Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 28, Large

Applied Materials

Santa Clara, Calif. [Pacific]
Applied Materials
Credit: Applied Materials

Why you want to work there

This Santa Clara, Calif.-based maker of semiconductor production equipment has a flexible work policy, allowing employees to work from home or other remote sites if they can't make it into the office. Career development is a cornerstone of the company's employee engagement strategy: Applied Materials supports IT employees who pursue certifications and other types of technical and soft skills training. The IT department has several employee recognition programs and, as part of a policy of promoting from within, makes an effort to identify people who would be candidates for higher-level jobs and gives them opportunities to get the additional experience they'll need to take on future challenges. The company has a strong compensation package. Perks include on-site wellness programs.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 7,816

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 179

IT employee turnover in 2016: 7%

IT promotions in 2016: 11%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2016: No set maximum

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $2,006

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 19

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 28

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 80%