Applied Materials

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Former Contractor - Reconciliation Analyst in Austin, TX
Former Contractor - Reconciliation Analyst in Austin, TX

I worked at Applied Materials as a contractor (more than 5 years)

Pros

I loved the job and the people, I learned so much from this job

Cons

The do not hire their temps - I worked at this place for 5 years as a temp then they moved our jobs to India and they made a mess of everything.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Just because I was a temp and I did not have a college degree that did not mean that I did not know how to do the job. AS you saw when you move everything to India and they don't even know how to spell common English words. Hire people that can do the job not the cheapest people

Doesn't Recommend
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    Leader in the industry, dynamic, but bureaucratic

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clarita, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clarita, CA

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

    Pros

    Great technology, invests a lot in R&D, emphasis on customers, responsibility, and ownership

    Cons

    Internal bureaucracy slows down progress, too many organizational changes, top heavy, roller coaster business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the long term employees more, collect 360 feedback before making major organizational changes, institute mechanisms to gather feedback on managers

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    Approves of CEO
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    Lost its former glory

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ability to learn some technology for young people, if they are able to do so on the fly, since nobody bothers to train you.

    Cons

    Lost its technological edge, for the simple reason that the best people either left or were laid off, not being politicians. The company is trying to survive by acquiring others and then destroying their culture and spirit. AMAT lost billions of dollars in failed acquisitions. There is no accountability at high management levels, particularly Director and up. Most of them make empty promises to customers with the full knowledge that in a year or so they would have moved on to another position and they won't have to fulfill their promises. Even if they stay in the job longer, they have no problem finding a scape goat at a lower level. The few real professionals that are left are scared out of their minds of being "black-listed" for the next lay-off which is always just weeks away. So everybody just tries to watch their own back while stabbing the others', since this is the only way to keep your job or move ahead. There is no cooperation or honesty. To add insult to injury, the company keeps reminding employees of the company hypocritical "principles".

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    Needs a serious makeover. The current management is too arrogant to listen to advice anyway despite their obvious failures. Is anybody looking at the stock performance?

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
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