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"Good outfit for someone with the right personality"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Technical competence, size, commitment to customers
Opportunity to shape career path (for someone that takes charge of their career development)

Cons

Seeming lack of strategic vision
Dilution of long term focus to meet short term wall street commitments

Other Employee Reviews for Applied Materials

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Poor work-life balance, but interesting technology to work on"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist
    Current Employee - Scientist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401K)
    Opportunity to work on next generation semiconductor processing equipment
    Good technical colleagues

    Cons

    Poor training for job role
    Compensation a little below average
    Long hours depending on your manager
    Work pager/cell phone required
    Odd meeting times depending on customer location
    Poor direction from upper management


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Meatgrinder"

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