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ASML Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
110 Reviews
3.7
110 Reviews
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Peter Wennink
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Engineers develop cutting edge technology (in 11 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Impersonal, long hours, no loyalty to people and alots of spoken themes that are not real (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Summer Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ASML

    Pros

    Great atmosphere with people nearby, yet some privacy to focus on the work at hand. Hours are flexible depending on your shift and group schedule.

    Cons

    Sometimes too busy to give much attention to interns, but this also seems to be depending on the group you are in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As an intern, I found that while at times management was busy due to pressing matters, everyone was otherwise very accessible and helpful. Since this varies from group to group, I cannot advise about groups outside of the one I was in.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It's the Tech Industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CSE in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - CSE in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at ASML full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, Time is accrued separately for sick, vacation and holiday time. Matching 401-k is good and the health savings plan is popular.

    Cons

    Very narrow job market. Most jobs in this field have been off-shored and the ones remaining are with contracting companies who pay only when you work, which is sometimes spotty. Unless something changes I would not plan to make this your long term career.
    Advancements are also rare and most high-tech companies have adopted a review process in which they empower the employer to take charge of their career. It's basically a way to blame the employee if they are unhappy. Trying to get training is near impossible and many times there's no one to cover for you if you do get approved for training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management style is hands off unless you screw up. They keep saying they're going to increase communications but the fact is they have so much going on, unless you really mess up, you probably won't hear from them. Doesn't do much for feeling like you're part of a team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Revolving door

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    Former Employee - non engineering role in New York, NY
    Former Employee - non engineering role in New York, NY

    I worked at ASML

    Pros

    Cutting edge in engineering feats and opportunity. good stepping stone for optical, mechanical and computer controlled processes.

    Cons

    Lackluster opportunity for the masses outside of engineering, with limited staff, potential and reward - an American orphan of a European parent, the difference is known and felt. Turnover / layoffs common. Total compensation largely based on profit sharing which rides the cyclical booms and busts of the semiconductor industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many entrenched chiefs managing one indian, holding onto the former glory of a distant past. Staffing levels too thin outside of engineering.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Best times are behind us but the future is still bright

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASML

    Pros

    ASML produce some the most advance tools in the world. Great opportunity to learn amazing high level technical genres. Most colleagues are nice, helpful and genuine. Opportunity to work on at least 3 different continents if you like to travel. European company a plus, different cultures and back ground help keeps company very dynamic with new procedures and processes. Profit sharing great, at the end of year. Overall Corporate ASML is a great place to work with a life balance.

    Cons

    Salary pay tends to be a little lower than industry standards, raises are pretty flat or small, majority of the time. Lots of dead weight with leadership and management teams. No real programs available to the general massive whom want to climb the corporate ladder. If your manager or leadership team doesn't like you, your pretty much stuck. As an international diverse a company, that diversity does not reflect in supervisor, upper management or executive board levels. Policies at corporate level is good, when implemented at local level leadership teams seem to be disconnected from original scope or definitions of policies. Still have some pockets of the good old boys crew no new members allowed, I'm sure they are fading away slowly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your talent most of us know what we are talking about. Be careful with the bureaucracy, the company is getting bigger less red tape instead of more. Just because you do not hear about a problem doesn't mean there is not one. Keeping ASML on the forefront of industry is hard just don't lose our humanity.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fast paced

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

    I have been working at ASML full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Freedom to try new ideas.

    Cons

    Unreasonable schedules and expectations. Lots of senior employees skating by.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASML full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is good flexible engough for me

    Cons

    wishing a higher slarary range for tech support jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    na

  8.  

    High Tech company with ground breaking products that can be very bureaucratic and have communication issues

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ASML

    Pros

    Great products, market leader, good development/ education programs within the company

    Cons

    Power and decision making centralized at corporate in Veldhoven NL. Regional offices and field office wield no power and have very limited opportunities to influence in a strategic impactful way.

    High expectations with regards to output (which is fine) not given the proper tools or systems to achieve desired results. The world world class is thrown around a great deal with regards to the products that ASML creates and the expectation of ASML on its employee base. Ask about the systems you will be using, you might be surprised with how antiquated the systems can be at ASML.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better with regions on changes and the why behind them. Coordination on org changes is horrible. Front line employees are left far too long wonder. The lack of communication causes a waste in organizational resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent Co-op experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer Co-op Student in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer Co-op Student in Wilton, CT

    I worked at ASML as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Strong focus on training
    Learned new software
    Helpful co-workers
    Good mix of hands-on and computer work
    Company events

    Cons

    Intern pay is determined by years in college w/ no relocation, vacation or housing
    Very suburban location, NYC traffic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They were pretty cool the times I met them, willing to take the time to talk if not too busy. I like the emphasis on company culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wilton Operations are complete failure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Wilton, CT

    I worked at ASML full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Trainings, Profit sharing and that's it.

    Cons

    New managers in Mechanical Engineering are useless. Anyone who are in buddy systems are promoted quickly with zero abilities. No promotions, no sense of team work, bunch of Idiots (new managers) screwing up entire work culture and spirit of good engineers. Lot of them leaving due to bad management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kick new managers out of their current jobs.

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

    Most Fulfilling Company Ever!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at ASML full-time

    Pros

    -Travel, several times a year.
    -Opportunities to work on some of the most advanced machines in the world.

    Cons

    -Wage stagnation for all but the highest performers.
    -High growth company means many organizational changes, i.e. new managers and supervisors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your engineers what is necessary to increase the retention rate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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