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Ok place to work. Nice compensation

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Ok place to work. Nice compensation

Cons

Cyclical business. Frequent layoffs and slow career growth

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reduce reliance on contractors. Invest more in FTE's

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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    New CEO is Driving Change

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent pay and decent benefits along very interesting technology. Strong corporate core values that are actually followed by most and generally a very ethical company.

    Cons

    Can be very dysfunctional with lot's of in fighting between groups/divisions but not altogether atypical for a $10B company. Also layoffs have been a constant over that last few years as senior management tries to appease wall street and the BoD.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pushing unattainable goals down from the top and build a bottoms up plan that mere mortals can actually achieve.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Challenging company with new leadership and emerging growth opportunities.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    * new growth opportunities emerging with addition of new executive leadership
    * Challenging industry
    * a focus on process improvement and efficiency
    * competitive pay
    * Strong focus on employee well being and benefits.

    Cons

    * can be bureaucratic and top heavy with management, resulting in delayed decisions.
    * employees are not always empowered.
    * Work/Life balance is lacking. little respect for personal space and time.
    * ERP systems are inefficient
    * cyclical and very mature industry, results on a lot of pressure on margins and cost cutting measures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on implementing process and system improvements to reduce required cycle time to make decisions. Eliminate unnecessary bureaucracy and empower employees to make decisions. Provide opportunities for a stronger work/life balance, respect employee's space and time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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