Cymer

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3 people found this helpful  

A good, collaborative environment to intern.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA

I worked at Cymer

Pros

Cymer treats its interns well, including being recognized as a colleague and being given meaningful projects to work on. Bonuses for interns include a Padres game, day at the beach, and multiple learning events.

Cons

Cymer is a cubicle city, which stifles conversation and collaborating a little more than I'd prefer.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very challenging and rewarding company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Cymer

    Pros

    Cymer offerrs unlimited career opportuity and advancement for those willing to work hard and smart. Manages the downturns well and is consistentlyi the technology leader.

    Cons

    If you want a career where showing up is 90% of the job, then Cymer is not the place for you. It is expected that employees all be engaged with the company goals and work industriously to acheive them.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Mediocre management, interesting technology

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Somebody in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Somebody in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Cymer

    Pros

    Good weather and location. This is a tech company and the culture is overwhelmingly techie. The scientists are genuinely motivated by the technology.

    Cons

    Too many VP's. Most of them are uninspiring and full of platitudes.

    No real career path. HR is non-supportive with most requests. Performance reviews aren't put to any real use.

    The technology isn't easily transferable. You might have trouble landing your next job if you want to do something else. Company is relatively unknown outside the industry.

    The technology moves so fast that there is little or no process to anything. Their lasers often break down in the field, and since almost nobody in the entire company understands the entire system, everyone is constantly in panic mode.

    Highly cyclical industry. Layoffs are commonplace here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. The CEO is a good man, but the only time he is seen is when he makes his refined, albeit boilerplate, speech during quarterly meetings. Have him engage more with his people.

    2. Find a replacement COO from the outside who can do more than just talk.

    3. Provide more training opportunities for employees. Have leaders look at how things are done outside Cymer.

    4. Conduct an unbiased search for the true gems in the midst bring them out from the shadows and give them more responsibilities.

    5. Spend more effort in looking at alternative applications of the technology. The 'applications' team has not been very effective with this so far.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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