Applied Materials Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Applied Materials CEO & President Gary Dickerson
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Pros
  • work life balance for some positions (in 26 reviews)

  • Good benefits compare to other IT companies (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • Very difficult to maintain a work-life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • stress& long hours, sometimes have to travel alot (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Lots of technology and great talent

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyed working on cutting edge technology with smart, talented people. Management is generally fair and diligent in running the business.

    Cons

    Industry downturns can be challenging if staff needs to be cut, but the company handles this is a fair way when needed.


  2. Not so good Company to work with!

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sr. Mechanical Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Sr. Mechanical Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    US based company and semiconductor based equipments leader. Good work culture. Flexible hours. Location is Bangalore in India. Good base salary.

    Cons

    Managers are not experienced and favor sycophants. Bleak chances of Onsite travel opportunities. Growth not so good hardly 5% to 10%.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should be experienced and not favor sycophants. Should give exposure to onsite opportunities.


  3. MPM

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Materials Program Manager in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Materials Program Manager in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Applied Materials (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are nice and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Depending on your role you can sometime expect 12~15 hour working days.


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  5. Technician position

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Materials

    Pros

    Big company, Nice offices, upper management is good

    Cons

    Technitian job with no real promotions


  6. Great company

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

    I worked at Applied Materials

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and nice bonus

    Cons

    No work balance . Always need attention 7/24.

    Advice to Management

    Too much layers


  7. Great organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Manager in Bangalore (India)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great organization Many opportunities Competitive environment Perform or perish

    Cons

    Virtual environment. May be hard to make a place for yourself Shifting priorities.Can be confusing


  8. Overall a Good Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Applied Materials offers excellent benefits, as well as the chance to work with others who are among the most intelligent professionals in the high tech industry.

    Cons

    Very limited opportunities for advancement. Merit increases have become very small, even with good to excellent performance appraisals. New increased initiative to enhance or support Affirmative Action makes it even more difficult to advance if you do not fall into this category and often means lesser experienced or lesser qualified personnel get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate highly qualified, educated, and professionally certified employees well enough to discourage attrition of the best talent the company has to offer and/or only use Affirmative Action as a tie breaker if all other qualifications are equal.


  9. Buyer/Planner

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer/Planner in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Buyer/Planner in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leader of Semiconductor and good benefit , good environment to work.

    Cons

    Middle management of engagement with manager subordinate.

    Advice to Management

    Management should recognize employer's each day face with problems what is, what if, ext... and give them accurate answers.


  10. Great Company to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mobility Infrastructure Engineer III in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Mobility Infrastructure Engineer III in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Applied Materials (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing company to work with Lots of facilities

    Cons

    Internal Politics No On Site No growth map


  11. Good to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many learning from many talented colleagues if you are willing to learn Good and kind colleagues

    Cons

    Tight timeline makes process engineer to work over weekend Market is getting more competitive, working enviroment is getting toupher

    Advice to Management

    Consider and value engineers effort more salary in order not to lose your experienced engineers to Apple



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