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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 for 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.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    New state of the art Wellness Center!

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

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

    Pros

    The new senior leaders have a clear vision of where it is taking the company. This TEL merger is the biggest change in Applied's history and will be HUGE in shaping a new culture and competitive direction. Also, they just opened an amazing Wellness Center on site with doctors and state of the art workout facilities and exercise classes.

    Cons

    Hours and workload are intense- people are burning out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more financial incentives with greater upside

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Company quick to recognize hard work. Exciting, high energy environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Kalispell, MT
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Kalispell, MT

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

    Pros

    Great for those who like teamwork.

    Cons

    Industry volatile, frequent meetings. Getting work/budgets approved can take inordinate amounts of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great work on establishing a good work environment.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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