Lam Research
3.4 of 5 142 reviews
www.lamresearch.com Fremont, CA 5000+ Employees

Lam Research Reviews

Updated Apr 7, 2014
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3.4 142 reviews

                             

79% Approve of the CEO

Lam Research President & CEO Martin Anstice

Martin Anstice

(38 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Great work life balance because primary demographic is 40"
    in 5 reviews
  • "good benefits, can become too comfortable for you to move forward"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "Having to work every weekend provides an extremely poor work/life balance"
    in 16 reviews
  • "Company culture is driven - people work hard and very long hours - it is expected"
    in 12 reviews
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Good company, bad customers, less than mediocre pay.

Field Service Engineer II (Current Employee)
Chandler, AZ

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

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Tualatin, OR

I have been working at Lam Research full-time for more than 10 years

Prosalways lots to do, never bored

Constight deadlines, things always changing

Advice to Senior Managementno more mid-year shut-downs

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Officers OK...Middle management bad...HR horrible

Staff Engineer (Former Employee)
Fremont, CA

I worked at Lam Research full-time for more than 3 years

ProsNice place to work if you like to do process engineering because there's so much work.

ConsHighly political. High level executives have no idea what lower level executives/managers are doing.

Advice to Senior ManagementMartin: You are the only one standing between this place going to hell. There has to be some you you can improve middle management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee)
Fremont, CA

I have been working at Lam Research full-time for more than a year

ProsSmart people, good benefits, good higher level/senior management

ConsLow salary, too much bureaucracy, tough to get your manager's time.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore training. Care for your employees with a more personal touch.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Learned a lot but not a fun environment to work in

Program Manager (Current Employee)
Fremont, CA

I have been working at Lam Research full-time for more than 5 years

Pros- Very established company
- Good benefits and good senior management

Cons- Company culture is not geared for the younger generation
- Not the most fun place to work but has good overall benefits and job opportunities

Advice to Senior Management- Keep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lam rewards hard work, but not creativity.

Process Engineer III (Current Employee)
Fremont, CA

I have been working at Lam Research full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLayoffs are rare, and company tries to accomodate employees with internal transfers.

ConsMost Engineers with PhD's spend at least 50% of their time working as technians

Advice to Senior Managementpromote out of the box thinking, not blind dedication to assigned task and the prescribed methodology to reach the goal

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Stagnant job growth

Engineer (Current Employee)
Tualatin, OR

I have been working at Lam Research full-time for more than a year

ProsTypical job, decent benefits and hours, overtime available if wanted, etc...

ConsStagnant growth, you will not move up quickly, career killer, if you are a motivated person look elsewhere for more valuable growth

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't under-employee your people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Fremont, CA

I worked at Lam Research full-time for more than 3 years

ProsHard working, fast pace, strong leadership, high efficiency,very productive

Consbusy, stressful, hard to maintain a work-life balance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent company, Great envornment, people oriented

Senior Buyer (Current Employee)
Livermore, CA

I have been working at Lam Research part-time for more than a year

ProsFrom management down it is a people oriented hard working company, excellent working conditions, hard on their processes easy on the people, great atmosphere,
My hats off to CEO and the officers of the company in keeping A great work environment and the morale of employees is as high as i have ever seen and I have been in High Tech for over 30 years

Consneed a gym or some thing that promotes exercise to keep active in order to keep everyone productive and healthy. No complaints about working conditions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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have no comparison, the only company I've ever worked for

Process Engineer Staff (Current Employee)
Fremont, CA

I have been working at Lam Research full-time for more than 10 years

Prosgood core values but really have no comparison to other companies. I just heard from what other coworkers who had been to other company told me. At least everyone seems to have integrity with the exception of possibly very few people. i cannot even prove my suspicion, so dont take it too seriously.

Consvery stressful work environment (this actually really depends on manager), slow career movement. promotion criteria not clear.

Advice to Senior Managementmake promotion criteria more objective and open.
make salaries transparent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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