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"Brilliant people everywhere - but politics rule"

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Current Employee - Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (More than a year)

Pros

There are an astounding number of extremely smart and well-educated employees at Applied Materials (PhDs are everywhere). Flexible work environment as long as work is done. Big focus on R&D means budgets for engineers are prioritized.

Cons

Politics and silos are very strong.

Advice to Management

Be more open to people on the "other side" as they have alot to offer. Do not simply rely on outside hires from competitors, there is alot of talent already here.

Other Employee Reviews for Applied Materials

  1. "Good technology, but a big company with a lot of politics."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good bonus structure. good technology.

    Cons

    slow decision making and overly political. not a meritocracy.


  2. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Team was proactive in taking projects and keeping the work environment friendly as well as professional.

    Cons

    Management at some teams was not involved with the team members which left the employees on the threshold on choosing their project with no management overlooking as well as no feedback or consideration from the management.

    Advice to Management

    Get invloved with the your team.

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