Applied Materials

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Applied Materials Reviews

Updated 9 September 2014
Updated 9 September 2014
579 Reviews
3.3
579 Reviews
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Applied Materials CEO & President Gary Dickerson
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Pros
  • Decent compensation packages and work life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • Good benefits, decent location, free water from the water fountain (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be a challenge, depending on the job function (in 36 reviews)

  • The only way to get a promotion is to fake working long hours (in 25 reviews)

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  1.  

    Internship

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials as an intern

    Pros

    People there are very knowlegable and nice.

    Cons

    People have pressure, a typical feature in semiconducting and electronic field

    Recommends
  2.  

    Trying to Mature

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary in general is very high. Lotsa smart people and definite room for career growth if you perform well and want it. Truly a global company, so you'll have the opportunity to interact with folks abroad.

    Cons

    Constant layoffs and reductions in force along with mandatory days vacation time selected for you. Sometimes you wonder why non-successful employees are allowed to stick around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great People great technology

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer III  in  Rehovot (Israel)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer III in Rehovot (Israel)

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Challenging, empowered , good compensation package
    good management , corporate and wellfare provide great suit of support

    Cons

    stressfull, working at the stretch
    time off policies, office culture, leadership, 20 words minimum

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    AMAT

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

    Diversity in opportunity to grow

    Cons

    Slow decision making, inadequate resources

  6.  

    A great company to work with

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice Place to Work.
    Good Work Culture
    People are cooperative
    Work life balance

    Cons

    You might get bored with the kind of work that is done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    not bad

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    Former Employee - Service
    Former Employee - Service

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    big company, many opportunities, travelling, dynamic, fun

    Cons

    you will end your career in exactly same level where you started, unless you are a 'family member'
    or you will die.Company will squeeze all your juice and then throw you out, or you will leave yourself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn appreciate people who care

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard Times Still Ahead

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Some real talent in the technology arena. Challenging work environment, lots of opportunities for movement within the organization. Pay and benefits are quite good.

    Cons

    Lay-off happy environment. It's getting more and more difficult to make money in this space and it shows in the daily stress place on employees. Total and complete GOOD OLE BOY environment. If you are a woman, middle management is the best you can hope to achieve there no matter your skills and qualifications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make an effort to add women to the ranks of senior management until you do it better without even thinking about it. It's embarrassing. Plan better, you know this is a cyclical business. Give the people who work there full time a little more feeling of job security.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the old Appled

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Materials as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Culture of company changed when Jim Morgan retired and Mike became the emperor. The new Varian leadership has improved the company, but will be more like Varian then the old Applied. Hopefully that equates to a positive.

    Cons

    Very difficult to maintain a work-life balance. Erosion of middle manager and individual contributor benefits and perts. Stock options use to be distributed to all levels in the company annually, now only execute level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    AVP's and above need to come down out of the clouds. Sit in and observe, unannounced, project and program meetings. Don't trust if everything looks calm above the water that is calm under the water.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Great pay, but easy to get into trouble due to the lack of communication between organizations

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay, work environment, co-workers and professionalism with co-workers

    Cons

    Silo's within the organizations and between organizations is a big challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get cross functional communications implemented

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It could have been better

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    Current Employee - Global Product Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Global Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Large size provides some advantage to the company

    Cons

    No career training. Poor pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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