Applied Materials
3.2 of 5 527 reviews
www.appliedmaterials.com Santa Clara, CA 5000+ Employees

Applied Materials Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2014
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3.2 527 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

Applied Materials CEO & President Gary Dickerson

Gary Dickerson

(57 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Decent compensation packages and work life balance"
    in 20 reviews
  • "Good benefits compare to other IT companies"
    in 30 reviews
Cons:
  • "Very high expectations lead to tough work/life balance"
    in 33 reviews
  • "The only way to get a promotion is to fake working long hours"
    in 25 reviews
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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

ConsCyclical semiconductor business causes periodic reduction in force

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Applied Materials

Prosreally great for career development.

Conscyclical market affects how challenging work is

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Excellence Workplace environment

SAP Consultant (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Applied Materials full-time for more than a year

Proswork-life balance, training, workflow needs

Consbenefits, too fast paced for those that cant hang

Advice to Senior ManagementYou know what to do

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

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Applied Materials Product

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Chennai (India)

I worked at Applied Materials full-time for more than 5 years

ProsApplied has some of the best Semiconductor products

ConsEmployee reduction is happening almost every year.

Advice to Senior ManagementNA

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Field service

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Applied Materials

ProsVery stable and safe company

ConsNight shifts can be too long

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on going and do ing good job

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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it's a good job for me

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Applied Materials

ProsStrong culture with emphasis on respect, collegiality, diversity, and productivity.

Consit's a good job for me

Advice to Senior Managementcool

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I been work for many company in material and I have experience with for 3 years

Material Handler (Former Employee)
Baghdad (Iraq)

I worked at Applied Materials full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI like this job and it's my favor work ..make me happy

Consthere is no downside

Advice to Senior Managementthe have to be accuracy for all what the do

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

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I love working at Applied Materials

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Applied Materials part-time for less than a year

ProsCompetitive 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

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

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

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Innovative company with great leadership.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Applied Materials

ProsMany opportunities to grow within the organization. NCG program gives new grads the opportunity to work in many different product areas.

ConsLong hours at times, can be difficult to get time in the labs

Advice to Senior ManagementGreat job, continue to innovate!

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Great Company to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Applied Materials

ProsMost transparent process and the most Ethical Company.

ConsDoesn't set great career path for employees to grow. You will get outdated, if you stay long with the company.

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