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Average Rating
(based on 205 Applied Materials Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.9
Growth Opportunities
3.5
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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"Applied is a strong company in the semiconductor industry. For semiconductor professionals, there are many product divisions. It offers challenging assignments, and good working conditions. The company is progressive with technology for use in the office. It is a global company that will expose you to opportunities all around the world. I was fortunate to work in Germany, Spain, China, Taiwan, and Korea. Overall a good place to work if you are results driven, and constantly seek to add value."
Posted 7 years ago in Santa Clara, CA
Applied Materials Employee
in Austin, TX

"The people are great, but the environment can be difficult to adapt to. Compensation is awesome, but don't bank on bonuses. Health benefits are sub-par. Death by meetings, which is pretty standard in large corporations these days. There is very limited avenue for growth, and rising tends to involve switching departments or even leaving and returning. There is a constant worry about layoffs due to realignment of resources toward R&D (code words). A lot has been outsourced. Enthusiastic CEO."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Customer Engineer
in Hillsboro, OR

"I have worked for Applied Materials for 2 years, thru all the time that I needed off for military, family matters, the company was really willing to work with me. They provided all the training that I needed, I was able to be a Customer Engineer at Intel working on High Density Plasma."

Person You Work For 4 / 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
in Austin, TX
Person You Work For 4.3 / 5 People You Work With 4.3 / 5 Work Setting 4.3 / 5
Support You Get 4.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.3 / 5
Company Culture 4.3 / 5 Way You Work 4.3 / 5
Mobility Infrastructure Specialist
in Austin, TX

"Culture is good and lots of things to learn as they have latest technology to work with."

Person You Work For 3.3 / 5 People You Work With 3.3 / 5 Work Setting 3.3 / 5
Support You Get 3.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.3 / 5
Company Culture 3.3 / 5 Way You Work 3.3 / 5
CMMI Lead Coordinator
in Secaucus, NJ

What do you like about working at Applied Materials?

"Work culture, benefits and rewards, team cohesion and team activities and everything."

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

"I truly like this company and there is nothing that I can think of."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Customer Service Engineer
in Santa Clara, CA

"AMAT Closed the facility in Fairfield CA."

What do you like about working at Applied Materials?

"I was there for twenty years, lots of history and friends."

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

"Be very patient, the whole process takes a long time."

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

"I was able to travel extensively throughout Asia and Europe."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Come down to Earth. Try to bring back jobs to the US."

Person You Work For 5 / 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 4 / 5
Strategic Marketing Analyst
in Santa Clara, CA

What do you like about working at Applied Materials?

"I like about the type of work that I did, which had an impact on the company's strategic direction."

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

"Try to succinctly communicate what aspect of their experience can solve the company's near-term issues/problems."

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

"I found that resources were stretched a little too thin."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would suggest the management team hold internal employee meetings more often to listen what they have to say about the company, the direction of the company, etc."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Member of Technical Staff
in Austin, TX

"Miserable, penny pinching."

What do you like about working at Applied Materials?

"The best thing I like about working for Applied is to finally leave the miserable business of semi manufacturing!"

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

"My best advice would be to not interview, as you will be miserable there."

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

"Industry is moving out of US to Asia. If you are not an Asian, you have no future here."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Not much to suggest. There are huge industry related problems and pressures on revenue, and constant concerns about lay offs. No easy solutions, I am sorry for everyone working there, including management."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Software Engineer
in Sunnyvale, CA

"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
QA Tester
in Santa Clara, CA

What do you like about working at Applied Materials?

"Flexible, and good working environment, technical advancement benefits, trust, etc."

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

"No, just try your best. You will be successful."

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

"Something except flexible, and good working environment, technical advancement benefits, trust, etc."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Add more in addition to flexible, and good working environment, technical advancement, etc."

Person You Work For 4 / 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
Business Development Manager
in Sunnyvale, CA

"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 Manager
in Santa Clara, CA

What do you like about working at Applied Materials?

"Good colleagues, up to date technology, good and flexibility work environment."

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

"Be yourself and bring in new/up to date technology and know-how."

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

"Career growth and development. Business goes into up and down cycles."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Management is planning and making good progress for improvement and development."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Executive Administrative Assistant
in Tempe, AZ

"Moving from Silicon Valley to a smaller office was a challenge."

What do you like about working at Applied Materials?

"Amazing company, that treated their employees like family. Well respected in all aspects of the job."

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

"Know that they will be the IT and facilities person on site."

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

"Making the transition to a smaller office from the corporate office was a challenge. Having no on site IT department or facilities department meant that we had to do it ourselves."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keeping the employees informed of what the corporate office is doing is so important."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Systems Administrator
in Santa Clara, CA

"It was a wonderful place to work and good management."

What do you like about working at Applied Materials?

"It was the great people and the great management during the time I was there."

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

"It's good to have experience in international markets and diverse current technology."

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

"The culture and management changed when the CEO and CFO left the company."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep the good people and management to grow the business with great innovative ideas."

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 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Software Development Manager

What do you like about working at Applied Materials?

"The people are very experienced and we learn a lot from each other. The international customer base and international exposure."

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

"Be willing to work with people in India, UK, Korea and China."

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

"Applied Materials is very profit focused company that drives them to make bad short term decisions about people and software investment."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"They should invest more in their legacy software. The legacy software is profitable and the profits should be re-invested back into the product."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
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