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Applied Materials Reviews

Updated August 15, 2018
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  • "Work life balance can be really bad" (in 80 reviews)

  • "Nothing really that I can think of other than some long hours which is probably part of every corporate job these days" (in 44 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Pretty good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Large company with multiple business divisions and multiple market segments. Each division like a separate company with its own culture.
    - Opportunities to travel
    - Opportunity to work on cutting edge technology
    - Diversity and everyone is friendly
    - IoT will drive future growth of company

    Cons

    - Work can be stressful at times. Very fast paced.
    - Hierarchical structure


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Technology & Innovative Products
    Highly Talented & Committed Personnel
    Focus on Customer Satisfaction

    Cons

    Slow Decision Making Process
    Lack of initiatives to attract new & emerging talent
    No clear succession planning process

  3. "Servo Controls Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Compensation not at par with Bay Area living costs, slow growth

    Advice to Management

    Work on compensating engineers better


  4. "Mechanical Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time

    Pros

    Great Coworkers and Great location

    Cons

    -Hard to get things done(Bureaucracy)


  5. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Innovative mindset, lots of opportunities to grow, excellent CEO

    Cons

    Hierarchy, Power Management, Silos, Benefits, Compensation


  6. "Great benefits. Manufacturing can be stressful."

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has great benefits. Lots of opportunities for vertical or lateral advancement within the company.

    Cons

    Manufacturing can be stressful. Customer demand can change overnight. Must be willing to have a flexible schedule.


  7. "Good company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Global Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Global Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits from a leader in Semi industry

    Cons

    fast pace industry lost of moving parts

  8. "Senior Java developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company, quite adequate salary

    Cons

    Old technologies, spaghetti code, patches driven implementations


  9. "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Strong technology company with great products and sharp engineers. The industry is growing with strong product demands. The company has products for every sector of the semiconductor industry.

    Cons

    Strong competition. Tough to stay ahead. Must focus on technology development and drive innovation to stay ahead of competition.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focus on innovation and develop technology within the company. Utilize talent from within the company and promote from within.


  10. "product line management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time

    Pros

    The company's latest technology is advanced in semiconductor
    The company's AKT group is growing fast and at world leading position at PECVD PVD and LTPS

    Cons

    New graduate's payments and benefits are fair.
    The workload is heavy half of the time.
    A lot meetings during work.

    Advice to Management

    Increase new hire's amount. Increase the company scale by attempts to expand the company's function.


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