Applied Materials - Good Company gone bad. New directions needed | Glassdoor
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"Good Company gone bad. New directions needed"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Global Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Global Product Manager 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

Good people working there and good people working in the past. Many have moved to our competition.

Cons

Poor management. Lost direction of our core focus as a company.

Advice to Management

Outsourcing our talent/creativity for the sake of a quick buck kills out ability to innovate in the future and release truly world-class products. Mike needs to move on. He has been a failure.

Other Employee Reviews for Applied Materials

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Was once a great company"

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


  2. "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

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