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Interesting: Learning & solving new problems on a day to day basis. Plenty to learn always!

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Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Excellent technology, smart people, cutting edge work, engaging and challenging projects

Cons

Lots of middle management, who only delegate and don't really contribute any demonstrable value to the organisation. Work life balance can take a hit as a consequence

Advice to Management

Reduce the organisational bureaucracy and middle management politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very talented workforce. Very good employee benefits Company strives to be the best in the industry

    Cons

    Cyclical semiconductor business causes periodic reduction in force


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    It was okay,just can't figure out why they don't hire on experienced contractors,instead they let them go.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of hours, great pay as a contractor due to all the over time.

    Cons

    Management doesn't really interact with individual technicians, worked there for a whole year and saw the Manager of my department at least 3 times a week and he had no idea who I was or anyone except people that had been there for decades.

    Advice to Management

    Interact with your employees. Show them you care, I get that contractors come and go at applied but not every contractor is just there for a paycheck. A lot of contractors there come in on weekends on very short notice, work the long hours to get through the quarter because they want to be there and earn a spot full time. Talk to your contractors,get to know them, make them feel like part of the team. Not just another number.


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