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"Environment where innovative & results-oriented employees thrive"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

+ Over 10,000 patents; industry leader.
+ brilliant colleagues; very global
+ strong innovation & customer-focused culture
+ great use of technology in all aspects of the company including the supporting functions
+ base and total comp are good
+ over the past 2 years there has been increased focus on leadership values and management development

Cons

- Demanding environment
- must be prepared to work hard; long hours
- shutdowns are used to meet financial targets and employees are not always given adequate notice

Advice to Management

Shutdowns should not be used to meet financial targets. Must plan/forecast better to allow employees time to plan vacations as well.

Other Employee Reviews for Applied Materials

  1. "Used to be a great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation and work-life balance

    Cons

    Lack of focus/strategy by upper management
    Calture of silos and politics instead of results and improvement


  2. Helpful (2)

    "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.

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