ASM International NV

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ASM International NV Reviews

Updated May 18, 2014

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3.1 10 reviews

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ASM International NV CEO Chuck del Prado

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Plenty of opportunity to move within company, Unusual level of employee loyalty

    Field Service Engineer II (Current Employee) Malta, NY

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsTypical 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 Senior ManagementCommunication. 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".

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

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

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsYou 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.

    ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementFind a way to mitigate the "boom or bust" employment staffing levels.

    Be more proactive in developing new technology.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Staff Process Engineer (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsGood 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.

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

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    Strong technical people, weak senior management

    Manager (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    ProsCompany 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.

    ConsSenior 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 Senior ManagementSenior 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.

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    Not much a company can offer

    Marketing (Current Employee) Cleveland, OH

    ProsQuite work place with an average work load.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Straightforward

    Database Designer (Former Employee) Chagrin Falls, OH

    ProsEasy going workplace
    Friendly demeanor encouraged

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed 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.

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    Overextended - Always.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsRediculously 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 Senior ManagementChange management requires leaders, not engineers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Good company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood 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.

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

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    unfair, bias , lying , tool thieves.

    Mechanic/Journeyman (Former Employee)

    Prospaycheck clears, benefits are payed.

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

    Advice to Senior Managementthe ones you trust are sticking it to you more than you will ever know

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey should listen more to the voices of their associates.... the one really working to support the company.

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