Lam Research Reviews

Updated October 26, 2014
Updated October 26, 2014
182 Reviews
3.5
182 Reviews
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Lam Research President & CEO Martin Anstice
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Really nice and friendly work environment, coworkers are great (in 15 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Cool place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in Albany, NY

    I have been working at Lam Research part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome colleagues to work with. Industry leader in their area of research and working towards expanding their area of research to take on their competitors in their area of expertise.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits can be improved to match with the leaders of the industry in the area as you are one among them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Software Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Get to work on your own project with a lot of freedom on how to approach the problem.
    Really nice and friendly work environment, coworkers are great.
    Good job experience for industrial project development

    Cons

    A little too much freedom on how to approach project.
    Would have liked a little more guidance.
    Not particularly the most exciting job, but you learn a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check in on your interns a little more often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A place where successful people want to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Great Technology - low moral

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Good company to work for, nice coworkers

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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 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

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