Lam Research Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Lam Research President & CEO Martin Anstice
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Pros
  • Successful, professional, great work environment (in 15 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Work-life balance is totally off (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. Product engineer review

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Lam Research

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

    Pros

    Working at the leading technology company.
    Good vacation plan.
    It's growing amazingly in premature industry..

    Cons

    People saying it's good salary, somewhat agree, however cannot compare with other companys in valley.
    Too many meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Not much. No issue to management.


  2. A place to excel

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Executive in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Executive in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Lam Research full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Very successful company; You have a chance to work with highly talented and intelligent employees. Core values are built into the culture. High expectation of accountability and delivering results

    Cons

    the pace can be too fast for some; expectations are also very high. There is always more to do. It is what makes the company good, and it can also be stressful at times as a result.

    Advice to Management

    take the time to acknowledge what is working and keep focused on building toward success


  3. Field Service Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer Senior in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer Senior in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Lam Research full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. There are a lot of opportunities. There are a lot of great people who work very hard to make Lam a great place to work.

    Cons

    Its a big company with multiple levels of management.
    The company is organized into multiple organizations that can be confusing.

    Advice to Management

    I didn't have any real issues with management. The only issue I saw is that there were so many layers of management.


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  5. Great company and interesting work!

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    Current Employee - Manager in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Manager in Tualatin, OR

    I have been working at Lam Research

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

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging work. Good work environment. I really enjoy the team I work with. Everyone works hard and works well together.

    Cons

    None really, I've got a lot of work to do but I'm able to keep up in a regular work week.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  6. Good and Bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lam Research full-time

    Pros

    Big company, friendly, big vacation 3 weeks or more

    Cons

    Long hours, a lot of pressure


  7. Nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Lam Research full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits. Nice people to work with. Friendly culture. Overall its nice experience to work at Lam Research. The fact that most of the folks are around for more than 10-20 years says that.

    Cons

    So far in my almost 10 years at Lam i did not find any major drawback with the company. The cyclic nature of the industry is much of a concern sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the good job.


  8. Great semiconductor equip firm

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lam Research full-time

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

    Pros

    Lam fosters an environment of close collaboration and supportive team work, with focus on solving challenging problems and delivering solutions to customers.

    Cons

    As a slightly smaller organization as compared to other peers in the industry, people may feel that the available opportunities are more limited; however, there are many avenues for growth and change.

    Advice to Management

    Management should not forget the key values that make the company successful, and should continue to lead by example and foster the great collaborative and team work atmosphere.


  9. Positive

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Lam Research (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Areas for growth within the company are strong

    Cons

    Work/Life balance at times can be challenging
    In some functions messages are filtered up the chain of command and do not reflect the "real" state of the business for the line employees

    Advice to Management

    Communicate to all levels and never assume your messages make to the lowest level of the company. Messages get filtered up and down the chain of communication


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    Lam Today

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Lam Research full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Growing stock price, healthy ESPP, good health benefits. Strong leadership still can be found in parts of the company.

    Cons

    Top heavy, significant dwindling bonuses and perks year to year for non-execs, lack of core values which are heavily marketed

    Advice to Management

    Remember core values and what got you here.


  11. Business Operations Manager

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    Current Employee - Business Operations, Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Business Operations, Manager in Redwood City, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Personal growth, talent management, growing company, employee retention

    Cons

    None that I can think of worth sharing

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow the company and opportunities



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