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4.0
84% Recommend to a Friend
Applied Materials CEO & President Gary Dickerson
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Pros
  • "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 212 reviews)
  • "Benefits are good and Korea internal co workers are good(in 179 reviews)
  • "Good work life balance and able to work remotely(in 145 reviews)
  • "Good pay the closer ou are to the top(in 121 reviews)
  • "only salary is good mangament is worrest(in 110 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year
    Featured Review

    Excellent company

    Jun 12, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunity for development and growth in the organization Professional people and a great work environment Hybrid work and flexibility Learning and personal development

    Cons

    Currently, there are no cons

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee

    We're hiring !!

    Sep 29, 2022 - VP Business Development 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    #1 Semiconductor Equipment Company in the WORLD thanks to its EMPLOYEES. We hire the best of the best, and then TEST them to see if they're TOUGH enough to work for #1.

    Cons

    Working for #1 hurts more frequently than it might otherwise, if Executive Staff would realize the consequences of not being more observant and not listening to their most talented and Senior Engineers, who are not thrilled with the total compensation package when compared to Applied's competitors and adjacent industries. There isn't a "mass exodus" underway, but the core foundation of Applied Materials is aging out and retiring or getting fed up and leaving for greener pastures, leaving massive gaps that other senior staffers must stretch to fill until a suitable greenhorn can be hired and TRAINED by the same senior staffers who were already stretched to fill in the gap. So they stretch some more, tp train the newbies. Some of them get tired of being asked to do so much UNCOMPENSATED stretching, so they leave for greener pastures as well, and the downward spiral slowly gets wider and deeper. Executive Staff's aloofness is probably due to the fact that EVERY MS and PhD candidate and post-Doc wants to work at Applied Materials, so there is never a shortage of bright new talent to pick from. What Executives DON'T see yet (and BETTER see soon) is that there is a critical and worstening SHORTAGE of Senior Engineering "greybeards" to TRAIN these New College Grads (NCG's). We shake our heads in disbelief, and say what we can, but Senior Management's hands are tied because Executive Staff "doesn't want to hear it", so "quit rockin' the boat and be thankful that you have a job" and "why can't you just be a 'Team Player' and let's stay focused on the 'Long Game' ..." as if, presumably ... if we all just STOP making these frank and honest observations, that sometime in the future, the Corporate Justice Fairy will grace us with her presence, sprinkle us all with fairy dust, and all of these endemic corporate culture problems will magically disappear. Except, ... that's not how this works. That's not how ANY of this works.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work!

    Nov 25, 2022 - Engineer V 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance Flexible time off Stock options Medical plans

    Cons

    Some ambiguity at times on projects.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Salary

    Nov 22, 2022 - Gps Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Gain experience rapidly and develop skills

    Cons

    No direct training provided. Learn on the job.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great company

    Nov 21, 2022 - Customer Engineer II 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of directions within the company to per-sue.

    Cons

    Need to work on their training model.

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good company

    Nov 21, 2022 - Engineering Technician 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive pay, good benefits, good industry

    Cons

    Not much time off for hourly workers, your development opportunities really depends heavily on your manager.

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great experience

    Nov 19, 2022 - Project Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good company with great benefits

    Cons

    Lots of politics and the pay compared to the work is not equal across the board

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great tech and people

    Nov 17, 2022 - Process Engineer in Boise, ID
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Daily challenges, good customer, great co-workers, amazing technology

    Cons

    Path to director is primarily through sales.

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Good

    Nov 16, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very Good at most times

    Cons

    Sometimes at times not so good

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  11. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Great place to work

    Nov 16, 2022 - Planner in Gloucester, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Management is very supportive and promotes professional growth. Lots of new opportunities are always available.

    Cons

    Most significant promotions seem to be only in management roles.

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Applied Materials has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 3,352 reviews left anonymously by employees. 84% of employees would recommend working at Applied Materials to a friend and 81% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Applied Materials employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Applied Materials. 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 3.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.9 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Applied Materials to be benefits, career development, coworkers and the cons to be culture, management.

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APPLIED MATERIALS ANNOUNCES CASH DIVIDEND SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Materials, Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.26 per share payable on the company’s common stock. The dividend is payable on Sept. 15, 2022 to shareholders of record as of Aug. 25, 2022. The quarterly cash dividend is a key component of Applied’s capital allocation strategy. In the second quarter of fiscal 2022, Applied returned $2.01 billion to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases. The company had approximately $7.4 billion remaining in its share buyback authorization at the end of that period. About Applied Materials Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMAT) is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible a better future. Learn more at www.ap
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New Ways to Shrink: Further EUV Scaling Depends on Materials Engineering and Metrology Breakthroughs by Regina Freed Apr 14, 2022 A Brief History of 2D Scaling Traditional Moore’s Law 2D scaling defined the chip industry’s technology roadmap for more than half a century. In the Dennard scaling era through around the year 2000, we reduced transistor sizes by 50% every two years. We shrunk the gate that controls the on-off state of the transistor, and its length defined the node: 90nm, 65nm, and so on. We scaled the gate oxide proportionately, and chipmakers enjoyed simultaneous improvements in performance, power and area-cost—or “PPAC.” Looking back, progress was easy!
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