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Good company

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (More than 10 years)

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

Pros

dynamic, world-wide opportunity, coworking with people internationally.

Cons

bureaucratic, due to the large size, less challenging, less creative work environment

Advice to Management

not all people can be good managers. Need continuous reality check of management skills and room for improvement

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  1. Great Company, Upward Trend

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Very motivating environment, intelligent people, cutting edge-technology. Very competitive salary and benefits, very great chances for personal improvement and evaluation.

    Cons

    Days could get long and stressful. As with all large companies a lot of bureaucracy is involved, could take a while for decisions or turnover. Project management and project staff should work better in maintaining project workflow.


  2. Great to see new leadership - but bureaucracy still hampers success

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Leader
    Former Employee - Human Resources Leader

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Have to pay well in order to keep people

    Cons

    bureaucracy here makes the federal government look lean. Good ideas often wet with sayings like: Great idea but hard to turn an oil freighter or it is not worth trying to stop a bus

    Advice to Management

    Stop adding Senior Management, follow through on eliminating duplication and waste at the 7 levels of VP


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