Applied Materials

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Applied Materials

Pros

nice people and work environment

Cons

work in Varian, and a little far-off

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    Great Company Doing its Best to Grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    We are a big bully company

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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