Applied Materials
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www.appliedmaterials.com Santa Clara, CA 5000+ Employees

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A company with good bones, in need of new direction

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsOne 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.

ConsOlder 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 Senior ManagementTry something different. The merger with TEL is a good start. Think bigger, though.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very good technology company

Senior Program Manager (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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


Pros: Work with some of the best technologist in the field. Work on leading… Cons: Since I have not work for another company, I do not know how to compare.… Advice to Senior Management: The new management is doing very good job. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Large, fast-changing company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

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


Pros: Applied is a large, global technology and manufacturing company. Many opportunities exist… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Applied is in the middle of a multi-year merger with some of its largest competitors. The merger of global employees and cultures is… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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