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Mechanical engineer

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Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer III in Santa Clara, CA (US)
Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer III in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

Pros

Friendly Work environment and good salary. There are many knowledge people to learn and good training system. Working hours are reasonable.

Cons

I have been working at Applied Materials Inc. for a little over 1 year. However, I have not found any thing so far. I can not think of any thing about cons.

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  1. Applied Materials was great training for me in the trenches

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    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)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity
    Support of diversity
    Great training

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    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.

  2. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Annual reorganization is highly disruptive and bad for employee morale.

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