Applied Materials

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Applied Materials semiconductor equipment company review

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Director, Business Development  in  Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Director, Business Development in Santa Clara, CA

Pros

Employee and customer focused messaging from Corporate perspective. Compensation structure (salary, bonus, RSU's, benefits) are competitive within Silicon Valley

Cons

Industry is susceptible to severe downturns every 3-5 years resulting in corresponding employee downsizing events. The company has invested large sums in the Solar equipment space which is currently dominated by the Chinese. Even though the company has tried to rightsize the business to make it breakeven in the hopes of a turnaround, my feeling is this will be a fruitless effort in the long run

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stay focused on core technology in semiconductor manufacturing space.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Applied Materials

  1.  

    It is a politician field

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    They need some people with knowledge, experience, and hard work to get job done, but no return.
    And they also need some people stay in their manager's office to chat, and get big rewards.
    Many managers know little about their jobs.

    Cons

    It is a politician field, not for a man of integrity

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Applied Materials was great training for me in the trenches

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    Former Employee - Senior Process Support Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Process Support Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity
    Support of diversity
    Great training

    Cons

    Analysis of employee resources can be poor
    To quick to lay-off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are treated a bit too much as a number. Even rated as TC and having 10 years of CMP exp at R&D, field support, demo I was offered VSP. This was bad for Applied materials, but I am happy to not travel in this point in my life so it worked out.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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