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Fast-Paced, Mandatory Over-Time, Well Compensated, Leading Edge Technology, "Live to Work" Job

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Customer Engineer III  in  Hillsboro, OR
Current Employee - Customer Engineer III in Hillsboro, OR

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

Pros

The company pays well and overtime is always available along with traveling assignments if wanted. Excellent experience working in the semi conductor industry with million dollar tools, after working long enough with this company you will be able to go anywhere in the semiconductor industry
Performance Based Bonus's
After 7+ Years Paid Time Off Accural is 8hrs a paycheck twice a month
Rotating 12 Hour Shifts

Cons

Extremely Stressful Projects where the customer is demanding and unreasonable, management does not back up or protect its employees,
Mandatory Overtime can be assigned with no prior notice
Poor Documentation and Procedures
Hostile Environment where one mistake can get you let go
Health Insurance and Benefits are slowly becoming unreasonable

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to work on the work-life balance
Stop cutting bonus's and benefits

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Amat

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

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time

    Pros

    Telecommute, challenging environment, relaxed dress code and culture in Austin as compared to scla

    Cons

    Volatile, competitive and very engineering focused.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Once a Great Company to Work for...

    Current Employee - Systems Project Manager
    Current Employee - Systems Project Manager

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

    Pros

    the people /the passion / the products

    Cons

    The executive leadership/direction. Lower paying than some others in current market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees will make diving catches all day long for a management team that they can respect. Not so much if that respect is not earned.

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