Applied Materials - It requires a lot of work, but people around you are pretty chill. | Glassdoor
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"It requires a lot of work, but people around you are pretty chill."

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Current Employee - Process Engineer II in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Process Engineer II in San Jose, CA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Very nice people. Flexible supervisor.

Cons

A lot of work, and OT.
Customers are painful.

Advice to Management

Try to be more efficient. Treat employs better. Laying off is not the only solution during the downturn.

Other Employee Reviews for Applied Materials

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Top management doesn't seem to understand the business they are in"

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn a wide array of technologies
    Best talents in the industry
    Flexibility to move around
    Annual ET Conference

    Cons

    Stagnant industry, little space for professional growth
    Lower profit margin compared to some single product companies such as Lam
    Compensation started to lag among peers (from my knowledge)

    Advice to Management

    Technology only is not enough, customer also needs quality and productivity
    Build stronger local teams that are capable and close to customer
    Have some material objectives other than the slogan "escape velocity"


  2. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was a good solid company with strong values.

    Cons

    Micro management within groups and roller coaster industry with ramps and downturns.

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