Lam Research Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
180 Reviews
3.4
180 Reviews
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Lam Research President & CEO Martin Anstice
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Successful, professional, great work environment (in 14 reviews)

  • Bonuses and benefits Work-life balance needs improvement (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Having to work every weekend provides an extremely poor work/life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Not much work and life balance in placed, expect to work long hours and on weekends (in 16 reviews)

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  1.  

    A place where successful people want to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Large focus on understanding risk management and people development

    Cons

    Need to understand business processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use mentoring to speed up employee training

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lam review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lam Research as an intern

    Pros

    Good management and efficient employees

    Cons

    Few job opportunities for non tech

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company, stable, intelligent people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Business Analyst II in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Business Analyst II in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Lam Research full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Solid management, strong leadership, definitely a stable company that will be around a long time.

    Cons

    A little dated work policy (not allowed to work remotely)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Structure is good, but be flexible with employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Cool growing company

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Growing company.
    Good salary.
    Fun, diverse people.
    Great management, company vision and values.

    Cons

    Lack of supervision/guidance.
    No free meals.
    No housing compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time to get to know your team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Technology - low moral

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lam Research

    Pros

    Company has a good reputation or quality

    Cons

    Internal environment is fragmented and territorial.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do some MBWA... management by walking around... you never know what you mind find out

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Values Based Culture with a lot of opportunity right now

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lam Research full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    In a high growth segment of the semiconductor equipment industry so the company performance is very good. Collaborative working environment and a culture that lives their values.

    Cons

    Company is not as aggressive as it could be. The company runs very lean so people are stretched, especially now when we are growing so fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you are resourcing the company to take advantage of the opportunities and help employees have more balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Process Engineering Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lam Research as an intern

    Pros

    Learned a lot, great internship program, lots of free swag, treated like an employee, a lot of hands on experiment, own project

    Cons

    very demanding, can have 12 hour days/55-60 hour weeks, no overtime, not many entry level positions for BS in the department, huge generation gap

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work for, nice coworkers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lam Research as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    I really like learning and working with the people I work under, everyone was very helpful getting me started within the work environment.

    Cons

    The only issue I have is the tech they gave me is a little outdated, it can be extra work for me just to get my work email and login sorted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get an easier system for employees to use with less issues.

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast pace environment and okay place to work if you can ignore all the politics and management favoritism

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Lam Research full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Products and management decisions are mostly engineering driven. The engineering team is very talented and highly technical. If you report to the right people and work on the right projects, you can get promoted rather easily.

    Cons

    Not much work and life balance in placed, expect to work long hours and on weekends. If you don't know the right managers, don't expect getting promoted although you may be highly capable workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Many promotions are based on management favoritism not the actual capability of the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great growth potential, but worked lots of overtime

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lam Research

    Pros

    Great benefits. Positive work environment

    Cons

    Expect a lot of overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more balanced work life

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