Applied Materials Reviews
84% would recommend to a friend
(3394 total reviews)
93% approve of CEO
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Updated Nov 29, 2023
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2 years ago
Hello, I recently started working at Applied Materials as an Information Security Engineer new hire and was wondering if there is anyone here who has been through a similar path at Applied, or within Information Security. I'm looking for information and advice on career growth on this field and salary expectations. I would love the opportunity to share knowledge and chat! Applied Materials
3 months ago
Hello, I currently work as a Mircrofabrication Process Engineer in a university cleanroom research facility. I have an MSc in Electrical Engineering and am looking for a role in the semiconductor manufacturing industry, ideally as a Product Engineer but also possibly as a Process or Applications Engineer. Can anyone help with referrals for the following companies? Applied Materials ASML Intel Corporation Keysight KLA Lam Research Samsung Austin Please comment or send me a DM, thank you!
6 months ago
Senior Research Fellow
Hello, I have 16 years' experience in microfabrication and 7 years in business development and looking for senior roles in the semiconductor/ healthcare manufacturing industry. Can anyone help with referrals for the following companies? ASML Applied Materials Samsung austin semiconductor, l.l.c. Onsemi Qorvo Analog Devices Intel Corporation Entegris Lam Research KLA TSMC Thanks in advance!
7 months ago
Penn State University
Hello, I am an MS in Electrical Engineering, and looking for a Process Engineer/ Manufacturing Process Engineer/ Process Sustaining Engineer in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Can anyone help with referrals for the following companies? Samsung austin semiconductor, l.l.c. Onsemi Qorvo Analog Devices Intel Corporation Entegris Lam Research Applied Materials TSMC I would love to share my experience and skills as well. please comment or sent me DM thank you!
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
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- "Worked in one of the most advanced companies in the Austin Texas area Well paid doesn't require high education great people to work with" (in 235 reviews)
- "Benefits are good and Korea internal co workers are good" (in 228 reviews)
- "Good work life balance and able to work remotely" (in 176 reviews)
- "Good pay and industry leader" (in 147 reviews)
- "Good salary and can work overtime." (in 103 reviews)
- "1) Poor management" (in 143 reviews)
- "Remaining solid engineers and managers have been stripped of authority to make sure groups play follow the leader." (in 81 reviews)
- "Long hours and getting longer as more people are laid off to get Executive management their bonuses." (in 69 reviews)
- "Too many layoffs and treating people like a commodity." (in 65 reviews)
- "Bad upper management, lay" (in 25 reviews)
Ratings by Demographics
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- 5.0FEATURED REVIEWApr 9, 2023Senior Software EngineerCurrent Employee
- Pays well - Great cash bonus - Generous with RSU awards - Like the CEO - Take care of employees - Market leader and continual expanding into new market
Personally I do not have any cons …
- 1.0Oct 27, 2023Engineering TechnicianFormer Employee, more than 1 yearHillsboro, OR
The only good thing was the pay, which was fair (until we found out the men who worked there for less time with fewer qualifications/experience were paid much more).
My manager was extremely sexist, saying derogatory things and treating men differently all the time. He would give them promotions and paid them ridiculously more than the girls who had been working doing a great job for years. Growth opportunities were far and few between, and there was no time and effort given into actually developing the technicians. Management expected advanced research projects with no guidance or resources, even though productivity did not take into account time spent on said projects. When I tried to go to upper management about the treatment, they said racist things and affirmed the sexist behavior. Altogether a terrible environment where I felt no support and was left traumatized.
- 5.0Nov 27, 2023Customer Service Representative (CSR)Current Employee, less than 1 yearAustin, TX
Remote work full time with no in office days
Hours can vary depending on what shift you work
- 5.0Nov 22, 2023Customer EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearHillsboro, OR
Great benefits, rewarding and challenging work
Navigating customer's policies as an outside contractor can be challenging.
- 5.0Nov 14, 2023NCG EngineerCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearAustin, TX
The compensation, culture, and specialized training program make this the perfect job for recent engineering bachelor's/master's grads.
Must have healthy work ethic and be willing to get things done outside bounds of a 9-5
- 5.0Nov 17, 2023Managing DirectorCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsSunnyvale, CA
Lots of technical challenges to work on
Lots of people with deep experience and talent to compete with
- 4.0Aug 5, 2023Engineering Technician IICurrent Employee, more than 1 yearKalispell, MT
Amazing benefits such as life insurance, short and long term disability, 401k match, stock discounts, generous PTO and Sick time (2 separate balances of hours to use) and if you like cutting edge it's interesting to learn about how microprocessors are built.
Promotion opportunities are infrequent and once you're in the company they only give you a 2% annual raise. You can promote "tiers" or "ranks" for a larger raise but they try to stifle financial growth as much as possible making job hopping seem a better option than company loyalty. I've seen people with less industry experience hire in at nearly 40% higher pay than someone who stuck with the company and tried to promote from within.3
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Applied Materials has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5, based on over 4,002 reviews left anonymously by employees. 84% of employees would recommend working at Applied Materials to a friend and 78% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
84% of Applied Materials employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Applied Materials 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 3.9 for career opportunities.