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Applied Materials has a long history of valuing global diversity. Our success depends on attracting, developing and retaining world-class global talent and we view diversity as a competitive advantage.

  • Work with integrity in a culture of mutual trust and respect

"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."

Gary Dickerson
President & CEO


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.


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


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.


  • "100 Best Corporate Citizens", Corporate Responsibility Magazine
  • "World’s Most Ethical Companies",
  • World’s Most Admired Companies”, Fortune Magazine
  • "Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World" Corporate Knight February 2016


  • "2016 Military Friendly Employer", GIJobs Magazine, December 2016
  • "Top Healthiest Employers", Silicon Valley Business Journal, September 2015
  • "100 Best Places to Work in IT", ComputerWorld, June 2015
  • "Top Greenest Companies in America", Newsweek 2015
  • "Most Innovative Bay Area Companies", Thomson Reuters
  • "World's Most Admired Companies", FORTUNE Magazine,
  • "World's Most Ethical Company", Ethisphere Institute, March 2016


  • "2015 Military Friendly Employer", G.I. Jobs, December 2014
  • "World's Most Admired Companies", FORTUNE Magazine,
  • "2014 World's Most Ethical Company", Ethisphere Institute


  • "2014 Military Friendly Employers", G.I.Jobs, December 2013
  • "ELCINA-EFY Award", Electronics Industries Association of India
  • "Golden Peacock Award for Human Resources Excellence"
  • "100 Best Places to Work in IT", ComputerWorld
  • "India's Best Companies to Work", SiliconIndia
  • "World's Most Ethical Companies", Ethisphere
  • "World's Most Admired Companies", FORTUNE Magazine


  • "2013 Military Friendly Employer", G.I.Jobs, December 2012
  • "World's Most Ethical Companies", Ethisphere


  • "100 Best Places to Work in Information Technology", ComputerWorld
  • "World's Most Admired Companies", FORTUNE Magazine


  • "2011 Top 100 Military Friendly Employers", G.I. Jobs, December 2010
  • "World's Most Admired Companies", FORTUNE Magazine
  • "100 Best Places to Work in IT", ComputerWorld