Applied Materials

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Applied Materials was great training for me in the trenches

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Process Support Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)
Former Employee - Senior Process Support Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

I worked at Applied Materials full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Lots of opportunity
Support of diversity
Great training

Cons

Analysis of employee resources can be poor
To quick to lay-off

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Employees are treated a bit too much as a number. Even rated as TC and having 10 years of CMP exp at R&D, field support, demo I was offered VSP. This was bad for Applied materials, but I am happy to not travel in this point in my life so it worked out.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Too many Reorgs!

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer

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

    Pros

    Engineers are for the most part quite intelligent and easy to get along with.
    Many projects were quite interesting and cutting-edge.
    Good benefits package compared to similar companies (401K matching, employee stock purchase plan, health care).

    Cons

    Too many reorganizations -- I had a new manager every year.
    Bad project management in the division I worked in -- frequent late cancellations, scrambling.
    Office politics also frequently got in the way of project completion.
    During downturns, the cost-cutting was to the point of ridiculousness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Annual reorganization is highly disruptive and bad for employee morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Challenging work environment in cross-functional teamwork

    Cons

    Too much downturns in business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on new product development and find out what the key customers need ion each region

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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