Applied Materials
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www.appliedmaterials.com Santa Clara, CA 5000+ Employees

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

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
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 Senior ManagementWiser aquisitions, improve data-based decision making with company-standard enterprise class BI / Analytics tools, improve compensation

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a very successful Company

    Engineer (Former Employee)
    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… Cons: Hidden decisions. Frequent and unjustified lay offs. Outsourcing the most… Advice to Senior Management: Evaluate the results of unsuccessful outsourcing. Retain all talented and the most professional… 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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    Used to be a great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Applied Materials


    Pros: Good compensation and work-life balance Cons: Lack of focus/strategy by upper management Calture of silos and politics… More
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