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3 people found this helpful  

Great technology, terrible treatment

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

I worked at Cymer

Pros

Technical leadership is excellent, even at the executive level. Also, it's nice to work somewhere where the company understands the tradeoffs between fast & cheap.

Cons

Every performance review, every formal interaction with management, seems geared towards preparing for layoffs, which are indeed inevitable. Employees are treated like consumables.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not bad, if you don't plan on staying

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

    I worked at Cymer

    Pros

    The people working there are very friendly, and willing help most times - if mgt does not prohibit it. I really liked the people I worked with, and made friends with many of them. The work can be challenging at times.

    Cons

    Pay increases are slow to come, typically, after working there a couple years, people new to the company will make more for the same job. Additionally, while there are promotions within the company, they make it difficult at best. Any upper mgt can stop a promotion that mangers on both sides agreed too, even if delayed a few months (someone I worked with). OR, you can promote into a higher position, but be paid less than if the company hired a new person into the company. Managers even complained about this one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fair compensation, and actively promote from within. i.e. readjust salary when a change in job occurs, and take qualified internal employees over outside people. The technology is advanced, and current employees have skills that take time to train for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Better Understand Their Business Model

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Cymer

    Pros

    Cymer has great facilities and does not skimp on improvements that are needed to advance the technology. Change happens quickly, are you ready for it? Above average compensation in many cases.

    Cons

    Sr Management drives good people to leave
    HR is completely ineffective and is a whipping post for Sr Mgmt
    Turnover is high
    Wellness and concern for employees
    Machievellian environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better customer management and address the turnover issue. The greater SD area knows what it is like to work there and many won't!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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