ASM International NV

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ASM International NV Reviews

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  1.  

    Plenty of opportunity to move within company, Unusual level of employee loyalty

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer II in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer II in Malta, NY

    I have been working at ASM International NV full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, HR never loses sight that employees are people, not just resources. Great people to work with, company is supportive of internal transfers with a wide range of positional responsibilities.

    Cons

    Typical large corporation confusion. Lack of clear company vision at worker level. Too much energy spent putting out fires versus proactively preventing them. Wheels of change can be very slow with regard to updating procedures, processes and methods. Company systems are comprehensive, but utterly un-intuitive with next to useless users manuals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication. Dissemination of company vision to all levels of employees. Too many people have no idea what the mission statement of the company is, and how their respective position directly contributes to company success, and ultimately their own. Without this clarity I see way too many people who view their job as a paycheck, not as "Part of the Team" trying to "Win the Game".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good place to work if you can live without job security.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at ASM International NV

    Pros

    You are usually given enough time to get tasks done, and given proper tools to get them done. Performance appraisals are fair unless you are grossly incompetent.

    At times, the work itself can be interesting and challenging. You are given opportunities to become the key "go-to" person for key technologies.

    Opportunities for travel exist. These trips provide good opportunities to visit and spend time in foreign lands.

    As an employer, ASM is very fair to its employees. Many employees have left the company, only to return a few years later.

    Cons

    No job security to speak of. When manufacturers are investing in capital equipment, ASM hires like crazy. When equipment orders dry up, lots of folks get laid off..

    From a software development point of view, there is very little opportunity for design and architecture. Most of the development is maintenance activities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to mitigate the "boom or bust" employment staffing levels.

    Be more proactive in developing new technology.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience. Survived several layoffs. Some great individuals. Management failure.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Process Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Staff Process Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at ASM International NV

    Pros

    Good vacation, increased every 5 years. Good medical benefits. Little to no micro-management, you are left to get on with the job. Flexible working hours, can even work from home on computer-stuff. Good collaboration but only from like-minded individuals.

    Cons

    Clique-ish departmental rivalry. Favoritism is rife. Little to no company-wide team spirit. Upper management reactive, not pro-active. Manufacturing relocated to Singapore to reduce costs, but quality suffered so overall the decision was a bad one. Product development didn't listen to engineers much, but made the same changes if requested by customers. Travel policy a disaster for travellers. HR department is pitiful. Programs for employee development are announced but never implemented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee satisfaction must become a core value at ASM, or the company will never become the big player it could be.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong technical people, weak senior management

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at ASM International NV

    Pros

    Company has leveraged a couple of good decisions in the past - buying small Finish ALD company. Now the clear industry leader in this key enabling technology.

    Cons

    Senior management is weak, and not well tuned into the needs of the company (for a medium size company). Surprisingly large culture gap between Dutch owners and American employee's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management can't be afraid of making key business decisions. Company needs to be better focused on what is best for the company, not just say yes to whatever customers ask for.

    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not much a company can offer

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Marketing in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at ASM International NV

    Pros

    Quite work place with an average work load.

    Cons

    very old way of thinking. Seems the company is not growing for years. No communication between the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Straightforward

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Database Designer in Chagrin Falls, OH
    Former Employee - Database Designer in Chagrin Falls, OH

    I worked at ASM International NV

    Pros

    Easy going workplace
    Friendly demeanor encouraged

    Cons

    Management seemed oblivions toward how project I worked on should proceed forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to leverage your talent in a better way. A large majority of employees are "twiddling their thumbs" while they wait for a real opportunity to come along.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overextended - Always.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASM International NV full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Normal benefits better than the usual these days, international teamwork.

    Cons

    Rediculously long working hours 10~12 per day consistently, poorly designed business model, lack of support, no bandwidth to focus on quality, very ambiguous environment, thankless work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change management requires leaders, not engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASM International NV

    Pros

    Good company to break into the semi-conductor industry with. Lots of leading technology and innovation.

    Very flexible work schedule. Managers try to make you happy.

    Cons

    Really can't think of any, sometimes it can be a bit slow but other than that it is a good place to work.

  10.  

    unfair, bias , lying , tool thieves.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanic/Journeyman
    Former Employee - Mechanic/Journeyman

    I worked at ASM International NV

    Pros

    paycheck clears, benefits are payed.

    Cons

    there is no sense of camaraderie or brother hood , only back biting and throat cutting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the ones you trust are sticking it to you more than you will ever know

  11.  

    ok when its market boom time.... but hell when market down turn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ASM International NV

    Pros

    Many opportunity as more operations move here from US, Europe and Japan manufacturing site.

    Cons

    Few old timer there are making life difficult to those not in their camp

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should listen more to the voices of their associates.... the one really working to support the company.

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