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"Very good place to work and to work hard to make a difference"

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Current Employee - Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Technology leader
Opportunity
Good compensation
Nice people
Nice work environment
Trust and mutual respect
Innovative market leader with a strong portfollio of products

Cons

AMAT has underperformed in the stock market in the last few years which is a concern give the enormous potential of the company

Advice to Management

Continue to focus on the customer. One of AMAT's core values is the customer and great companies think of the customer in every business decision

Other Employee Reviews for Applied Materials

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good products, good intentions, but too bureaucratic and run by too many technologists without good business sense"

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    Former Employee - Director, Biz Dev in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Director, Biz Dev in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good oportunities for growth
    Pay and benefits were pretty good
    Good intentions to divesify into solar and solidify lead in semi
    Great opportunity to change the game in semis with a focus on service (but don't thnk they will execute)

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy make it diffuclt to really get things done
    CFO is very powerful in the company, almost seems to be running it like a PE-owned biz
    Senior execs (corporate VP and above) have good risk-taking appetite, but mid-level management (MD to VP level) are not very business savvy and can not think through issues enough to take risk
    Disfucntional decision making (e.g. formal meetings where decisions are not made and then real decisions are made 1:1 where the real experts are not there to opine
    Stock not moving in 10+ years, CEO making +$10M/yr, other C-levels making $5M/yr -- where is accountability???

    Advice to Management

    Grow a pair and truly cut the bottom performers within the mid-level mangement ranks (MD to VP)


  2. Helpful (1)

    "some really nice people work there but they seem to work really long hours"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great. Its a really large company and there are many opportunites to get work in other departments

    Cons

    Management at least in my case didn't respond to e-mails or even phone calls sometimes. There was little appreciation from management of the work done but if something didn't get done you would herr from them quickly.

    Advice to Management

    They need to train their managers better. If their managers showed the employees more respect and appreciation it would make it a great place to work.

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