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Decent compensation package across industry

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Applied Materials for more than 10 years

Pros

Comprehensive and competitvie compensation package

Cons

Changes all the time, direction not clear

Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Environment where innovative & results-oriented employees thrive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was a very successful Company

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Well-seasoned Engineering teams. Good benefits. Lots of skilled employees. Ability to influence technical solutions. In the past - lots of training to improve skills in all fields.

    Cons

    Hidden decisions. Frequent and unjustified lay offs. Outsourcing the most valuable developments to India and Russia. No loyalty to old-time folks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate the results of unsuccessful outsourcing. Retain all talented and the most professional workforce in US. Re-hire all experts to restore Company's culture of 80-th and 90-th.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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