Applied Materials

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  1.  

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

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

    Pay is good. The co-workers are fantastic.

    Cons

    Management is inconsistent. Jobs are drying up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to input from the people doing the work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good company overall - Needs to promote more females to upper management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

    Good Company to Work for.

    Cons

    Might have to work very long hours including the weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more females. They work harder and are less political

  3.  

    Best work place

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    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.  

    Good news is no news , No news is bad news , and Bad news is good news at applied materials

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Materials

    Pros

    Excellent company core business and management strategy

    Cons

    Outsourcing need to be reviewed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    James Morgan Had a great vision, New challenges are the Fablessness of devices makers, but I am sure foundries and their location is already matched the outsourcing .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Top notch company with many opportunities

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    • 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
  7.  

    Once great company now in decline

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Vacation time (if you have sufficient service)
    Pay (better than most, but this is salary only - shares, bonuses etc not so good)
    Co-workers

    Cons

    Senior management
    Aggressive customers, lots of urgent last minute travel needed, always fires to put out.
    Too few large customers
    Top heavy with managers/directors, not enough engineers and lab staff
    Cyclical industry, where the downward cycles are now too frequent.
    Layoffs all the time.
    Major merger is ongoing with a large competitor, this will change the course and structure of the company
    Stock price is poor and not sufficient growth
    Poor bonus structure unless you are in the upper job positions.
    When flying with the company they only seat you in economy class, (economy plus if you are lucky on the long haul flights), no business class seats ever. You fly a lot yet you are not treated properly.
    Company is very fond of outsourcing work and seeking tax breaks abroad, yet likes to fly the American flag.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on having a more secure working environment instead of hire and fire.
    More resources are badly needed for the lab (research and development), and for supporting customer in the field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Customer Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Materials

    Pros

    Opportunity to make money and learn different technologies.

    Cons

    Will work many hours plus travel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Technical operations support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

    possible full time employment with benefits

    Cons

    their enterprises environment structure with their organizations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Sr Architect

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    Former Employee - Senior Architect Information Services in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Architect Information Services in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Global Company with locations in all large cities. Transfer opportunities to low cost locations.

    Cons

    Long hours. Difficult to take vacation or time off. Layoffs happen every year and they lay off even for top contributors to keep costs down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more perks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Process engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

    Company pays decent compared to other company in same industory

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance. Politics. Lot of survivors

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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