Lam Research Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
171 Reviews

3.4
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Lam Research President & CEO Martin Anstice
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Successful, professional, great work environment (in 11 reviews)

  • Bonuses and benefits Work-life balance needs improvement (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Having to work every weekend provides an extremely poor work/life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • If you don't like working a lot or long hours don't look here (in 15 reviews)

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    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer II  in  Fishkill, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer II in Fishkill, NY

    I have been working at Lam Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Company. Lots of opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer  in  Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Writer in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Lam Research as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    People were great, job was interesting, sorry it all had to end.

    Cons

    Couldn't get converted to full-time employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
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    Positive environment to work in

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Excellent boss and working environment

    Cons

    Secluded area. Some managers are not good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give employees more room for growth

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    Nice Employer with Challenging Spirits

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    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer  in  Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    A fast moving company, challenging new targets daily paid good compensation. They had good profit model of which tool prices were high, and evaluation costs were lower than thin film equipment companies. Now, I do not know about this since Novellus has joined this company.

    Cons

    They need to increase the number of SEM and CDSEM machines for a faster evaluation of their etch process tests.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You may need to challenge double patterning (DP) projects more since you have both spacer deposition and plasma etch capabilities. Hire me back for this project.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Exciting, challenging, and rewarding company. Core values and how they are embraced is highly valued!

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager  in  Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    No one day is the same. Fast paced, and lots of opportunities to grow and stretch. Great people to work with and learn from - company is on an amazing journey since acquisition of Novellus. Every employee has the opportunity to have significant impact and help shape the future Lam.

    Cons

    The industry and pace is fierce. There is not a shortage of good ideas and opportunities to engage in...which can make work/life balance a challenge. Very similar to any startup company out to change the world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love the All Hands quarterly employee meetings. The more we share and cascade effectively, the stronger we are as a cohesive team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Loved it here.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Awesome people at this company

    Cons

    had to leave before I wanted to

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work.

    Former Employee - Manager  in  Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    Challenging and rewarding at the same time.

    Cons

    None that I can think of now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  9.  

    Great teamwork

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    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    The management team has improved a great deal over the years. I can't imagine that it would ever return to the "less structured" days of the 80's and 90's. Employees and management alike practice Lam's core values.

    Cons

    I personally have no cons to add

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    it's not good company of me

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    Former Employee - Deffusion Project Member  in  Sagamihara (Japan)
    Former Employee - Deffusion Project Member in Sagamihara (Japan)

    I worked at Lam Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good sallary,Nice people.like a friend.

    Cons

    i was to match worked hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i'M glad to Lam Research to go to silicon Valley.

  11.  

    Great company with brilliant minds trying to solve problems!

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Lam Research as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    As someone who didn't have any prior engineering experience, the people working at Lam were very patient and helpful with any questions I had. The Summer Intern program was really good in that they made an effort to educate the interns and tried to have the interns network with other professionals.

    Cons

    A lot of training videos in the first few weeks, but that's standard with most big companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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