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"Strategic Global HR!"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Human Resources in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Human Resources in Santa Clara, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

I studied HR Management before beginning my career at Applied. Unlike other organizations, the company focuses on driving strategic alignment and leveraging its talent to do so. There are so many areas to learn, develop, and make an impact within HR.

Cons

Applied Materials is actively indergoing strategic change that is multifaceted. As a new employee, it can be overwhelming to learn the ropes while so many things are in transition.

Advice to Management

No issues here yet...

Other Employee Reviews for Applied Materials

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Learned lots, worked on very cool technology, lots of education and advancement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Balanced quality of life if you're in the right group
    -opportunity for advancement
    -many educational and mentorship opportunities - good training, and development
    -generally, coworkers are pleasant to nice
    -easy to succeed

    Cons

    -Ongoing layoffs since 2002 leads to lots of politics, and lots of CMA-type work, rather than focusing on results, in anything above management level.
    -generally poorly paying for the bay area with no to little relocation cost of living adjustment, and very little year-to-year adjustment even for top performers.

    Advice to Management

    Wiser aquisitions, improve data-based decision making with company-standard enterprise class BI / Analytics tools, improve compensation


  2. "It was a very successful Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well-seasoned Engineering teams. Good benefits. Lots of skilled employees. Ability to influence technical solutions. In the past - lots of training to improve skills in all fields.

    Cons

    Hidden decisions. Frequent and unjustified lay offs. Outsourcing the most valuable developments to India and Russia. No loyalty to old-time folks.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate the results of unsuccessful outsourcing. Retain all talented and the most professional workforce in US. Re-hire all experts to restore Company's culture of 80-th and 90-th.

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