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Great in its domain

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Current Employee - Software Engineer II  in  Santa Clarita, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Santa Clarita, CA

I have been working at Applied Materials full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

- Its great in what it does .i.e. Nanomanufacturing
- Steady customer base
- Cutting edge technology and numerous patents

Cons

- Discrepancy in growth and opportunity from department to department
- Lack of younger employees and NCGs

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need more one on one's with the employees

Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Applied Materials

  1.  

    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 for 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
  2.  

    New CEO is Driving Change

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for 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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