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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

I worked at Applied Materials full-time (More than 8 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. 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 (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. 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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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