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Working at Applied Materials in Sunnyvale, CA: 8 Employee Job Reviews by Real Employee working in Sunnyvale, CA Area

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On average, employees in Sunnyvale, CA at Applied Materials give their company a 3.6 rating out of 5.0 based on 8, whereas overall Average Rating of Applied Materials is 4.0 out of 5.0 based on 325 Applied Materials Review Ratings. The happiest Applied Materials employees in Sunnyvale, CA are Senior Engineering Technicians submitting an average rating of 4.3 and Equipment Engineers also with a rating of 4.3.

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4.0
Average Rating
(based on 208 Applied Materials Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
3.9
Growth Opportunities
3.6
People You Work With
4.4
Person You Work For
4.1
Rewards You Receive
3.8
Support You Get
4.0
Way You Work
4.1
Work Setting
4.0
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"Excellent place to work and gain organizational, analytical, troubleshooting and deadline demanding skills."
Posted 13 years ago in Austin, TX

Working at Applied Materials in Sunnyvale, CA: 8 Employee Reviews

Applied Materials Employee

"Great Company and good working culture"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Applied Materials Employee

"The job as a scientist is full of challenges and joy with excellent work/life balance."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

4.0
Applied Materials (325)

4.5 Highest Rated in this Industry is Genie Industries (19)
2.3 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Adams Thermal Systems (8)
3.7 Average of All Companies in this Industry (6,651)
Applied Materials Employee

"I've worked at a lot of companies in my career. Applied is by far the hardest company with the most rigid silos and infighting I have experienced. It's a great place to start your career. Any mid to late career types should consider other alternatives."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Software Engineer

"Great company, very interesting tasks. Good environment to learn new skills."

What do you like about working at Applied Materials?

"Good environment for self-development, challenging task to solve with decent salaries."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"To be ready to switch habitual environment, and willing to study something new."

What don't you like about working at Applied Materials?

"Because of the nature of semiconductor equipment industry, too much cycles of downturn with all related to this problems."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"To be focused not only on current financial results, make more long-term planning."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Business Development Manager

"I think the company is one of the greatest companies to start your career."

What do you like about working at Applied Materials?

"The company is very well organized, treats employees with respect and provides solid training for the task."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Good luck to you. Just be yourself and you'll do just fine."

What don't you like about working at Applied Materials?

"The company stays ahead of the market and constantly seeks the next innovation."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I think the company should stay focused on the innovation and service-oriented model."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Senior Engineering Technician
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 4.4 / 5
Support You Get 4.8 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4.3 / 5 Way You Work 3.9 / 5
Equipment Engineer
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4.6 / 5 Work Setting 4.6 / 5
Support You Get 4.7 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Company Culture 4 / 5
Way You Work 4 / 5
Senior Safety Engineer

"Applied Materials, great company to work for."

What do you like about working at Applied Materials?

"The best part of working at Applied Materials is the variety of projects and job assignments that I have gotten to work on in the 5+ years of working at the company. The people I have interacted with have been great in addition to the manager I have worked for."

What don't you like about working at Applied Materials?

"The instability of the semiconductor business is my least favorite thing about the company; with the company's revenue going into deep decline when the economy is suffering. These conditions bring about a lot of lay-offs and forced time off but it is necessary for the continued success of the company. In this way my criticism is more about the industry and not so much the company."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"It would be great if management could have a bigger picture view of things instead of what is good for today; but again this is an aspect of high technology and Silicon valley."

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