Applied Materials

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Applied Materials Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
606 Reviews
3.4
606 Reviews
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Pros
  • You can expect a good work-life balance from the company just like many other Silicon valley companies (in 26 reviews)

  • Good benefits, decent location, free water from the water fountain (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be a challenge, depending on the job function (in 38 reviews)

  • The only way to get a promotion is to fake working long hours (in 26 reviews)

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  1.  

    The atmosphere is really good.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

    The training is quite complete

    Cons

    time is not flexible since they have to provide service to the customers whenever needed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging work environment with dedicated, and intelligent people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Global Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exciting business environment with high technology products, and a company culture that allows motivated individuals to succeed. There are business and technical career opportunities to allow a great amount of flexibility in career choices. Applied offers a generous suite of benefits (bonuses, 401k match, healt/dental/vision, ESPP, RSU, etc...)

    Cons

    Some of the expectations are aggressive, and there are times when the pressure is intense. Our customers are mostly in Asia, so sometimes schedule flexibility is required (late night conference calls, frequent travel, etc...).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great internship experience with AMAT

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Applied Materials as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Well organized, a lot of people you can learn from, great training program, friendly working environment, pay well to interns

    Cons

    Does not have return offer for internships, have to apply for new college graduate program which make things a little bit harder for interns who want to secure a full time position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Applied Materials

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working for Applied Materials. The culture was young, energetic, with new ideas, growth, and lots of work for the employee and the company. It is a high tech company with very intelligent and talented work force.
    The benefits were very good - the company took an interest in the individual employees.

    Cons

    In some of the management or team supervisor positions it very difficult walk away from the job at night - lots of overtime and calls at all hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I am constantly challenged with new problems to solve.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Customer Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, people, challenging work

    Cons

    Can be stressful working with a demanding customer all the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Program Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very talented workforce.
    Very good employee benefits
    Company strives to be the best in the industry

    Cons

    Cyclical semiconductor business causes periodic reduction in force

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

    really great for career development.

    Cons

    cyclical market affects how challenging work is

  9.  

    Excellence Workplace environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SAP Consultant in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - SAP Consultant in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    work-life balance, training, workflow needs

    Cons

    benefits, too fast paced for those that cant hang

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You know what to do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Field service

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

    Very stable and safe company

    Cons

    Night shifts can be too long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on going and do ing good job

    Recommends
  11.  

    I love working at Applied Materials

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive Salaries, great working environment, lots of giving and volunteering opportunities, engaged and involved employees, active Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), health and dental benefits, paid time off

    Cons

    Frequent lay offs, job fear, stressed employees, limited number of open jobs, stressful hours for the manufacturing employees, working Christmas eve for manufacturers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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