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"Very good technology company"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Work with some of the best technologist in the field. Work on leading edge technology development. Have the flexibility to move to a different job function

Cons

Since I have not work for another company, I do not know how to compare. I feel career development could be slow, but other company people may say the same

Advice to Management

The new management is doing very good job.

Other Employee Reviews for Applied Materials

  1. Helpful (1)

    "AMAT Life"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Materials as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company pays well and is great if you are a salaried employee.

    Cons

    Manufacturing and hourly employees have zero work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the hourly and manufacturing employees and their families with more respect. They shouldn't be expected to sacrifice their lives for company earnings and management production bonuses.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A company with good bones, in need of new direction"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    One of the only places in Silicon Valley where you can do scientific engineering work and be well paid. Capital equipment for semi and display is in a strong position that isnt' going anywhere soon. You may get lucky and be able to work on truly cutting edge stuff. Chance to impact future of semiconductor, display, or other technology world.

    Cons

    Older workforce and a lot of institutional inertia. Young people get chewed up quick and there are many layers of management that are pretty much useless. Many many directors and middle managers overseeing a small number of overtaxed engineers doing menial tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Try something different. The merger with TEL is a good start. Think bigger, though.


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