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"Great Job best I ever had"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Great pay and decent benefits

Cons

more about on time less about quality..

Other Employee Reviews for Applied Materials

  1. "Tough atmosphere"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The knowledge level, professionalism and commitment of the IT staff is very high, good people to work with. Compensation can be very good.

    Cons

    Management can be somewhat arbitrary, IT often seen as a necessary evil, not a value add to the business. Constantly fluctuating silicon industry makes for a roller-coaster effect, things are good when it's up, bad when it's down. Heavy use of off-shore "outsourcing" makes strong team building difficult and a significant amount of re-work.


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

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

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