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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 for 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
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Approves of CEO

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    Used to be a great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applied Materials

    Pros

    Good compensation and work-life balance

    Cons

    Lack of focus/strategy by upper management
    Calture of silos and politics instead of results and improvement

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    great products, work like crazy

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Applied makes great products, market dominate player. standards benefits.

    Cons

    I saw my coworker dies! It is true! heart attack!
    stressful, hard work, 2nd shift, night shift, tool time is expensive; human time is cheap.
    Semiconductor industry is shifting to Asia, low pay, it is a river of no return. Do you want to compete with low pay competitors? Do you want to work with dangerous chemicals? Applied is the place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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