There are newer employer reviews for Applied Materials

 

Interesting, extremely dynamic and chaotic

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Applied Materials

Pros

Co-workers generally competent, motivated and supportive

Cons

Constant change, reorganization, changes in direction.
Small-company "ownership for everything" mixed with big-company bureaucracy
lack of alignment between "internal initiatives" and core business

Disapproves of CEO

591 Other Employee Reviews for Applied Materials (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Upper management's best intentions for employees don't trickle down.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

    money, smart people, money. benefits you would normally expect are all there (insurance, vacation, bonus, stocks, tuition reimbursement, etc). flexible work schedules (see why below in the Cons).

    Cons

    We have an annual company-internal technology conference, and this year it is being held in Las Vegas. Despite a lot of employees being invited to attend, ultimately a lot of people can't because their bosses won't let them due to other work. We also have some celebration events maybe twice a year, usually held in the company parking lot. Despite the fact that it's held during the work week maybe from 11am to 4pm, people come for lunch and leave to go back to work immediately afterwards and end up having to stay extra long due to the hour they spend their during lunch. We have all-hands meetings once a quarter, yet at the end of the meetings at 5pm, even though the executives tell everyone to go home and have a good weekend, everybody really just has to return back to work and work extra hours because of the time spent at the meetings. Be prepared to often spend 80+ hours working in a week, and having to work >12 hours each day of Saturday and Sunday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just change the company name to Applied Slavery. Might as well tell the world the truth rather than lying.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overworked and Unappreciated

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

    My teammates were an Extra Ordinary group of people.

    Cons

    Unreasonable expectations. They have outsourced to a provider that is not capable of doing the job. Upper Management is not making informed decisions. The worker bees that have survived the numerous layoff are not appreciated. They are pushed to make an outsource model work with ineffective support systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Call the producers of undercover boss. You need to speak to the worker bees to obtain a clear vision of how your decisions effect your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Applied Materials

Work at Applied Materials? Share Your Experiences

Applied Materials

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.