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"Retired from good big Co."

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Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

- Stable company
- Generally treats people well
- Good benefits

Cons

Big Co. - Hard to get recognized for good work.
Tied to Semi industry - Results in periodic layoffs.
Promotions tend to be given to people in right "Cliques"

Advice to Management

Give more attention to rewarding top performers, not mgmt buddies.

Other Employee Reviews for Applied Materials

  1. "Good compensation; great co-workers"

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    Current Employee - Controller in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Controller in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    total compensation; great co-workers. constantly gaining new technology; very innovative place. Bonus plan has now moved toward perfomance based vs. straight profit sharing. younger work force. Mgt does allow you to take control and decide on what idea will work.

    Cons

    no work life balance. Upper mgt constantly pushes you to take on more work. Not sure if I could end my career here once I start a family. The time commitment does not allow a lot of free time . Operations does not always understand that we run a business and they should treat their decisions with the same level of improtance as in their personal life

    Advice to Management

    flex time. Don't push everyone so hard. A good employee will get the job done.


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    "Applied Materials rewards long term dedication and commitment."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management encouraged ownership and entrepreneurial risks without micro management allows staff to develop their careers based on their core skills and beliefs. Strong company core values that are well understood throughout the company. Good commitment to support management and leadership training and development programs.

    Cons

    Long hours leading to poor work life balance. Management turnover can lead to reinventing the wheel too often. Limited encouragement for individual contributors can lead to non people management staff in a management role. Lack of discretionary reward options outside of company programs can discourage lower level recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your staff more including at a personal level. Encourage mentoring programs and staff face to face engagements. Speed up high level decision making review and approval process.

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