Applied Materials

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Company in turmoil

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Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX

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

Pros

Salaries 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

Cons

Poorly 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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    People were friendly and helpful, but upper management is unorganized

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Being able to work with lots of interesting, smart, driven coworkers.

    Cons

    Upper management is very unorganized. The only way to get a promotion is to fake working long hours. In return, it's very unproductive and things that should take 2 hours end up taking 20 hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Applied Materials semiconductor equipment company review

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Director, Business Development in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Director, Business Development in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (more than an year)

    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
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