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Applied Materials Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Work schedule is highly flexible allowing for nice work/life balance (in 73 reviews)

  • Great work environment and ethics (in 50 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance for people in manufacturing is nonexistent (in 67 reviews)

  • Long hours due to management making commitments that cannot be met (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    OK salary
    401K
    Stock Option
    The co-workers are the bst

    Cons

    Constantly going through cost cuts, even on the good years
    Do not value the employees


  2. "GPS"

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    Current Employee - GPS in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - GPS in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, Great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Work/Life balance is not so great

  3. "Buyer II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities to grow and move around at Applied.

    Cons

    Heavy workload and stressful environment.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great technology, good people, great opportunity to grow with the company, good atmosphere and org calture

    Cons

    Constant pressure to deliver under tight schedules. Not much room for mistakes


  5. "Growing Company"

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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

    Future looks bright, lots of new products in the pipeline.

    Cons

    Lots of employees have long tenure, used to doing things the same way.

    Advice to Management

    Embrace diversity of thought and experience.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - can be easy going at times
    - can find some great coworkers who will teach you

    Cons

    - can be hectic at times
    - long hours (sometimes)
    - some co-workers might not be as easy to get along with


  7. "Account GM, Managing Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time

    Pros

    Passionate leadership, good customer network, experience at major Chipmaker and tool manufacturer

    Cons

    I am an old ages

  8. "Mechanical Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flextime I.T. help is great

    Cons

    Many outsource employees very few American​s. No one is hired by applied.


  9. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kampong Changi (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kampong Changi (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good open culture, friendly, competitive pay

    Cons

    None. Need better pantry probably

    Advice to Management

    plan a more structured programme for interns?


  10. "10 years here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rehovot (Israel)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rehovot (Israel)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People, technology is incredible, influencing the world of electronics. Environment is comfortable, flexible hours, great for parents as well. Good pay!

    Cons

    Working hard and sometimes managers are too busy. Not very fadt in doing changes, but it's on the way there


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