Lam Research

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Former Employee - Process Engineer in Fremont, CA
Former Employee - Process Engineer in Fremont, CA

I worked at Lam Research

Pros

there are a lot of very intelligent and capable engineers at Lam that make for a lot of exciting opportunities. If you work well in a group of Type A personalities, this is the palce for you to be. I think a strong performance record is required and you have to promote yourself.

Cons

Too much discussion and seemingly random changes in priority. I think it depends on your manager and customer. Plus, the industry is only going to shrink, margins are going to get tighter. That means fewer opportunities and less room for innovation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't micromanage. Matrix management does not mean excessive interference.

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    Lam - Poor Choice

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Lam Research

    Pros

    Great compensation when they are doing well.

    Cons

    Zero cooperation. Management believes it is the greatest. Training is ...here is your desk and a pencil, you'll figure out the rest. Politics is the only thing. Don't listen to their BS, it is run just like every other semiconductor equipment company: frantic pace, management changes bimonthly, the sky is falling (every other week). Luckily the engineers are working and trying to ignore the BS but unfortunately they are disorganized also: structure and procedure might be somewhere but not in the workplace.
    Philosopy seems to be to have three times as many engineers to make up for the chaos and cut back on everything else.
    Like every other semiconductor equipment company the end is near.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to be more than etch...You have already proven that you can't walk and chew gum. Please look up ever once in awhile.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Never experienced a company like Lam

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    Former Employee - Manager in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Lam Research

    Pros

    Lam pays very well. Salary and profit sharing (when they are profitable) are very competitive.

    Cons

    Layoffs. Paycuts. Mandatory time-off. Working in fear. Questionable decision making from upper and senior management. Some of the managers at Lam are very incompetent and uninspiring that don't seem to care since they are just there for the paycheck and wont leave as they probably wouldnt be hired anywhere else in the valley. Very surprised by the lack of professionalism and respect demonstrated to co-workers. "F" bombs and questionable language are very common in meetings. Still very much a "good ole boy" network. If you are not part of that network then expect to be in for a rude awakening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trim the fat, and clean out all the dead weight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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