Material Planners at Applied Materials give their company a 3.7 out of 5.0, while the average rating for Applied Materials is 4.0, making them 8% less happy than every other employee at Applied Materials and 3% less happy than every other Material Planner on CareerBliss - the happiest Material Planners work for Arrow Electronics.
"A great place to work, good people, open opportunities for advancement, great environment to excel and learn more."
What do you like about working at Applied Materials?
"Give me the opportunity to learn more about supply chain management, constant changes in technology and fast paced environment. The high energy that you feel in everyone, the commitment to accomplish the work with high standards, everyone working together to achieve the same goal and with enthusiasm. The dedication and commitment of the company for the well being of their employees, the training opportunities, the open door policy and accessibility to management. Real equal opportunity based on performance, not acquaintance or relation."
Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?
"Most of all you have to have the desire to do a good job every day to run the extra mile when you have the opportunity to see the results of your hard work and have the satisfaction to see your accomplishments day in and day out, that gives you the energy to return the next day."
What don't you like about working at Applied Materials?
"The only problem they have is the ups and downs of the industry. By being in the semiconductor industry the market can have drastic changes in demand; therefore, there were many lay-offs about every two or three years and we lost many good people in these turns."
What suggestions do you have for management?
"Have an open mind, I know there are rules and regulations but sometimes you have to go out of the box to accomplish special steps and accomplish something wonderful and beneficial to the organization. In general use good common sense not everyone is exactly alike and managers have to have not only the knowledge of the organization but have strong personnel management skills to be able to use their most strong asset the people that work for them."
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