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Good Company gone bad. New directions needed

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  • Senior Management
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)

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

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 Management

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.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Was once a great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. Prime example of "The Good Old Boy Club"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Engineer
    Former Employee - Customer Engineer

    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

    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 Management

    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.


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