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Good products, good intentions, but too bureaucratic and run by too many technologists without good business sense

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Former Employee - Director, Biz Dev in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Director, Biz Dev in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Applied Materials

Pros

Good oportunities for growth
Pay and benefits were pretty good
Good intentions to divesify into solar and solidify lead in semi
Great opportunity to change the game in semis with a focus on service (but don't thnk they will execute)

Cons

Lots of bureaucracy make it diffuclt to really get things done
CFO is very powerful in the company, almost seems to be running it like a PE-owned biz
Senior execs (corporate VP and above) have good risk-taking appetite, but mid-level management (MD to VP level) are not very business savvy and can not think through issues enough to take risk
Disfucntional decision making (e.g. formal meetings where decisions are not made and then real decisions are made 1:1 where the real experts are not there to opine
Stock not moving in 10+ years, CEO making +$10M/yr, other C-levels making $5M/yr -- where is accountability???

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Grow a pair and truly cut the bottom performers within the mid-level mangement ranks (MD to VP)

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    some really nice people work there but they seem to work really long hours

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    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

    The people are great. Its a really large company and there are many opportunites to get work in other departments

    Cons

    Management at least in my case didn't respond to e-mails or even phone calls sometimes. There was little appreciation from management of the work done but if something didn't get done you would herr from them quickly.

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    They need to train their managers better. If their managers showed the employees more respect and appreciation it would make it a great place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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    Former Employee - CIP Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - CIP Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Applied Materials

    Pros

    some of the best reasons to work at Applied Materials is about: Good pay, good team, good location, good weather.

    Cons

    Some of the downsides of working at Applied Materials: not really helpful to build up your career, the customers are poor.

    No opinion of CEO
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