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Applied Materials Reviews in Sunnyvale, CA

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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3.0 226 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

Applied Materials CEO & President Gary Dickerson

Gary Dickerson

(26 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent compensation packages and work life balance(in 23 reviews)

  • Good benefits, decent location, free water from the water fountain(in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be a challenge, depending on the job function(in 36 reviews)

  • The only way to get a promotion is to fake working long hours(in 25 reviews)

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    It's not too bad, especially if you land with the right team.

    Process Engineer IV (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsBenefits are good. Colleagues are great. Can't complain about the weather here.

    ConsPromotion hard to come by. Product development teams work a lot. More R&D being incorporated but slow integration.

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

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    Great Company, Upward Trend

    Process Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsVery motivating environment, intelligent people, cutting edge-technology. Very competitive salary and benefits, very great chances for personal improvement and evaluation.

    ConsDays could get long and stressful. As with all large companies a lot of bureaucracy is involved, could take a while for decisions or turnover. Project management and project staff should work better in maintaining project workflow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    You will learn a lot and apply it immediately

    Process Engineer III (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsIt's fast paced, dynamic, challenging and highly educational.

    ConsFrequent hiring freezes limit employee internal mobility

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix your recruiting system. Don't post jobs that are frozen. Add job descriptions that actually describe the technology.

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

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    Great Place to be

    Technical Support Engineer III (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsBest job I've ever had. I only work 50 hr /wk. Way better than Google, Apple, or LAM. But not Samsung. My friend works at Samsung, and he gets bigger bonuses

    ConsCEO Mike Splinter is a joke. Been there way too long. Salaries seem lower than other companies. If you have a bad boss, you're job will suck anywhere

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more to keep your top talent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good and challenging

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsOpportunities to learn different things everyday

    Consgrowth opportunities are relatively less

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very Challenging any dynamic environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsTeam work, challenging projects, lot of exciting things going on. Experiencing what's happening at the front of semiconductor technology and etc.

    ConsAgain, challenging environment lead to high pressure at the work place. Lack of resources and need to face multiple customer un-reasonable requests all the time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of the employees, who are the most worthy assets in the company. Focus and excel on the core products and do not invest in low tech and easy to enter sectors by what Wallstreet is talking about.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Too Much Politics and Long Work Hours

    Materials Program Manager (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsI enjoyed the people that I worked with. Manager was very lenient.

    ConsWork culture is absolutely horrible. The company finds it very hard to keep its employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove work/life balance and your employees will be very happy with the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    10 years at AMAT

    Global Product Support Engineer IV (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsGenerally good group of people to work with. Benefits are good. Surrounded by very smart people.

    ConsNo sense of comraderier or teamwork. No sense of responsbility for mentoring more junior engineers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake time to lead or mentor employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    if you work here, you must be special in one way or another.

    Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Prosabsolute leader in its multiple industries

    Consoverly traditional environment; no wild parties

    Advice to Senior Managementrecognise the value of your engineers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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