Applied Materials

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Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Santa Clara, CA

Pros

Comprehensive company focused on technology of semiconductor equipment, you have the chance to develop your technology capability in all the aspects of semiconductor fabrication if you want to be a technologist

Cons

It's the biggest company in it's field and gradually it develops a lot of inefficiency and a lot of politics bubbles

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Credit people working on the frontier fields, not those so called fat sr. managers,esp, fatty directors

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Applied Materials

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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

    Pros

    Comprehensive and competitvie compensation package

    Cons

    Changes all the time, direction not clear

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned lots, worked on very cool technology, lots of education and advancement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    -Balanced quality of life if you're in the right group
    -opportunity for advancement
    -many educational and mentorship opportunities - good training, and development
    -generally, coworkers are pleasant to nice
    -easy to succeed

    Cons

    -Ongoing layoffs since 2002 leads to lots of politics, and lots of CMA-type work, rather than focusing on results, in anything above management level.
    -generally poorly paying for the bay area with no to little relocation cost of living adjustment, and very little year-to-year adjustment even for top performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wiser aquisitions, improve data-based decision making with company-standard enterprise class BI / Analytics tools, improve compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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