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"Fast moving pace and highly competitve"

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Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Santa Clara, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Applied Materials full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Exposed to a lot of different technologies

Cons

Can be impersonal and unfair

Advice to Management

Stop trying to turn the place into Intel

Other Employee Reviews for Applied Materials

  1. "Salary and available training exceptional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good salary
    Training readily available
    Telecommuting available for some roles
    Company expects mutual trust and respect

    Cons

    Long hours expected
    Not all employees willing to share knowledge
    Accountability isn't always there
    Between workload and stress, one earns every cent they are paid

    Advice to Management

    Workforce is very educated and knowlegable. Management doesn't always concede this with their communication.


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    "Meatgrinder"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility with regard to telecommuting
    Above average salary and benefits

    Cons

    Company culture is you have to work real hard and put in insane hours so you have a chance of surviving the next round of layoffs. The moral of individual contributors is at rock bottom and management has no idea how worn down their employees are.

    Career advancement is only for those in political favor with upper management; job performance is not a factor.If your not one of the favored you are a cog in the system.

    Company locations in the US are ghost towns as a result of repeated layoffs and more work functions are moved off shore or outsourced.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to be like Intel or Varian, stop communicating to your employees in management double-speak, treat your people fairly on the basis of their skills.

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