taiwan, Japan and China. Also helped by AMAT's merger with Tokyo Electron.
    Also, agree with the overtime / outside normal business hours operations.
    AMAT have outsourced a lot of parts and operations so vendors at times know more about processes than AMAT people. So there is the issue of tribal knowledge versus loss of Intellectual Property to those outside vendors.

    Advice to Management

    The customer may be right, however don't fixate on the ship/delivery date if there are ANY issues with the product. Rework costs $$$$, especially if slipping dates means it can be sent at 100% complete.

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    Used to be a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary is high compared to industry

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Management do not respect employees
    HR are purely a management puppet who don't care about employees
    Way too political
    Too many meetings outside regular business hours

    Advice to Management

    Remember where the company came from and the core values that made it great
    Respect and appreciate the employees

  6. Business Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern
    Former Intern - Intern

    I worked at Applied Materials as an intern (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    learned a lot about excel, fair amount of work to do each day, the hours were pretty decent and generally just a Monday-Friday work week

    Cons

    kind of a lonely work environment, not a super organized internship program, should have been more opportunities to get to know co-workers

    Advice to Management

    more engaging internship.

  7. Very good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

    good work life balance and satisfaction

    Cons

    big company, slow personal growth

    Advice to Management

    xxx

  8. Applied Materials Co-op

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Applied Materials

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and 401k benefits for Co-ops/interns

    Cons

    Not activities for Co-ops/interns, felt neglected by management

    Advice to Management

    Provide activities for Co-ops/interns so they feel like apart of the company

  9. Once great company now in decline

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Vacation time (if you have sufficient service)
    Pay (better than most, but this is salary only - shares, bonuses etc not so good)
    Co-workers

    Cons

    Senior management
    Aggressive customers, lots of urgent last minute travel needed, always fires to put out.
    Too few large customers
    Top heavy with managers/directors, not enough engineers and lab staff
    Cyclical industry, where the downward cycles are now too frequent.
    Layoffs all the time.
    Major merger is ongoing with a large competitor, this will change the course and structure of the company
    Stock price is poor and not sufficient growth
    Poor bonus structure unless you are in the upper job positions.
    When flying with the company they only seat you in economy class, (economy plus if you are lucky on the long haul flights), no business class seats ever. You fly a lot yet you are not treated properly.
    Company is very fond of outsourcing work and seeking tax breaks abroad, yet likes to fly the American flag.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on having a more secure working environment instead of hire and fire.
    More resources are badly needed for the lab (research and development), and for supporting customer in the field.

  10. Customer Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Materials

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to make money and learn different technologies.

    Cons

    Will work many hours plus travel.

  11. Technical operations support

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    possible full time employment with benefits

    Cons

    their enterprises environment structure with their organizations

    Advice to Management

    None

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