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Rewarding company to work for, if you select the right group

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Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Applied Materials

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Advanced Technology
- Discipline Engineers
- Professional Work Style
- Challenging Environment but Inspiring

Cons

- Hard to move up if you select the wrong group to work for
- Sometimes not easy to balance family and work
- Too many VPs

Advice to Management

Finance101: Stock price reflects CxO's capability and the relative performance to the competitors in the same industry. Try to learn and get inspired from Steve Jobs, while we still have chance to bring back the glorious old days.

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  1. Fast paced, lots of opportunity but need to be a driver

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Highly technical, at cutting edge of tech, brilliant and passionate people, hard working, global travel,

    Cons

    Cyclical industry, boom and bust, constant stress, too global so 24 hr cycle

    Advice to Management

    Focus on growing margin $ not margin %

  2. Helpful (2)

    It is a good place for new graduates to start their career, but not an ideal place for long-term professional life

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer IV in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer IV in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Applied Materials

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Number one in semi tool industry. R&D oriented. Cutting-edge technologies. Good pay and OK benifits. Encourage employee grow.

    Cons

    Rich soil for politics. In many cases HR is only working for management to threaten employees, through "written warning" etc., who have different oppions. Some massive lay-offs for no clear reason. Too many directors/Sr directors.

    Advice to Management

    Top management should encourage 1st, 2nd line managers to treat worker more humane.

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