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Great company with good leadership

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Current Employee - Tech Intern  in  Fremont, CA
Current Employee - Tech Intern in Fremont, CA

I have been working at Lam Research as an intern for more than a year

Pros

Leadership thinks about problems and you work with high caliber people.

Cons

None that I can think of

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue what you are doing.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good Supervisors, good work atmosphere, excellent hours, below average wages

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lam Research full-time

    Pros

    The culture at LAM Research (Novellus before that) has always been positive for me and I have been there 5+ years. I like the 10 hour shifts and supervision has always treated us fairly and with respect. The present bonus, stock purchase and benefits programs at present are all things that I am happy about.

    Cons

    For whatever reason, upper management does not seem to appreciate or respect what we do in manufacturing. New employees are offered low-ball wages which are way out of line with market value. After that, promotions and raises are nearly non-existent. An above average yearly "merit" raise is 4%. Most get 2%. As a result, retention of employees, to management's surprise for some reason, is dismally low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the job market gets tighter for skilled labor in this industry, as it most certainly will, it is probably not a good idea to pinch pennies when it comes to hiring and retaining talent. The systems that you build and test are far too complex to leave to amateurs. Unfortunately, almost all of the real talent that you had to troubleshoot issues has gone to greener pastures. Reward the ones you have left before it is too late to recover.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some of the best food and people

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    Current Employee - SEMI Intern  in  Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - SEMI Intern in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Lam Research as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very cool research and people, next to a food plaza and Club Sport. Very good set of culture values.

    Cons

    Lacking in benefits and sometimes can be somewhat boring.

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