Applied Materials Reviews

Updated 25 April, 2015
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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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  1. IT Service Management II

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Materials

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Hard to be promoted. work life is very balance.

  2. human resources manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Materials full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    great products, effective organization, decent leadership, used to be great , global, great supply chain management,

    Cons

    golden days have passed, stagnant growth , technical innovation is lacking , they seem to be stuck and lost

    Advice to Management

    get smaller not larger, look for new markets to exploit

  3. Sr. Manager Strategic Marketing

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Leading edge Technology
    - Great Engineers
    - Large global footprint
    - Diversity

    Cons

    Nothing Application that I know of.

    Advice to Management

    NA

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  5. Very much like my job!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

    Good and professional teamwork, Opportunities to travel around the world, top management is very structured and has a good approach to identify customer's problems and develop a differentiated product

    Cons

    A lot of travel because most customer and supply chain are in Asia. Equipment business is very cyclical ==> big up- and downswing

    Advice to Management

    Continue current approach of new product development, but don't add to much bureaucracy

  6. Applied

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice Environment, hospitality, mutual trust

    Cons

    Can't be disclosed open in pulic

    Advice to Management

    should be good to have some third party to ask for feedback

  7. AMIL is a great place to start your career

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    Former Employee - Algorithm Developer in Rehovot (Israel)
    Former Employee - Algorithm Developer in Rehovot (Israel)

    I worked at Applied Materials (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    High end microscope, high quality people in all positions

    Cons

    Very stressful, life is though

  8. Sr Process Technician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company , a lot of smart and talent people.Can learn a lot.

    Cons

    To much politics and favoritism, pay scale is not fair. Very hard work, some more than others.Need to get more younger worker's for the future.

  9. Feast or Famine

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Chandler, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Chandler, AZ (US)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    When times are good there's close to unlimited overtime. Your'e also able to see the world on the company dime.

    Cons

    The work is very cyclical and hard to plan your life. Sometimes the company wants you to travel on 3 days notice for months on end only to find that when you come back there may be nothing for you.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and actually stand by what you say. Dont forget that youll need to bring in new talent to eventually replace your aging workforce.

  10. Good Large Cap semi equipment company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applied Materials

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It's a good place to work with good salaries, benefits, with technically strong people and many others. Has perpetually been market and technology leader. This company (and others) enabled the electronics revolution.

    Cons

    Typical of any large company, opportunities for advancement are lesser but still available if you are aggressive enough. They outsource a lot and have been turning over their old workers at a very high rate. Lot's of uncertainty these days with the TEL merger coming up but if you are a young worker, this might be the place to cut your teeth. Be prepared for crash course in aggressive politics.

    Advice to Management

    Don't force something just because you feel like you have to, Gary. It's not possible with a behemoth like AMAT. Good stewardship is about all you should hope for with such a large company. Your customers do not want AMAT to own the market and will punish you for trying to. Respect your employees and stop the outsourcing to H1-Bs. Stockholders can never realize huge gains anyway. It's just not happening for them.

  11. Lots of room for improvement

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

    Great colleagues - lots to learn from them; Global footprint; technology leader in an industry with lots of exciting times ahead.

    Cons

    Significant number of employees have low morale

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