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Global Diversity

Applied Materials has a long history of valuing global diversity. Our goal is to weave diversity into the fabric of our company, into all our processes, into day to day business practices, and company values. Incorporated into Applied Materials’ core values are two concepts that have helped shape a corporate culture that regards diversity as a competitive advantage:

  • Respect for the individual - Mutual trust and respect are shared by all.
  • Global Awareness - Embracing different perspectives leads to a wealth of opportunities

Applied Materials’ global community of employees is located around the world. Therefore, understanding different perspectives, taking advantage of varied approaches and working together in cross-cultural teams are intrinsic to the company and have been integral to our success. 

Vision


Gary Dickerson
President & CEO

 

"We want Applied Materials to be a place where exceptional people work together to shape the future. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our global talent. Attracting and developing employees with varied backgrounds and skills is essential to fuel creativity and innovation."

 

Recruiting

To support our global products and customer community, it is critical that we continually strive to hire a globally diverse workforce. Additionally, in the U.S. we have a number of strategic alliances with organizations devoted to the education and professional development of a diverse workforce, including:

For additional information please visit our Careers web page.

Employee Resource Groups

Applied Materials offers all employees the opportunity to participate in an employee resource group. Each employee resource group is organized around a particular shared interest or dimension of diversity and each group takes a unique approach to addressing the specific needs of its membership. Our employee resource groups work to create an open forum for idea exchange and to strengthen the linkage to and within diverse communities in support of Applied Materials’ business objectives.

Our Employee Resource Groups are committed to providing opportunities for employees to enhance individual effectiveness and job satisfaction through networking and professional development. Additionally, each group supports and drives a strong link between Applied Materials, our employees and our communities. For example:

AHORA Scholarship

Applied Materials’ Hispanic affinity group (HIP) partners extensively with the Hispanic Scholarship Consortium to provide scholarships to high-school students through fundraising and volunteer events.

Girlstart

Applied Materials’ women’s affinity group (WPDN) partners with Girlstart, a non-profit organization created to empower girls to excel math, science and technology, to raise funds for the Girlstart summer camp program.

Habitat for Humanity

Applied Materials’ African-American affinity group (LEAD) works with Habitat for Humanity in the construction of low cost homes to provide ownership to individuals whom may not otherwise have the opportunity.

Employee Development

At Applied Materials, opportunity is truly global – global organizations, global recruitment, global teams and global skills. Our global development offerings address areas such as innovating and interacting across cultures, building mutual trust and respect and global language development.

Community Involvement

Applied Materials understands the importance of social responsibility and the need to be a leader in the places we do business. Through both our core business and community efforts, we experience the profound impact we can have on improving the quality of life in our communities and the world we all share.

By donating our time, energy and resources where they can do the most good, we are collectively acting upon our belief that making a positive social contribution defines not only who we are, but what we do.

Education Initiative Targets Communities, Span Years

The award winning Applied Materials' Education Initiative helps meet the needs of students and communities and develops them for the future.

Life-Changing Innovation Earn Global Recognition

The Tech Awards, presented by Applied Materials, is a global program that recognizes innovators who use technology to address humanity’s most pressing problems around the world.

Support of Arts Promotes Cross-Cultural Understanding

Applied Materials is committed to supporting arts and culture programs in regions around the world.

Employee Giving Program

Through the Employee Giving Program, U.S.-based employees can support the nonprofit organizations or schools of their choice. For additional information please visit our Social Responsibility web page

 

Policies & Practices

At Applied Materials, we have policies and practices that support diversity and inclusion. These are some of the policies and practices that are helping us build a winning workplace.

  • Applied Anywhere (remote work program)
  • Domestic partner benefits
  • Education assistance program
  • Electronic job postings
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee referral program
  • Harassment-free work environment
  • Nondiscrimination policies
  • Open Door policy
  • Performance management by objectives

Recognition

Through its commitment to diversity and corporate citizenship Applied Materials over the years has earned top rankings on numerous prestigious lists including:

For additional information please visit our Awards web page.

2009

  • "World's Most Admired Companies", Fortune, March 2009
  • The "100 Best Corporate Citizens", CRO Magazine, March 2009

2008

  • "America’s Most Admired Companies", Fortune, March 2008
  • The "100 Best Corporate Citizens", CRO Magazine, Jan/Feb 2008

2007

  • "Top 50 Most Military-Friendly Employers 2007", by G.I. Jobs magazine
  • "Top Corporate Philanthropists", Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, July 2007
  • The 100 Employers in Electronic Design, Electronic Design Magazine, May 2007
  • Participant in Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index CRO Magazine, Jan/Feb 2008
  • "America’s Most Admired Companies", Fortune, March 2007
  • The "100 Best Corporate Citizens", CRO Magazine, Jan/Feb 2007

2006

  • "Top 50 Most Military-Friendly Employers 2006", by G.I. Jobs magazine
  • The "100 Best Corporate Citizens", Business Ethics, April 2006
  • Participant in Human Right Campaign Corporate Equality Index
  • "America’s Most Admired Companies", Fortune, March 2006
  • Calvert Leader Designation, Calvert, February 2006
  • Top 50 List of Giving Organizations in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times, July 2006
  • "Top Corporate Philanthropists", Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, December 2006

2005

  • "America’s Most Admired Companies", Fortune, March 2005
  • Training Top 100, Training Magazine
  • "Top Corporate Philanthropists", Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, December 2005
  • The "100 Best Corporate Citizens", Business Ethics, 2005
  • Top 50 List of Giving Organizations in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times, July 2005
  • Participant in Human Right Campaign Corporate Equality Index

2004

  • "50 Best Companies For Minorities", Fortune, June 2004
  • Fortune Magazine’s America’s 100 Best Companies to Work for
  • "America's Most Admired Companies", Fortune, March 2004
  • Training Top 100, Training Magazine

    Top 50 List of Giving Organizations in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times, July 2004
  • "Top Corporate Philanthropists", Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, December 2004