Applied Materials

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Applied Materials Reviews

Updated 17 December, 2014
Updated 17 December, 2014
607 Reviews
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607 Reviews
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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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    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
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    Final Test Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Pay and great people

    Cons

    Excessive hours schedule is day to day

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Applied Materials are Demanding Professionals

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    Former Employee - Messaging Administrator in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Messaging Administrator in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at Applied Materials as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    World class organization, strong work ethic and very efficient work force. World class infrastructure, and very capable leveraging of international work force.

    Cons

    Word Class operation of engineers under lot of pressure. They are efficient and move quickly, and as a consequence are reluctant to indulge those not on their level. There are staff that can sometimes be demanding to the point of being rude, and engineers are socially insular to begin with, so it can be a stressful work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    .ALso, there is a very distinct two class system in the corporate culture: VIPs and every one else.. This causes dis enfranchisement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good work life balance

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Very smart and competitive people. I enjoyed working here

    Cons

    Pay structure can be better.
    Too much business processes to follow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Interesting

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

    new, high tech, interesting , nice salary

    Cons

    hard work, lots of people

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    goood but tough

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Materials

    Pros

    fast moving and many expert

    Cons

    high pressure, change direction too often

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at applied materials, bangalore for 3 Years as a software engineeer.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance.
    Very smart and talented people.
    Good salary for a company of its stature.
    A good company to settle down.
    The annual salary hike is better than most companies in its range.

    Cons

    Not an ideal place for a CS grad to start his career, because the work there requires more of understanding the semiconductor manufacturing process, than your CS knowledge
    . On top of that even the CS work there is mostly maintenance as the core technical work is done in santa clara.
    But if you like the domain and are willing to sacrifice your CS dream, then the domain itself is interesting and has a lot of oppurtunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before recruiting new college grads for Software engineer position,make sure that they are really interested in the domain.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    process engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    hard work usually get rewarded although not always. benefit is good, esp. 401k

    Cons

    no work-life balance. management don't know how to reject customer unreasonable requests

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    Operation Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Materials

    Pros

    Above average benefits and compensation, open working environment, lots of opportunities to learn and training

    Cons

    too large org structure, very few strong convincing leaders, chance to get promoted so so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on technical differentiation, efficiency and productivity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    My review

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Applied Materials was great back in the day. I really enjoyed the 401k matching and profit sharing plans. Decent paid time off plans too.

    Cons

    Too many layoffs so it's a very nerve wracking environment. Also, not a great work life balance so it seems like you have to do one or the other - devote yourself to work or have a family.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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