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Applied Materials Austin Reviews

Updated July 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Work schedule is highly flexible allowing for nice work/life balance (in 73 reviews)

  • Great work environment and ethics (in 51 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance for people in manufacturing is nonexistent (in 70 reviews)

  • Long hours due to management making commitments that cannot be met (in 39 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Manufacturing engineer"

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    Current Contractor - Manufacturing Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - Manufacturing Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Materials as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and Manager is great. Works with you and tries to give everyone time off that they request for. but you need to get it in early.

    Cons

    Too much work not enough pay. Training is minimal and Most you learn on the job. You have to hunt down Tribal knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    You lose a lot of experienced workers to other companies because you don't hire on those with talent. Yes you may have to pay more for those with degrees but those with degrees are the ones that help you get the job done the best. You cant just pull Someone off the street and throw them straight into the job. Yes you train them but then you lose them and have to start over when you don't lock them in with full time positions.


  2. "not a world class company, defiantly needs improvment"

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    Current Contractor - Assembly Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - Assembly Technician in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Materials as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    easily take care of family needs. when there is work, there is good work.

    Cons

    management has poor time management skills, incinsisty of work. the people they choose to hire on full time seem to be the dumbest and worst pick out of everybody you could choose.

    Advice to Management

    manage your time, contracts and suppliers better. don't hire on the the laziest and worst employes, actually hire the hard working ones within.

  3. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    OK salary
    401K
    Stock Option
    The co-workers are the bst

    Cons

    Constantly going through cost cuts, even on the good years
    Do not value the employees


  4. Helpful (1)

    "The Grime, the Bad and the Ugly"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Applied Materials as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work is interesting and if your supervisor values quality over speed, you will produce superior deliverables.

    Cons

    Good old boy system
    Have to 'date' the boss to get ahead
    Don't value quality only speed

    Advice to Management

    Have some common sense - if you get lots of reports that one of your managers is 'difficult' one day that manager will turn on you and/or break company polices to the point where there's a law suit filed.


  5. "Love Applied!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and products. Great culture and leaders.

    Cons

    Customers and industry are very demanding which can be felt day to day.


  6. "PMO"

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    Former Employee - PMO Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - PMO Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Applied Materials (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    Management needs to be a a little organized.

    Advice to Management

    organization and better decision making would be nice


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Poor Choice for Women"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large company with many opportunities to move internally

    Cons

    This company treats women very poorly. I have personally experienced both discrimination and harassment. Management plays it lip service.

    Benefits are poor compared to other tech companies to the point they are no longer competitive

    Layoffs are frequent in all areas of the organization

    NO work-life balance. Extremely long hours, forced PTO, poor attitude toward employees

    Advice to Management

    This company has been going down hill for a long time. If you want to retain employees, you need to treat them like people. The landscape is very competitive and working for Applied Materials is no longer the level of prestige it used to be.

  8. "Great Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Final Test Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Final Test Technician in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits including 401k,& bonuses.

    Cons

    Manufacturing, stressful & long hours


  9. "Great place to learn and expand your knowledge of semiconductor fabricating equipment."

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    Current Contractor - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Materials as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learning the latest and greatest in semiconductor fabricating equipment.

    Cons

    Contract positions, benefits, and balanced family lifestyle.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Customer Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits, great people and ability to advance and learn new things...good work life balance and programs for office workers

    Cons

    management keeps the wealth at the top...pay increases are meager...work life balance for people in manufacturing is nonexistent

    Advice to Management

    share the wealth


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