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"Adequate pay, poor teamwork"

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Former Contractor - Financial Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
Former Contractor - Financial Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Applied Materials as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

As a consultant, my hourly rate was at the market rate. I was given the tools to do my job. The on-site cafeteria was very convenient and the food was offered at reasonable prices.

Cons

Employees and consultants need to work together better. People seem to be only interested in themselves and their own career.

Advice to Management

Take a long-term view. Only looking as far as the next quarter isn't productive. Teamwork is needed to work on large complicated projects, and should be improved.

Other Employee Reviews for Applied Materials

  1. "Great place to work, but demanding"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Managing Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic and fast-paced, compensation is excellent, good teamwork and collaboration, incredibly bright and dedicated colleagues. The company invests a great deal in developing the skills of its workforce. Communication from senior management is usually quite good.

    Cons

    Very cyclical business often leads to sharp cost-cutting and reductions in force. While the compensation is excellent, management sometimes tends to view that as the cure of all "ailments".


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to be"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer III in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer III in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best job I've ever had. I only work 50 hr /wk. Way better than Google, Apple, or LAM. But not Samsung. My friend works at Samsung, and he gets bigger bonuses

    Cons

    CEO Mike Splinter is a joke. Been there way too long. Salaries seem lower than other companies. If you have a bad boss, you're job will suck anywhere

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to keep your top talent

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