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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Lam Research full-time

Pros

Great leadership, culture, innovative and collaborative environment

Cons

Often reactionary semi-organized chaos. As with other companies there is opportunity to improve

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Great start, but not the company they were 10 years ago

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lam Research full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They are the market leaders in etch, and have aspirations to lead other markets. Merger with Novellus Systems should prove positive in the future. Pay is good, although benefits have steadily declined over the past few years.

    Cons

    People are treated terrible, even by semi industry standards. It is very common to hire new college grads and work them until they can't take it anymore and leave. There are never enough people for the workload, especially after 2008 they are very hesitant to hire to meet business needs. If you go to work at Lam expect a minimum of 60 hour work weeks and few weekends off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The core values are important all the time, not just at PM&D time. Go back to the way things were in the Jim Bagley days where the people were Lam's most important asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Good company, bad customers, less than mediocre pay.

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer II in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer II in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Lam Research full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Successful company with an excellent management philosophy. Many opportunities throughout the world. An excellent model for growing their customer base.

    Cons

    Limited personal growth potential outside of Tualatin, OR or San Jose, CA. Starting salaries are less than mediocre especially for experienced employees. Limited chance for employee creativity if in customer support. Management philosophy is not practiced by field managers. Having to work every weekend provides an extremely poor work/life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address salary inequities of employees. Find ways for field employees to mature and grow outside of being a maintenance guy their whole career. Ha

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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