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Very good environment to work, but tough

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Current Intern - Process Engineer III in Fremont, CA
Current Intern - Process Engineer III in Fremont, CA

I have been working at Lam Research as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good environment, employee are friendly and smart

Cons

Lot's of pressure of work, long working hours.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Intern technical

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

    I worked at Lam Research as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good exposure to real time issues
    working with fulltime employees

    Cons

    projects poorly defined
    mentors too busy

    Advice to Management

    streamline intern projects rather than adhoc basis


  2. Helpful (4)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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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