ASM International NV Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
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  1. Good Company to work for but you will hit a ceiling.

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    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at ASM International NV full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pay and can work a lot of OT and get a lot of International travel. Co-workers are awesome management is great in certain groups.

    Cons

    Lots of time away from home if you are on Install Team. Management sometimes disconnected depending on the group you are in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time to care about employee's needs and suggestions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Field Service Engineer II

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASM International NV

    Pros

    The Benefits are good and plenty.

    Cons

    Can't choose your own shift. Everything is under contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lost in the sauce...

  3. Loved the actual work, however politics and bad management is not easy to work under

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at ASM International NV as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    I really liked the actual job I did, would have been a long term position that I felt I could have succeeded at.

    Cons

    Inappropriate inter office politics and lack of involvement from managers makes getting your job done very, very difficult. Favoritism also an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the "power" that is given to non manager roles such as lower level supervisors. Abusive of power rampant in one department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. ASM America, Great for single veterans

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    Former Employee - Field Installation Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Field Installation Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at ASM International NV full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a US Veteran, ASM provides a great introduction to the semiconductor manufacturing industry and the major players within the business. With no prior experience within the installation of their products, the organization trusted my skillsets obtained within the military to complete numerous installation projects.

    Decent pay
    Great Health Benefits
    Flexible Schedule
    Talented People
    Lots of overtime

    Cons

    The amount of travel associated with the position was not proportioned correctly amongst the installation engineers, which led to exhaustion and employee dissatisfaction.

    Smaller Company
    Not much space to move up
    Training needs work
    Excessive Travel for position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management was nowhere to be found and should play a more visible role to the junior employees. Mission was there, yet the vision was not. Employees felt out of the loop and unsure of their jobs. If ASM was not selling process tools, there was a sense of insecurity amongst all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Plenty of opportunity to move within company, Unusual level of employee loyalty

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

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    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
  8. 3 people found this helpful

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

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    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.

  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Strong technical people, weak senior management

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    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
  10. Not much a company can offer

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    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
  11. Straightforward

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    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

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