Applied Materials – Santa Clara, CA
1. Problem identification and troubleshooting a wide range of complex mechanical problems with limited to no supervision 2. Technically lead and/or… ClickCast
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Bonus could be profitable. Lots of smart colleagues. Fast paced and always on the leading edge of technology. Good place to discuss and try out ideas.
Frequent layoffs hurt morale. There was always talk about stabilizing the hiring and layoffs, but there was never a solid plan to make that happen. Santa Clara not the best location. The customers, e.g. Intel, TSMC, Globalfoundries are so far away.
Advice to Management
Management seriously needs to address the business plan of hiring and firing on a regular basis. It hurts morale at all levels. While there is the natural business cycle, the policy of hiring large numbers of engineers and then laying off large numbers leaves the employees with a cynical view of the workplace.