ASML Reviews in Connecticut

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
90 Reviews
3.8
90 Reviews
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Peter Wennink
21 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Engineers develop cutting edge technology (in 10 reviews)

  • helpful people, cutting edge technology, good work life balance (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Profit sharing are not performance based (in 3 reviews)

  • If you are going to spend any time in the Netherlands, I recommend learning Dutch (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great job, cutting edge

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Wilton, CT

    I worked at ASML full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cutting edge, very smart coworkers

    Cons

    Stuffy environment, flat leadership structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the place up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good for the pay check, anything else depends...

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Engineer in Wilton, CT

    I worked at ASML full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The pay (salary + profit sharing) is good

    Cons

    No layoff, but lot lot of job termination, If they couldn't find a story to get rid of you, they make up a one.
    Making up stories against others for personal interests is a common practices for some people, a culture from Netherlands?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Layoff of permanent employees, then rehiring as temp contractors is a cheap shot.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician  in  Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Assembly Technician in Wilton, CT

    I worked at ASML as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good team leaders, engineers, and fellow workers.

    Cons

    8S system is inefficient, hindering technicians' ability to streamline work flow.
    Most contractors, through most agencies = zero benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrate 8S better to allow flexibility, balancing what helps and what hinders.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    in one sentence this is a great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shipping  in  Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Shipping in Wilton, CT

    I worked at ASML full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    they treat you like family

    Cons

    They should create more ops for contractors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great company keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Get in, use up company benefits and get out!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Wilton, CT

    I have been working at ASML full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work hours are great, if you get your work done, no worries.
    Stable, essentially never get fired even if you're terrible

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than market and depend too much on profit sharing, which vary too much.
    No movement even for all star employees.
    Blatant commentary from lower level for positive change goes in one ear and out the other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a new HR department in Wilton. Treat all branches/employees equally. Salaries need to be boosted significantly. Develop realistic plans for movement within company, current DAP idea is worthless.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    ASML - a bunch of wonderful people amking the best of an impossible situation!

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    Former Employee - EC Writer  in  Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - EC Writer in Wilton, CT

    I worked at ASML for less than a year

    Pros

    Leading-edge technology in optics and microcircuit fabrication.

    Cons

    Aloof management fully bent on maximizing profits while exploiting employees as much as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why offer advice to people who didn't ask for it, don't care to hear it, and won't use it, even if it would save their necks?

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Interesting product. Lacking in providing development opportunities for employees. Dull culture.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Engineer in Wilton, CT

    I have been working at ASML full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great pay and bonuses. Interesting product if you're lucky enough to have any exposure.

    Cons

    Engineers are cogs in the system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expose employees to more of the organization outside of just there current group. Unless your a senior guy, you have no exposure to whats going on in other projects across the organization... you are just an FTE....

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

    Good Place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT

    I worked at ASML full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Innovation was always a priority and welcomed

    Cons

    Global concept missing from organziation

    Recommends
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Interesting technical work in an outdated dull environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Wilton, CT

    I have been working at ASML for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent hours
    Intelligent coworkers
    Good compensation
    Good benefits

    Cons

    The work environment is stuck in 1985. My work space is a giant, windowless room packed with cubicles where the colors are various shades of dull gray. Other rooms have some windows, but the same cubicle/color scheme persists throughout.

    Suburban location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the times! The entire semiconductor industry has moved past this anachronistic company culture onto something more dynamic and exciting. If the company wants to hire more young people like they say they do, they better act, and FAST

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Mechanical Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer  in  Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Wilton, CT

    I worked at ASML full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Large market share in the Semiconductor space

    Cons

    High Turnover rate
    Underutilize employees
    Too large to function efficiently
    Management doesn't work for the good of the employee
    Instead of working for the good of the product, everyone cares mainly about themselves which creates a lot of internal politics and people only working for their own self interest.
    It takes 4 months to go through the new employee orientation where it should take 2-3 weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs a full overhaul of the documentation, management, and human resources systems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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