Applied Materials

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Great Company Doing its Best to Grow

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

Pros

Committed management and focused on key R&D, business lines. New management respected by Wall Street is in transition. Values employees who are committed to company success and meets or exceeds objectives.

Cons

Big company mentality rather than entrepreneurial. Can be difficult to make real change. Visions of grandeur, then layoffs every other year. Cyclical pains. Constant cost cutting and budget controls are hard to deal with and after several it can wear you down.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None at this time. The vision is good and the transition seems to be on the right track. Macro business environment determines success in any given year so you are constantly looking over your shoulder. Even in a good year, cost cutting abounds and leaves little room for wanting to push the envelope.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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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
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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
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