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Going downhill unless you're an engineer and/or a Sr. Manager and above... even that is questionable.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Finance Analyst in Austin, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Because of constant turnover, positions seem readily available. They offer rotation if you find yourself in an undesirable position. Hight potential if you move to California.

Cons

Very flat Finance organization, compensation awards just got taken away making morale lowe. GIS department is horrible to work with. The systems are antiquated and the solution is to burden the employees with busy work.

Advice to Management

Taking away employee stock grants was a big miss. Competition for work force in our profession is not industry specific. Those that can leave will.

Other Employee Reviews for Applied Materials

  1. My working experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As a design engineer, I crafted lid boxes for the Condor system, lift pin guides for the etching chamber, I modified the cathode for the G8 chamber, and designed a nanoswitch/phasorswitch box for a chamber assembly. In addition to my design experience, I also analyzed root cause of wafer breakages in the Carina chamber due to a plasma coating issue; in this project, I worked with a group of scientists to solve why wafer breakages were occurring. In another project, along with another scientist, I conducted wafer temperature uniformity measurements on Carina chamber to check temperature distribution over a number of trials. From my individual experience, I also learned how the Condor chamber is configured and lastly, I performed tests, loading wafers from foups to be plasma coated in the fab room.

    Cons

    In retrospect, I believe that if more guidance and more projects were provided, it would have improved my productivity and also the complexity of the projects would have been further developed and provided a method for developing more in-depth and detailed knowledge and work experience.

    Advice to Management

    I want to return back to Applied Materials as I starting working in January 2009 and I left in November 2009. I am seeking reemployment as of November 2013. Please let me back. I enjoyed my experience working there. I graduated with a B.S. and M.S. degree from prestigious universities in California and I need to be monetarily supported.


  2. While once a great company to work in the atmosphere became a hostile work place with quarterly lay-offs.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Applied Materials (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Generally, there are great people. If you are in the right field, Engineering, there is a high level to technical challenge.

    Cons

    At this point unless you are an engineer or in sales, there is no consideration given to you as an employee. Stock and bonuses are being reduced. Lay-Offs are continuing to mount with the upcoming merger with TEL.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs to move back to the place where all employees were valued, not just Engineers.


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