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Challenging work, excellent compensation

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Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Gloucester, MA
Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Gloucester, MA

I have been working at Applied Materials (More than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Excellent compensation & benefits, challenging work environment. Management does a good job of avoiding layoffs during down time

Cons

Economic ups & downs of the silicon industry. Work environment can be very demanding. Lots of travel for customer facing positions.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Was once a great company

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Austin, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, very good benefits, used to have good training programs.

    Cons

    The culture of the 90's and early 00's is long gone. Solar was a total waste of time, talent, and capital.

    The stock hasn't budged in 10 years, stock buy back - fail, dividend - fail, cash from $8B to $2B. What a train wreck.

    Advice to Management

    Mike needs to go. The company needs to focus on the core business again, just like what Jim did back in the day.

  2. A great place to work if you are willing to go with the flow and not think outside the box

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Materials

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

    Pros

    Money is decent even if performance is mediocre; good networking opportunities; very involved in community service

    Cons

    getting mindshare for creative ideas that are not part of the "Applied way" is extremely difficult, and impossible if customers are not one of the top 3-5 in the industry

    Advice to Management

    Be more aggressive in going after multiple levels of business/customers; don't let bureaucratic processes prevent good business from coming in

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