Cymer Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Scientist

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    Current Employee - Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Cymer full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Many smart people, not too political, active in the local culture

    Cons

    Time difference challenges with Europe, occasional evening work with customers in the far east, long travel periods

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work but also diversify the compensation and benefits more equally

  2. Good company, really depends what department you are in.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cymer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast pace research and development environment

    Cons

    Company politics, upper management, work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring more upper management and hire engineers

  3. Great way to start an engineering career at Cymer with very challenging problems to solve and a fun dynamic environment.

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Cymer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast pace, challenge, motivating environment, humor and fun!

    Cons

    Overwhelming projects and sometimes a feel of a lack of appreciation when given the best.

    Advice to Management

    Better manage the managers! Bullying is not acceptable and alternatives must be explored.

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  5. It was relaxed and good.

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    Former Intern - Web Applications Developer in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Web Applications Developer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Cymer as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Highly organized work culture. Good guidance from fellow employees.
    A lot of fellow interns present with me made me feel it more comfortable.
    Got to learn a lot about work-life balance.

    Cons

    Though at times good work can be done, we will be running around the organization to get permissions.
    At time, permissions are denied as well or simply expressed as inability to adapt change.

    Advice to Management

    Update the technologies being used.

  6. Good high-tech company

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    Current Employee - Technology Development
    Current Employee - Technology Development

    I have been working at Cymer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn and develop. Working with very bright people, fast paced and technology driven.

    Cons

    Pay is OK. Risky technology, inefficient and incoherent at times.

    Advice to Management

    Clearer vision and more effective communication.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Exciting place to work, lots of opportunity to contribute

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Cymer full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great high tech business, get to work with really bright folks, market leader, now an ASML company, leading lithography supplier, Pace is fast, but typically flexible, depending on status of your project. Expectations are high, but good work is appreciated.

    Cons

    Somewhat inefficient due to struggles of recent buy out, Varied quality of senior management staff. Cyclical Semiconductor industry. Normal risk with any high tech semiconductor equipment supplier,

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should stop micro managing. Leave the details to the middle managers and employees, Lead by example providing quality and not just speed. Take on fewer initiatives and changes, but do them well.

  8. Great Company to work for

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    Current Employee - EUV Field Service Engineer in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - EUV Field Service Engineer in Albany, NY

    I have been working at Cymer full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big company with a small company feel

    Cons

    No corporate cards. when traveling you on the most part have to pay then reinburst.

  9. Cymer review

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Cymer full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A very good. successful company with cutting edge technology. Real good compensation and bonuses for the whole workforce.

    Cons

    Workload may be too heavy at times.Intermediate and sudden requests to employees to take international trips to solve problems.

    Advice to Management

    Scientists are respected a lot as they are due. On the other hand SW developers not always get the respect and appreciation they deserve for the effort and the value they add. It may be a real good idea for the management to appreciate the contributions of SW folks and other engineering disciplines.

  10. Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cymer

    Pros

    good environment and good place to start up your career
    good environment and good place to start up your career
    good environment and good place to start up your career

    Cons

    full work pressure, and communication between manager and team is too bad
    full work pressure, and communication between manager and team is too bad

  11. Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Cymer full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pros - good benefits, smart people, good cafeteria, work-life balance

    Cons

    Cons - management switches strategy too often, unclear goals

    Advice to Management

    stick to a strategy for more than 2 months, follow the anticipate, plan, flawlessly execute mantra

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