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A company with good bones, in need of new direction

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

I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

One of the only places in Silicon Valley where you can do scientific engineering work and be well paid. Capital equipment for semi and display is in a strong position that isnt' going anywhere soon. You may get lucky and be able to work on truly cutting edge stuff. Chance to impact future of semiconductor, display, or other technology world.

Cons

Older workforce and a lot of institutional inertia. Young people get chewed up quick and there are many layers of management that are pretty much useless. Many many directors and middle managers overseeing a small number of overtaxed engineers doing menial tasks.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try something different. The merger with TEL is a good start. Think bigger, though.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very good technology company

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

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

    Pros

    Work with some of the best technologist in the field. Work on leading edge technology development. Have the flexibility to move to a different job function

    Cons

    Since I have not work for another company, I do not know how to compare. I feel career development could be slow, but other company people may say the same

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new management is doing very good job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Large, fast-changing company

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

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

    Pros

    Applied is a large, global technology and manufacturing company. Many opportunities exist within technology, engineering, operations, and manufacturing. Compensation tends to be very competitive.

    Cons

    Growth has been within existing markets as well as through acquisition of smaller companies. As a result, the organization is very matrixed. In some parts of the company, it can be difficult to have a clear understanding of the proper peers and stakeholders.

    As part of the semiconductor and high-tech industries, Applied is subject to large business cycle shifts up and down. This can lead to quick changes in operational mentality and organization structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Applied is in the middle of a multi-year merger with some of its largest competitors. The merger of global employees and cultures is a major endeavor. Applied should take care to keep communicating and make sure employees understand their role in the transitional and long-term organizations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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