Applied Materials Reviews

Updated 26 August 2014
Updated 26 August 2014
577 Reviews

3.3
577 Reviews
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Applied Materials CEO & President Gary Dickerson
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    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

  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I had a budget of >$36M of which $10M was for R&D projects. All of the projects I initiated were fully supported by management and were all successful

    Cons

    Tough internal political challenges. never knew who was friend and who was foe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage entrepreneurship from all levels of the staff

    Recommends
  7.  

    Applied Materials

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working for Applied Materials. The culture was young, energetic, with new ideas, growth, and lots of work for the employee and the company. It is a high tech company with very intelligent and talented work force.
    The benefits were very good - the company took an interest in the individual employees.

    Cons

    In some of the management or team supervisor positions it very difficult walk away from the job at night - lots of overtime and calls at all hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Process Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Materials

    Pros

    Talent people and dynamic working environment. Lots of opportunities to get personal advancement (training, business travel around the world, business exposure, etc). Adequate R&D investment enable pursuit of innovations.

    Cons

    Organizational goal is not very clear and consistent.

  9.  

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    challenging environment from customer, narrow channel for development

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    Current Employee - Customer Engineer II
    Current Employee - Customer Engineer II

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

    Pros

    Leading company in industry with opportunities to work if these fit you

    Cons

    Pay scale is not too bad, benefit is not as good as before.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    nutral

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    big company, and more opportunities

    Cons

    industry is unstable, and company moves is slow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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