Applied Materials

Applied Materials – Why Work For Us?

Applied Materials has over 13,000 employees in more than 90 locations and 20 countries. Our machines are in virtually every semiconductor, display and solar PV factory in the world. Every day, we help these manufacturers stay in the vanguard of technology and increase efficiency throughout the equipment lifecycle, so they can realize their technology roadmaps, solve tough problems, and overcome production challenges. We’re where they need us, when they need us, with the in-depth process expertise, wide range of services, and ongoing innovations they need to succeed.


Applied Materials is built on the strength of talented people. We offer a wide variety of job opportunities for experienced professionals and recent college students/graduates that will capitalize on your current skills while broadening your experience and engaging you in a dynamic, fast-changing industry.

Here, you will work in community to achieve a common goal and encounter exciting new challenges every day. Our company is continually evolving: implementing innovations to make semiconductors more portable, powerful, and affordable than ever before.

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Applied Materials offers a variety of health and wellness programs globally to help our employees achieve a solid work/life balance and remain healthy.  We seek employees who are collaborative, enjoy working as part of a team, possess a positive attitude and have a thirst for innovation – all keys to success at Applied.  We also understand the importance of developing a culture that fosters risk taking, speed of execution and outstanding teamwork to support an innovative environment. These attributes help our employees and company succeed and take our customer relationships, technology and product development to new levels.

We cultivate our workforce and encourage career development, offering targeted career ladders and internal and external technical seminars, conferences and workshops. We understand the importance of recognizing the talent we have and look for ways to empower and celebrate employee achievements through comprehensive talent recognition program that includes monetary and non-monetary awards, and aligns with our strategic focus so employees understand their role in helping achieve our goals.

Additionally, Applied Materials offers a wide range of comprehensive benefits including retirement savings and investment programs, stock award and purchase plans, health insurance, income protection, spending accounts and paid time off. 



Applied Materials has a long history of valuing global diversity. Our goal is to weave diversity into the fabric of our company, into all our processes, into day to day business practices, and company values. Incorporated into Applied Materials’ core values are two concepts that have helped shape a corporate culture that regards diversity as a competitive advantage:

  • Respect for the individual - Mutual trust and respect are shared by all.
  • Global Awareness - Embracing different perspectives leads to a wealth of opportunities

Applied Materials’ global community of employees is located around the world, including: Belgium, Canada, The People’s Republic of China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Therefore, understanding different perspectives, taking advantage of varied approaches and working together in cross-cultural teams are intrinsic to the company and have been integral to our success. 


It is our goal to actively promote a work environment where differences are valued and respected, capabilities are leveraged and employees are fully engaged.

Applied Materials has a very diverse global workforce, and I am proud to be part of a company that  embraces and leverages different thoughts, experiences, style and culture. In today's constantly changing business environment we must adapt to change and work even harder to increase customer satisfaction, improve effectiveness in everything we do and maintain our leadership in every part of the world. In order to think strategically at the enterprise level, we must position and use our diverse culture as our competitive advantage.

Mike Splinter
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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    Used to be great. Company making us take on new roles that are not interesting.

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    Pay is good. The co-workers are fantastic.


    Management is inconsistent. Jobs are drying up.

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Applied Materials Interviews

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    I applied in-person. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at Applied Materials.

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    They interview process is very long drawn. It took me over 12 weeks when the process started initially. M&A 's happen and positions are removed and given in favor of the the merger. So its good to wait for feedback.

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Applied Materials Awards & Accolades

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2013 World's Most Ethical Companies, Ethisphere Institute, 2013
Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) Award, Intel Corporation, 2013
Service Leadership Award, City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley, 2011
Technovation Semiconductor Ecosystem Award, India Semiconductor Association (ISA), 2011
Supplier Excellence Award, Texas Instruments, 2010
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Additional Info

Headquarters Santa Clara, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1967
Type Company - Public (AMAT)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

Applied Materials’ roots are in semiconductors — computer chips. We have been the #1 provider to the semiconductor industry since 1992. Today we’re also a global leader in flat panel display and solar PV equipment, two industries that increasingly rely on nanomanufacturing to achieve technology breakthroughs. In semiconductor, our nano scale technologies play a key role in... More

Mission: Our mission is to help customers turn next-generation technologies into profitable new industries. We engineer highly sophisticated manufacturing equipment and processes... More

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