Applied Materials
3.2 of 5 524 reviews
www.appliedmaterials.com Santa Clara, CA 5000+ Employees

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Retired from good big Co.

Engineering Manager (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Applied Materials

Pros- Stable company
- Generally treats people well
- Good benefits

ConsBig Co. - Hard to get recognized for good work.
Tied to Semi industry - Results in periodic layoffs.
Promotions tend to be given to people in right "Cliques"

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more attention to rewarding top performers, not mgmt buddies.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Applied Materials rewards long term dedication and commitment.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Portland, OR

I have been working at Applied Materials


Pros: Management encouraged ownership and entrepreneurial risks without micro management allows staff to develop their careers based on their core skills and beliefs. … Cons: Long hours leading to poor work life balance. Management turnover can lead to reinventing the wheel too often. Limited encouragement for individual contributors… Advice to Senior Management: Get to know your staff more including at a personal level. Encourage mentoring programs and… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Good compensation; great co-workers

Controller (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Applied Materials


Pros: total compensation; great co-workers. constantly gaining new technology; very innovative place. Bonus plan has now moved toward perfomance based vs.… Cons: no work life balance. Upper mgt constantly pushes you to take on more work. Not sure if I could end my career here once I… Advice to Senior Management: flex time. Don't push everyone so hard. A good employee… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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