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Cymer Reviews

Updated Apr 30, 2014
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2.9 67 reviews

68% Approve of the CEO

Cymer Chairman and CEO Bob Akins

Bob Akins

(47 ratings)

42% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Love It!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsCulture - 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.

    ConsSlow adoption to current software and hardware systems.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Phenomenal

    Intern (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsPeople and pay are the pros of this company

    Conscould get dry at times are the cons

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the great intern program!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great company

    Mechanical Design Engineer (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    Prosbest place to work and great professional employeees

    Consthe meetings every week took up time with no purpose

    Advice to Senior Managementcut the engineering meetings with Jack

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Dynamic Company

    Field Service Analyst (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

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

    ConsThe experience has been great

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    Outstanding

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    Prospositive .. great financials ....superior facilities ....challenging work

    Consworks hours too long on some programs

    Advice to Senior Managementpeople first

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A great company and place to work for motivated people.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsHard 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very challenging and rewarding company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

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

    ConsIf 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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