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"Applied Materials semiconductor equipment company review"

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Current Employee - Director, Business Development in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Director, Business Development in Santa Clara, CA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Employee and customer focused messaging from Corporate perspective. Compensation structure (salary, bonus, RSU's, benefits) are competitive within Silicon Valley

Cons

Industry is susceptible to severe downturns every 3-5 years resulting in corresponding employee downsizing events. The company has invested large sums in the Solar equipment space which is currently dominated by the Chinese. Even though the company has tried to rightsize the business to make it breakeven in the hopes of a turnaround, my feeling is this will be a fruitless effort in the long run

Advice to Management

Stay focused on core technology in semiconductor manufacturing space.

Other Employee Reviews for Applied Materials

  1. "Mechanical engineer"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer III in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer III in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Friendly Work environment and good salary. There are many knowledge people to learn and good training system. Working hours are reasonable.

    Cons

    I have been working at Applied Materials Inc. for a little over 1 year. However, I have not found any thing so far. I can not think of any thing about cons.


  2. "Applied Materials was great training for me in the trenches"

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    Former Employee - Senior Process Support Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Process Support Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity
    Support of diversity
    Great training

    Cons

    Analysis of employee resources can be poor
    To quick to lay-off

    Advice to Management

    Employees are treated a bit too much as a number. Even rated as TC and having 10 years of CMP exp at R&D, field support, demo I was offered VSP. This was bad for Applied materials, but I am happy to not travel in this point in my life so it worked out.

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