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Run now unless you really need the money.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Bernardo, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Bernardo, CA

I worked at Cymer full-time (More than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

They were great in the early days. Lots of golden handcuffs in the form of stock options. They were all cut out and then in came the Applied folks. Went down hill through the Pascal days.

Cons

Now they are just another semi place with way to many mid and upper management. They need to be spoon feed information instead of getting in there and working the issues. Spent more time doing weekly reports than working. They do not implement the best designs, only the ones that barely meet spec and change as little as possible. Their lasers could be much better if they wanted to do the engineering and let the engineers do the work. They waste a lot of material.

Advice to Management

Get a clue, hire the best and get out of the way. Leave them to do the job and you go around to feed the info upstairs.

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  1. Micromanagement from the Top Down!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Cymer full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, smart phones would not exist with out them. Pay was good, but atmosphere is not.

    Cons

    They have a beat down mentality. Executive management loves to intimidate you with set up questions. Then they pull the thread and have no trepidation in trying to make you look like a fool despite your talents.

    Advice to Management

    Get your egos out of the way and let the people get the job done. Delegate and step back.


  2. Outstanding

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Cymer full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    positive .. great financials ....superior facilities ....challenging work

    Cons

    works hours too long on some programs

    Advice to Management

    people first


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