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"great products, work like crazy"

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Former Employee - Process Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Process Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Applied Materials full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Applied makes great products, market dominate player. standards benefits.

Cons

I saw my coworker dies! It is true! heart attack!
stressful, hard work, 2nd shift, night shift, tool time is expensive; human time is cheap.
Semiconductor industry is shifting to Asia, low pay, it is a river of no return. Do you want to compete with low pay competitors? Do you want to work with dangerous chemicals? Applied is the place.

Other Employee Reviews for Applied Materials

  1. "Company in turmoil"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salaries and benefits are generous; telecommuting is encouraged especially in IT ; large company with multitude of opportunities throughout the company; employees are friendly and helpful and have been there for a long time

    Cons

    Poorly managed and lagging behind competition; consistent management turmoil and quarterly layoffs; lagging stock price and options; merger with Varian Semiconductor left power strife that is undermining company values and opening company up to more turmoil; greater than average turnover of employees

    Advice to Management

    Clearer vision and strategy to lead the company. Decide who is in charge Gary Dickerson or Mike Splinter and prevent more senior leadership attrition


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Mike Splinter continues to hang on as CEO"

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    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Experienced coworkers
    - Company resources
    - Customer focus

    Cons

    - Senior management lack of direction
    - Stock price
    - Living Quarter to Quarter
    - Outsourcing
    - Cutting medical benefits for employees
    - Continuous layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Good recent change with the new President, and finally a focus back on the Silicon Group, unfortunately a lot of business/marketshare has already been lost over the past number of years.

    Time for Mike Splinter to move on, and let Applied go back to being a growth company.

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