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Applied Materials Reviews

Updated March 22, 2019
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  • "Work life balance can be really bad" (in 83 reviews)

  • "Depending on your department you may have long hours or higher workload" (in 46 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Applied Materials (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, work life balance, fun people

    Cons

    Not a lot of direction from managers


  2. "Great place to work without all the bells and whistles."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues are extremely friendly, onsite gyms, fantastic maternity leave, great work/life balance for my department, work from home option. I really love my job and working here.

    Cons

    I would love more company/team gatherings or events. Facilities could use some updating, some areas are very stale aesthetically.

  3. "Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work force and management

    Cons

    Long hours and on call


  4. "leader in semi eqpt industry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong talent in technology development

    Cons

    like all big and aging companies...


  5. "Best Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in India, TN
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in India, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn a lot, even as a software engineer learned a lot of semiconductor industry.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a bit strained.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work for a time"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great coworkers, and immediate supervisors

    Cons

    Over work their employees. Layoffs are common. You can't move into a higher roles unless you have tight personal connections (son of an Engineer there, etc.)

    They pride themselves on being the "most ethical" place to work while their workers are collapsing due to exhaustion. Maybe that is what most ethical means near Austin.

    Advice to Management

    Look to people's skills and not their bloodline for permanent placement or advancement and show some compassion for your employees. If you make $500,000,000 on a project maybe give the workers who made that happen some paid time off or medical.


  7. "Not Flashy, but a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Market Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Market Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, Stability, Work load, Culture, Benefits
    **Of course, alot of these factors really depends on your team/boss - i've been lucky to land in a spot where both are great

    Cons

    can't think of much... doesn't offer free food but those companies that do usually require alot more time at the office

    Advice to Management

    keep it up!

  8. "A good employer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is good. Benefits are good. Work environment is good.

    Cons

    Too many extra hours expected.


  9. "Unethical company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Generally smart people to work with. Pay was decent as long as stocks kept going up. But drops way below parity when stock tanks

    Cons

    Management is all South Indians who only promote and help other South Indians. Very closed network of friends who milk the company. The head of this group is a snake known to backstab anyone to get ahead. He has pushed aside every manager he’s had and taken their job. Gary, you’re next.

    This group of Indian managers is known to hire competitors and then pump them for confidential information. After they’ve gotten all the insider info, they will discard them. If you’re joining from a competitor, your usefulness is only how much you’re willing to sell your insider information to them. Stay away!

    Advice to Management

    Gary Dickerson’s needs to watch his back. The snake is coming for you


  10. "Good"

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

    Pros

    working environment is very encouraging

    Cons

    have not found yet, will keep updating