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Applied Materials is a great company (all things considered)!

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Former Employee - Engineer
Former Employee - Engineer

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

Pros

Get to work in the state-of-art, high technology area of semiconductors processing.
Well regarded and No.1 company in the industry.
Interesting, technically challenging work.
Great colleagues, employees, great diversity, representing culture, nationalities and universities.

Cons

Cyclical business leading to work-force reduction every 2-3 years.
Could be stressful or long hours, depending on the position.
Many cases hurry-hurry wait-wait situation.
To a small extent sometimes needless bureaucracy.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Cut your spending (& save) during boom times, not during down times;
May be that will help keep the heads that sacrificed for the company business.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Environment where innovative & results-oriented employees thrive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Applied Materials full-time (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 ManagementAdvice

    Shutdowns should not be used to meet financial targets. Must plan/forecast better to allow employees time to plan vacations as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was a very successful Company

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Well-seasoned Engineering teams. Good benefits. Lots of skilled employees. Ability to influence technical solutions. In the past - lots of training to improve skills in all fields.

    Cons

    Hidden decisions. Frequent and unjustified lay offs. Outsourcing the most valuable developments to India and Russia. No loyalty to old-time folks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate the results of unsuccessful outsourcing. Retain all talented and the most professional workforce in US. Re-hire all experts to restore Company's culture of 80-th and 90-th.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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