Applied Materials
3.2 of 5 528 reviews
www.appliedmaterials.com Santa Clara, CA 5000+ Employees

528 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort all reviews by: Date Rating
in
  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

 

Company in turmoil

Program Manager (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Applied Materials full-time for more than 10 years

ProsSalaries and benefits are generous; telecommuting is encouraged especially in IT ; large company with multitude of opportunities throughout the company; employees are friendly and helpful and have been there for a long time

ConsPoorly managed and lagging behind competition; consistent management turmoil and quarterly layoffs; lagging stock price and options; merger with Varian Semiconductor left power strife that is undermining company values and opening company up to more turmoil; greater than average turnover of employees

Advice to Senior ManagementClearer vision and strategy to lead the company. Decide who is in charge Gary Dickerson or Mike Splinter and prevent more senior leadership attrition

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

1 person found this helpful  

Mike Splinter continues to hang on as CEO

Senior Process Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Applied Materials full-time for more than 10 years


Pros: - Experienced coworkers - Company resources - Customer focus Cons: - Senior management lack of direction - Stock price - Living Quarter… Advice to Senior Management: Good recent change with the new President, and finally a focus back on the Silicon Group, unfortunately a lot of business/marketshare has already… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

1 person found this helpful  

Technical powerhouse but low on salary

Senior Process Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Applied Materials full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: Technically challenging job..very knowledgeable people... Cons: low salary and very demanding schedules Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

There are newer reviews on Applied Materials.

Worked for Applied Materials? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Applied Materials reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Applied Materials CEO Gary Dickerson. All reviews posted anonymously by Applied Materials employees.