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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. "Challenging work, excellent compensation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Gloucester, MA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Gloucester, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent compensation & benefits, challenging work environment. Management does a good job of avoiding layoffs during down time

    Cons

    Economic ups & downs of the silicon industry. Work environment can be very demanding. Lots of travel for customer facing positions.


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