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Applied Materials offers employees a number of financial benefits.

In most locations, employees may choose among:

Retirement Savings and Investment Programs

Applied Materials offers two programs that can help employees save and invest for the future:

  • Applied Materials' Retirement Savings Plan (401k)
  • Employees' Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)

Stock Programs

Applied Materials provides an opportunity for most employees to participate in the Global Stock Award Program and the Employees' Stock Purchase Plan. These programs link employees' financial success with the Company's success by providing the opportunity for employees to increase the value of their compensation package when the Company's stock price increases.

Global Stock Award Program

  • Stock awards for eligible employees upon hire
  • Annual stock award grants

Employees' Stock Purchase Plan

  • Purchase stock every 6 months at a minimum discount of 15% - over 5 years since 2002, employees have purchased stock at an average discount of 22.62%
  • Employees can contribute up to 10% of their base pay, up to a maximum of $6,500 per purchase period

Additional Benefits

Applied Materials sponsors several other benefits programs designed to help employees live healthy, creative and productive lives:

  • Credit Union Membership
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Service Awards
  • Tuition Reimbursement