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Prime example of "The Good Old Boy Club"

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Former Employee - Customer Engineer
Former Employee - Customer Engineer

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

Pros

Money was good for the educational level if you're in the right position. Progressive industry that has a bright future if it doesn't ALL go overseas.

Cons

Doesn't really matter how hard you work or what your contributions are, you're either 'One Of The Boys' or you're not. Lower level managers are TERRIBLE about taking care of their buddies while disregarding the real performers. Upper management either doesn't know about this or more likely they don't care. Very little work / life balance. They basically feel like they own you. Benefits get whittled away little by little over time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You constantly talk about rewarding the doers but there is no fairness in the performance reviews. Applied review system has been broken for many many years and you can't just disguise this with with catchy new words. The doers are not being rewarded, the managers buddies are first.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Amazing place to learn semiconductor device and process flows

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Very talented workforce, latest technology, good customer collaboration

    Cons

    Sometimes, it feels like AMAT product offerings are into a very wide landscape, and management tends to lose focus on priorities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline products, optimize resources, and get out of markets which do not seem to have long term visibility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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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 for more than a year

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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