Applied Materials
3.2 of 5 525 reviews
www.appliedmaterials.com Santa Clara, CA 5000+ Employees

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Environment where innovative & results-oriented employees thrive

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Applied Materials full-time for more than 3 years

Pros+ Over 10,000 patents; industry leader.
+ brilliant colleagues; very global
+ strong innovation & customer-focused culture
+ great use of technology in all aspects of the company including the supporting functions
+ base and total comp are good
+ over the past 2 years there has been increased focus on leadership values and management development

Cons- Demanding environment
- must be prepared to work hard; long hours
- shutdowns are used to meet financial targets and employees are not always given adequate notice

Advice to Senior ManagementShutdowns should not be used to meet financial targets. Must plan/forecast better to allow employees time to plan vacations as well.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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great products, work like crazy

Process Engineer (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Applied Materials full-time for more than a year


Pros: Applied makes great products, market dominate player. standards benefits. Cons: I saw my coworker dies! It is true! heart attack! stressful, hard work, 2nd shift, night shift, tool time is expensive; human time is cheap. Semiconductor industry… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Company in turmoil

Program Manager (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

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


Pros: Salaries and benefits are generous; telecommuting is encouraged especially in IT ; large company with multitude of… Cons: Poorly managed and lagging behind competition; consistent management turmoil and quarterly layoffs; lagging stock price and options; merger with Varian Semiconductor… Advice to Senior Management: Clearer vision and strategy to lead the company. Decide who is in… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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