Applied Materials
3.2 of 5 527 reviews
www.appliedmaterials.com Santa Clara, CA 5000+ Employees

Applied Materials Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2014
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3.2 527 reviews

                             

72% Approve of the CEO

Applied Materials CEO & President Gary Dickerson

Gary Dickerson

(57 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Decent compensation packages and work life balance"
    in 20 reviews
  • "Good benefits compare to other IT companies"
    in 30 reviews
Cons:
  • "Very high expectations lead to tough work/life balance"
    in 33 reviews
  • "The only way to get a promotion is to fake working long hours"
    in 25 reviews
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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsVery talented workforce.
Very good employee benefits
Company strives to be the best in the industry

ConsCyclical semiconductor business causes periodic reduction in force

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Interesting: Learning & solving new problems on a day to day basis. Plenty to learn always!

Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
Hillsboro, OR (US)

I have been working at Applied Materials full-time for less than a year

ProsExcellent technology, smart people, cutting edge work, engaging and challenging projects

ConsLots of middle management, who only delegate and don't really contribute any demonstrable value to the organisation. Work life balance can take a hit as a consequence

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the organisational bureaucracy and middle management politics

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

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Global Product Manager (Current Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

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

ProsFlexible working schedule, benefits, technology leadership in many areas.

ConsLimited personal growth, middle management needs to be changed, leadership capabilities have yet to be proven.

Advice to Senior ManagementMiddle management is stale. Need change within Director and Senior Director ranks. To many VPs.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Applied Materials

Prosdiverse workforce, good place for growth opportunities

ConsCyclical industry nature leads to lot of ups and downs in business

Advice to Senior Managementnone

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

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great

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Applied Materials

Prosreally great for career development.

Conscyclical market affects how challenging work is

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An eye-opening experience of semiconductor industry

Dielectric Systems Module Intern (Former Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I worked at Applied Materials as an intern for less than a year

ProsFlexibe working hours, not-round-the-clock timing

ConsHighly research intensive, gap between management and employees

Advice to Senior ManagementListen out to employees about issues pertaining management position holder.

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

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Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Chennai (India)

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

ProsApplied has some of the best Semiconductor products

ConsEmployee reduction is happening almost every year.

Advice to Senior ManagementNA

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellence Workplace environment

SAP Consultant (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

Proswork-life balance, training, workflow needs

Consbenefits, too fast paced for those that cant hang

Advice to Senior ManagementYou know what to do

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

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Excellent company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

Pros1. Challenging work environment. 2. Excellent pay and benefits. 3. Great co-workers. 4. Lot's of opportunity.

Cons1. Very high expectations lead to tough work/life balance. 2. A few managers play favorites.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook closely at locations with high turn over and honestly assess the causes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great competitive environment. Technology driver environment

Process Support Engineer (Current Employee)
Mabalacat (Philippines)

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

ProsCareer growth. Constant Learning. Opportunity to travel

ConsInternal politics. Bureaucracy. Focus on profit.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove internal politicking to grow in career ladder. Focus on driving technology forward

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

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