Applied Materials

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Applied Materials Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
632 Reviews
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632 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Excellent company and benefits, travel, management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FSE in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - FSE in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Professional, they hire excellent employees. Pay and benefits are competitive. 25 years in industry mostly with AMAT. No regrets.

    Cons

    CEO Mike Splinter is a taker and stock help under by his presence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Push Mike the taker out and keep on trucking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    So much opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Commodity Business Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Commodity Business Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Very relaxed company with great benefits. There is plenty of opportunity to move around within the company as well as opportunity for advancement. The people are great and are very diverse in most ways.

    Cons

    Most employees are over 40, so there are very few young faces. There is very little training and the campus is located right next to a landfill. It's very easy for your work-life balance to weigh in favor of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see more young people working there and some sort of training implemented.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best work place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

    Cooperative environment with strategic vision

    Cons

    Requries some over time work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Top notch company with many opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - R&D in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

    Great team environment and many chances fro advancement. Top benefits

    Cons

    The lay-offs in the 80's and 90's were scary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great internship experience with AMAT

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Mechanical Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Intern - Mechanical Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Applied Materials as an intern (less than a 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
  7.  

    Challenging work environment with dedicated, and intelligent people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    The atmosphere is really good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Great People great technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer III in Rehovot (Israel)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer III in Rehovot (Israel)

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

    Pros

    Challenging, empowered , good compensation package
    good management , corporate and wellfare provide great suit of support

    Cons

    stressfull, working at the stretch
    time off policies, office culture, leadership, 20 words minimum

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Applied Materials

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    I am constantly challenged with new problems to solve.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a 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

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