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Applied Materials is the world’s leading semiconductor and display equipment company. Its materials engineering solutions are used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. It is headquartered in California’s Silicon Valley, and has more than 33,000 employees in 24 countries.
Singapore serves as the regional headquarters of Applied Materials in Southeast Asia. Its presence in Singapore was established in 1991 and has grown from a sales and service office to a strategic hub for the company. Its teams support diverse functions across manufacturing, R&D and corporate functions, and lead Applied’s customer support services in Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore.
Manufacturing & Production
Source: Great Place to Work® 2019 Global Employee Engagement Study
"I was amazed by the rapid pace of the industry and its continuous advancements. It keeps you constantly learning and innovating, leaving no room for boredom," Tan Way Tat, Senior Director, Process Support Engineering
“Working in Applied as an Engineer is adventurous and exciting. I was able to overcome a variety of challenging situations and enhance my technical skills thanks to resources that were readily available in Applied Materials.” Grace Ho, Process Support Engineer
“As a young engineer, I have been involved in multiple aspects of our Industry 4.0 manufacturing projects – from strategy planning to ecosystem engagement to technical execution. This rich and varied experience highlights how Applied has a very conducive environment for innovation.” Kenneth Tan, Manufacturing Engineer
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To be eligible for the World’s Best Workplaces list, a company must apply and be named to a minimum of 5 national Best Workplaces lists within our current 58 countries, have 5,000 employees or more worldwide, and at least 40% of the company’s workforce (or 5,000 employees) must be based outside of the home country. Extra points are given based on the number of countries where a company surveys employees with the Great Place to Work Trust Index©, and the percentage of a company’s workforce represented by all Great Place to Work surveys globally. Candidates for the 2017 Worlds Best Workplaces list will have appeared on national workplaces lists published in September 2016 through August 2017.
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The Best Workplaces in Asia List
Great Place to Work® identifies the top organizations that create great workplaces in the Asian and Middle Eastern regions with the publication of the annual Best Workplaces in Asia list. The list recognizes companies in three size categories:
To be considered for inclusion, companies must appear on one or more of our national lists in the region, which includes Greater China (covering China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau), India, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka and UAE. For the 2021 Asia List, companies ranked on the national list in the Philippines will also be included. Multinational organizations must meet the following requirements:
Multinationals also receive additional credit for their efforts to successfully create an excellent workplace culture in multiple countries in the region. The data used in the calculation of the regional list comes from national lists published in 2019 and early 2020.