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Cymer Reviews

Updated April 30, 2014
Updated April 30, 2014
68 Reviews

2.9
68 Reviews
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Cymer Chairman and CEO Bob Akins
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48 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Competitive pay and benefits package (in 4 reviews)

  • The machines are cutting edge, and it's possible to get some good hands-on experience in their labs (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management has a hard time because the technology is so difficult and changing so rapidly (in 6 reviews)

  • Lopsided work life balance causes burnout and high employee turnover (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Love It!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Culture - Great focus on employees and their families. Multiple events are hosted each year to celebrate employees' hard work and bring people together. The company has a strong desire to give back to the community that is clearly shared by its employees with a ton of volunteer hours each year.

    Management - They are genuinely interested in your career path and progress. They offer a guiding hand without micromanaging and hard work is definitely recognized and rewarded.

    Coworkers - I really enjoy the people I work with in my department and at the company in general. Everyone is very nice and most are easy to work with to accomplish common goals.

    Cons

    Slow adoption to current software and hardware systems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Phenomenal

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    People and pay are the pros of this company

    Cons

    could get dry at times are the cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the great intern program!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    best place to work and great professional employeees

    Cons

    the meetings every week took up time with no purpose

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cut the engineering meetings with Jack

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Dynamic Company

    Current Employee - Field Service Analyst  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Field Service Analyst in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Access to C-level executives
    Ability to work on real issues facing the company
    Autonomy (managers do not micro-manage)

    Cons

    The experience has been great

  6.  

    Outstanding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    positive .. great financials ....superior facilities ....challenging work

    Cons

    works hours too long on some programs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people first

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great company and place to work for motivated people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Hard work and dedication are often recognized and rewarded
    There are high expectations for everyone who works at this company, which means your co-workers are generally both competent and personable.
    Executives/Supervisors are extremely hands on and approachable
    The company understands very well that the details count and it is extremely rare to see anyone cut corners.

    Cons

    The third party companies we sometimes need to go through to order supplies are often a waste of both time and money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut out some of the middle-men who supply us when going directly to the source could save both time and money. This could streamline not only that process, but also the resulting workflows as well.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very challenging and rewarding company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Cymer offerrs unlimited career opportuity and advancement for those willing to work hard and smart. Manages the downturns well and is consistentlyi the technology leader.

    Cons

    If you want a career where showing up is 90% of the job, then Cymer is not the place for you. It is expected that employees all be engaged with the company goals and work industriously to acheive them.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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