Cymer

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Awesome technology and some really great people; high stress and management with little foresight

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Engineering Project Manager in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Engineering Project Manager in San Diego, CA

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

Pros

The pay is good for a corporate job. The environment is great if you're a self starter who can finish things quickly and honestly. There are TONS of smart people to learn from, so the experience you gain is top-tier.

Cons

Upper management has a hard time because the technology is so difficult and changing so rapidly. Very difficult company to apply a traditional upper management scheme to, and it is felt at lower levels.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Worry more about providing stability to the people beneath you instead of constantly focusing on making a good name for yourself within the upper ranks.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Love It!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Culture - Great focus on employees and their families. Multiple events are hosted each year to celebrate employees' hard work and bring people together. The company has a strong desire to give back to the community that is clearly shared by its employees with a ton of volunteer hours each year.

    Management - They are genuinely interested in your career path and progress. They offer a guiding hand without micromanaging and hard work is definitely recognized and rewarded.

    Coworkers - I really enjoy the people I work with in my department and at the company in general. Everyone is very nice and most are easy to work with to accomplish common goals.

    Cons

    Slow adoption to current software and hardware systems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Large, disorganized, confusing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cymer full-time

    Pros

    There are good-hearted, helpful people at Cymer that truly care about the technology and about others. The work is fast-paced and there can be lots of travel opportunities with the merger and emerging technology. There is also a lot of opportunity for networking and education.

    Cons

    There is no organization. Difficult personalities. It is hard to see the true reward of working in the industry when you are buried in corporate administration. Overabundance of meetings get in the way of completing anything. Most real engineering is done by contractors. Matrix management yields too many people in the chain of command. The HR department is completely incompetent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great company in some ways, but lots of cons in terms of organization and people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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