Applied Materials

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Great place to work, but demanding

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Managing Director in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Managing Director in Santa Clara, CA

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

Pros

Dynamic and fast-paced, compensation is excellent, good teamwork and collaboration, incredibly bright and dedicated colleagues. The company invests a great deal in developing the skills of its workforce. Communication from senior management is usually quite good.

Cons

Very cyclical business often leads to sharp cost-cutting and reductions in force. While the compensation is excellent, management sometimes tends to view that as the cure of all "ailments".

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Adequate pay, poor teamwork

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Applied Materials as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    As a consultant, my hourly rate was at the market rate. I was given the tools to do my job. The on-site cafeteria was very convenient and the food was offered at reasonable prices.

    Cons

    Employees and consultants need to work together better. People seem to be only interested in themselves and their own career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a long-term view. Only looking as far as the next quarter isn't productive. Teamwork is needed to work on large complicated projects, and should be improved.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Overall very positive experience over 17 year career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director - Retired in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Director - Retired in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    * Salary
    * People
    * Challenging work environment

    Cons

    * Cyclical business (steep ups & downs)
    * Very lean workforce; impacts work / life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Focus on core business (Silicon); de-emphasize non core (exit)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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