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Good company

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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 for more than 10 years

Pros

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

Cons

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

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great Company, Upward Trend

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time for more than 3 years

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Etch Division lack of equality and cronyism

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer IV  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer IV in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    My work was interesting and stimulating, but has become more of a drag lately.

    Cons

    This division has been taken over by staff from an infamous failed startup. Most of the original experienced AMAT engineers have left or have been squeezed out, and replaced their ex colleagues, in many cases with less experience, in higher positions, and very likely MUCH higher salaries.
    I've been a professional engineer for 30 years and with AMAT for over 15 years, earning several performance awards and always had great performance reviews and have heard that some of these new engineers, with much less experience, and hired at the same grade as me, are being paid up to 20% more than me.
    It's a toxic environment which is only going to get worse.
    Me, and many of my colleagues are preparing their exit strategies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something about the rampant cronyism and lack of equality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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