Applied Materials Reviews

Updated May 17, 2021

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Applied Materials CEO & President Gary Dickerson
Gary Dickerson
664 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work life balance & flexibility(in 143 reviews)

  • "Professional work environment that values motivated individuals with a strong work ethic(in 94 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Some groups have bad work life balance(in 108 reviews)

  • "Long hours, very few women compared to men(in 61 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Industrial Engineer

      Apr 9, 2021 - Industrial Engineer in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      Strong company outlook. Flexible working hours.

      Cons

      Occasional weekend hours required for projects.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good company to work for overall

      Apr 28, 2021 - Senior Global Product Support Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great Benefits - Very smart and amazing people

      Cons

      - Can be extremely busy depending which group you work for - Work quality isn't great because everyone is overloaded (at least for my group) - Success is measured by individual teams' objectives instead of aligned goals. (Your success isn't necessarily the project's success but whether you meet your assigned objectives or not.)

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work

      May 17, 2021 - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility, work life balance, good opportunities

      Cons

      Compensation is low, Stock benefit is low, mandatory trainings

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      The semiconductor industry pays well... be ready to weather the storm.

      May 4, 2021 - Customer Engineer in Malta, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Overtime opportunities. - Travel opportunities. - Lax management. Relatively easy to excel at. "You determine your own destiny within the company." "The biggest raise that you will get, is when you leave. The second big raise... is when you come back."

      Cons

      -Lax management. -This job does not attract/hire the best nor the brightest, so be prepared to work/deal with that. How do promotions work? 10% rewarded, 10% punished, 80% are ignored/valued. BTW: The deserving RARELY get the raises or promotions. Buddy up with the manager, threaten to quit (be ready to show a job offer), or transfer to a needy account.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Solid Company

      May 12, 2021 - Process Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
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      Pros

      Good company to be with now and good compensation and benefits

      Cons

      Long work hours and some disorganization in management at times

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company for better future

      May 13, 2021 - Project Management in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Environmental and Employee Focus. Excellent semiconductor manufacturing equipment. Great leadership.

      Cons

      Hiring as contractors before turning them to Permanent Employee

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      great company

      May 10, 2021 - Engineer in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      willing to work with you on schedule. very forgiving of mistakes

      Cons

      lots of overtime work available, some people dont know what a screwdriver is

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Fun Place

      May 13, 2021 - Technician in Austin, TX
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      Pros

      Steady work overtime and flexible.

      Cons

      None really I enjoyed my time there

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      PM workload in Engineering

      May 12, 2021 - Senior Mechanical Engineer IV in Santa Clara, CA
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      Pros

      A good deal of program level exposure

      Cons

      PM workload takes away from Engineering

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      great company to work at

      May 11, 2021 - Financial Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
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      Pros

      great culture and people at Applied

      Cons

      long hours are somewhat expected

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