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Market leader in a fast maturing industry

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Former Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

Pros

Customer-focused thinking in a sector of relentless change

Cons

Culture is of keeping you doing what you have been good at doing. No notion of growth out side the box.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Promote unconstrained thinking that is truly outside your comfort zone.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Nice ppl, Fair pay, demanding, bureaucratic, slow moving, career development available if you seek opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have been lucky to have nice and understanding managers. That said, they are also very demanding. Nice does not mean lenient. But you will learn alot if you work hard and they acknowledge hard work, verbally and monetarily.

    Cons

    It is very bureaucratic = many layers of approvals, takes weeks to get something simple done. This is very frustrating. In areas where they should hire more ppl to divide the work, they don't. They will just pile all this onto one person and still expect that person to perform well. It's a tough company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Unstack the layers. Too bureaucratic means moving slow and not innovating fast. There are smart people here who need to get their hands on funding and resources to innovate and your process gets in the way of everything. A very heavily finance controlled company and has become less about engineering over the past decade.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Old Boys Club

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    Former Employee - Materials Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Materials Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation. Decent benefits. Leadership position in the industry.

    Cons

    Management by crisis, Fire-fighting rewarded. Complex environment. Less focus on long term vision.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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