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"Was once a great company"

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Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Austin, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Great people, very good benefits, used to have good training programs.

Cons

The culture of the 90's and early 00's is long gone. Solar was a total waste of time, talent, and capital.

The stock hasn't budged in 10 years, stock buy back - fail, dividend - fail, cash from $8B to $2B. What a train wreck.

Advice to Management

Mike needs to go. The company needs to focus on the core business again, just like what Jim did back in the day.

Other Employee Reviews for Applied Materials

  1. "Prime example of "The Good Old Boy Club""

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    Former Employee - Customer Engineer
    Former Employee - Customer Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money was good for the educational level if you're in the right position. Progressive industry that has a bright future if it doesn't ALL go overseas.

    Cons

    Doesn't really matter how hard you work or what your contributions are, you're either 'One Of The Boys' or you're not. Lower level managers are TERRIBLE about taking care of their buddies while disregarding the real performers. Upper management either doesn't know about this or more likely they don't care. Very little work / life balance. They basically feel like they own you. Benefits get whittled away little by little over time.

    Advice to Management

    You constantly talk about rewarding the doers but there is no fairness in the performance reviews. Applied review system has been broken for many many years and you can't just disguise this with with catchy new words. The doers are not being rewarded, the managers buddies are first.


  2. "Amazing place to learn semiconductor device and process flows"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very talented workforce, latest technology, good customer collaboration

    Cons

    Sometimes, it feels like AMAT product offerings are into a very wide landscape, and management tends to lose focus on priorities

    Advice to Management

    Streamline products, optimize resources, and get out of markets which do not seem to have long term visibility

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