Applied Materials

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Applied Materials Reviews

Updated 18 January, 2015
Updated 18 January, 2015
620 Reviews
3.4
620 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You can expect a good work-life balance from the company just like many other Silicon valley companies (in 26 reviews)

  • Good benefits, decent location, free water from the water fountain (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can be a challenge, depending on the job function (in 38 reviews)

  • The only way to get a promotion is to fake working long hours (in 26 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    IT Service Management II

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Materials

    Pros

    A good place to work on; Provide good trainings. Very friendly working environment.

    Cons

    Hard to be promoted. work life is very balance.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company overall - Needs to promote more females to upper management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

    Good Company to Work for.

    Cons

    Might have to work very long hours including the weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more females. They work harder and are less political

  3.  

    Used to be great. Company making us take on new roles that are not interesting.

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Albuquerque, NM (US)
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Albuquerque, NM (US)

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

    Pay is good. The co-workers are fantastic.

    Cons

    Management is inconsistent. Jobs are drying up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to input from the people doing the work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Best work place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

    Cooperative environment with strategic vision

    Cons

    Requries some over time work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Good news is no news , No news is bad news , and Bad news is good news at applied materials

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Materials

    Pros

    Excellent company core business and management strategy

    Cons

    Outsourcing need to be reviewed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    James Morgan Had a great vision, New challenges are the Fablessness of devices makers, but I am sure foundries and their location is already matched the outsourcing .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Top notch company with many opportunities

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    Current Employee - R&D in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - R&D in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

    Great team environment and many chances fro advancement. Top benefits

    Cons

    The lay-offs in the 80's and 90's were scary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Customer Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Materials

    Pros

    Opportunity to make money and learn different technologies.

    Cons

    Will work many hours plus travel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Technical operations support

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

    possible full time employment with benefits

    Cons

    their enterprises environment structure with their organizations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Sr Architect

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    Former Employee - Senior Architect Information Services in San Jose, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Architect Information Services in San Jose, CA (US)

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Global Company with locations in all large cities. Transfer opportunities to low cost locations.

    Cons

    Long hours. Difficult to take vacation or time off. Layoffs happen every year and they lay off even for top contributors to keep costs down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more perks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Ok, but they need to communicate better

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, good future, clean

    Cons

    Ended contract after I had seizure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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