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Applied Materials Reviews

Updated May 17, 2018
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place and team to work with

    Cons

    No major issues as such

    Advice to Management

    Good luck


  2. "Manager"

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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

    Exciting technology
    New challenges daily

    Cons

    Work-life balance is very hard

    Advice to Management

    Engage front line employees

  3. "Great place to work with brilliant colleagues"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Industry is very strong and so there's a great deal of optimism in the company now. Colleagues are friendly, bright, and highly competent.

    Cons

    Sometimes face barriers to trying to take a new or different approach.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage risk taking and pushing boundaries, not just in technology, but also in culture, business processes, etc.


  4. "Good company that has potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    Pay is good
    Benefits, stock purchase plan, bonus etc.

    Cons

    Very old school corporate working environment, a lot of management is still strict on the 8-5 working hours rather than allowing more flexibility/work life balance.
    Processes need improvement


  5. "Head of Operations"

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    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Lafayette, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Lafayette, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent technology and people, good growth curve

    Cons

    Work life balance at times


  6. "One of the Leading Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturing Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Previously worked at this company. It's a challenging environment but I learned a lot while working at the company.

    Cons

    Performance review process is political and subjective. Our department was even restricted to travel, while other groups were able to travel internationally and even attend conferences.


  7. "too many organization change cause a lot of politics"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance is good

    Cons

    too many organization change cause a lot of politics

  8. "Support Engineer"

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

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture and balance. Work with a lot of experienced, capable people.

    Cons

    Lot of siloing between divisions. Duplicate work everywhere.


  9. "Okay as the first job in the industry"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer III in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teammates and colleagues. The company provides good support for immigration and legal identity. Friendly working environment for most divisions.

    Cons

    Horrible work life balance. Poor benefits, especially medical insurance. Bonus is low compared with other competitors. If you work on one position for too long, your horizon is easily narrowed.


  10. "Customer Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Tons of opportunity
    Pay is good
    Benefits are good

    Cons

    Work life balance can be really bad


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