Applied Materials
3.2 of 5 528 reviews
www.appliedmaterials.com Santa Clara, CA 5000+ Employees

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Environment where innovative & results-oriented employees thrive

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
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 Senior ManagementShutdowns should not be used to meet financial targets. Must plan/forecast better to allow employees time to plan vacations as well.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Used to be a great company

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Pros: Good compensation and work-life balance Cons: Lack of focus/strategy by upper management Calture of silos and politics… More

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great products, work like crazy

Process Engineer (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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


Pros: Applied makes great products, market dominate player. standards benefits. Cons: I saw my coworker dies! It is true! heart attack! stressful, hard work, 2nd shift, night shift, tool time is expensive; human time is cheap. Semiconductor industry… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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