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"The vision has been lost since the company founders retired."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Cutting edge technology. Very dynamic. Never boring. Intense. Challenging. Lots of bright, talented and creative people. There is always somethin new to learn.

Cons

Poor raises. Shutdowns. Constant layoffs. Reduced workforce with increased workloads. In fighting for control can make it difficult to work efficiently. Poor review processes. Men favored over women for promotions and who you know is more important than job skills.

Advice to Management

Non-management employees are a significant asset to the company and contribute a great deal to the sucess of the company, recognizing and valuing these employees could improve morale. Focus on core competencies. Remove the roadblocks that occur from in fighting for control and employee productivity will increase.

Other Employee Reviews for Applied Materials

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Shadows of former self"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, products at leading edge

    Cons

    last 10 years has seen hollowing out of a once good company... poor strategic decisions have left amat out of place and losing market share. can only grow through acquisitions

    Advice to Management

    new management on right track, but worry it will be too late


  2. "I love working at Applied Materials"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Applied Materials part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive Salaries, great working environment, lots of giving and volunteering opportunities, engaged and involved employees, active Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), health and dental benefits, paid time off

    Cons

    Frequent lay offs, job fear, stressed employees, limited number of open jobs, stressful hours for the manufacturing employees, working Christmas eve for manufacturers

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