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15 Best Places to Work in Technology

These tech firms get the best ratings and reviews from current and former employees.
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15. Applied Materials

Image: AppliedMaterials.com
Image: AppliedMaterials.com


Website: AppliedMaterials.com

Founded: 1967

Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.

Employees: 18,400

Annual Revenue: $14.54 billion

Stock Symbol: AMAT (NASDAQ)

Software Engineer Average Salary: $123,104

Indeed.com Reviews: Applied Materials gets 4.0 out of 5 stars from Indeed.com users. They give it a 3.9 for compensation/benefits and a 3.7 for culture.

Glassdoor Reviews: This website's users give Applied Materials 3.7 out of 5 stars. In addition, 76% would recommend the company to a friend, and 87% approve of CEO Gary Dickerson. Job interviews are of easy to average difficulty (2.9 out of 5, with 5 being the hardest).

Of all the companies on the Indeed.com list, Applied Materials is probably the one that is the least well-known. It's a semiconductor equipment manufacturer; it supplies the tools, software and services that allow the rest of the technology industry to manufacture computers, smartphones, flat panel displays, electronics and solar panels. It was named one of Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies for 2017, one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World, and one of the 2018 World's Most Ethical Companies.


Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years. View Full Bio

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