Best Places to Work in IT 2015 Employer Profile

No. 43, Large

Applied Materials

Santa Clara, Calif. [Pacific]

Why you want to work there

This maker of semiconductor production equipment in Santa Clara, Calif., prioritizes career development. An organizational leadership and development consulting firm works regularly with middle managers and entire IT teams to help individuals develop soft skills and to improve overall team performance. Management is encouraged to promote from within and recognizes strong performances with spot rewards, certificates and cash awards. Moreover, the CIO salutes individuals and teams with awards each quarter.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 7,222

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 178

IT employee turnover in 2014: 19%

IT promotions in 2014: 25%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2014: 5

Training budget per IT employee in 2014: $2,489