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Applied Materials is a great company (all things considered)!

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Former Employee - Engineer
Former Employee - Engineer

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

Pros

Get to work in the state-of-art, high technology area of semiconductors processing.
Well regarded and No.1 company in the industry.
Interesting, technically challenging work.
Great colleagues, employees, great diversity, representing culture, nationalities and universities.

Cons

Cyclical business leading to work-force reduction every 2-3 years.
Could be stressful or long hours, depending on the position.
Many cases hurry-hurry wait-wait situation.
To a small extent sometimes needless bureaucracy.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Cut your spending (& save) during boom times, not during down times;
May be that will help keep the heads that sacrificed for the company business.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Environment where innovative & results-oriented employees thrive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    + Over 10,000 patents; industry leader.
    + brilliant colleagues; very global
    + strong innovation & customer-focused culture
    + great use of technology in all aspects of the company including the supporting functions
    + base and total comp are good
    + over the past 2 years there has been increased focus on leadership values and management development

    Cons

    - Demanding environment
    - must be prepared to work hard; long hours
    - shutdowns are used to meet financial targets and employees are not always given adequate notice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shutdowns should not be used to meet financial targets. Must plan/forecast better to allow employees time to plan vacations as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Used to be a great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

    Good compensation and work-life balance

    Cons

    Lack of focus/strategy by upper management
    Calture of silos and politics instead of results and improvement

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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