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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

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

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.

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  1. We are a big bully company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalispell, MT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalispell, MT

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    lots of online training available(most for a fee). OK benefits if you can afford to purchase. Management has an open door policy that allows for greater lip service or derisiveness. Whichever they feel is necessary at the time to control you and make you fear them.

    Cons

    Applied Materials no longer has a compact with their employees and their only focus is on shareholder value and continued efforts to reduce costs no matter what. Mostly at the expense of employee quality of life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    practice what you preach. ETHICS, EVERYONE, EVERYDAY. Read the definition of the word ethics and attempt to actually understand what it means.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Best and Worst

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

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
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    No opinion of CEO
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