Applied Materials

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Good Company gone bad. New directions needed

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Global Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Global Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Good people working there and good people working in the past. Many have moved to our competition.

Cons

Poor management. Lost direction of our core focus as a company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Outsourcing our talent/creativity for the sake of a quick buck kills out ability to innovate in the future and release truly world-class products. Mike needs to move on. He has been a failure.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Prime example of "The Good Old Boy Club"

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Customer Engineer
    Former Employee - Customer Engineer

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time (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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    Market leader in a fast maturing industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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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