Lam Research Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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Lam Research President & CEO Martin Anstice
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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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  1. Mechatronics/robotics engineer intern

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Lam Research as an intern

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

    Pros

    -Friendly people
    -Everyone is willing to help out.
    -Get to build cool stuff!

    Cons

    -Cafeteria needs to serve better food, larger portions, and more variety.

  2. Great company with solid executive leadership team in place.

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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 (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    - Lam has been growing quite a lot and management has committed to reinvesting in it's technology and it's people. There should be great things ahead for the company and lots of challenges to solve
    - Benefits are great (no free food etc like FB/Google/start up life but still pretty good in terms of health, etc)
    - Profit sharing bonuses can be pretty good
    - Great executive leadership

    Cons

    - Like any big company it can be easy to get lost and feel like a cog in the wheel but if you are driven and have a good manager to support you you have certainly get notices
    - Work life balance can get unbalanced but that is the nature of successful companies (especially in Silicon Valley). You will probably find this anywhere you go but Lam does a good job of rewarding it's employees

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in the people especially below senior manager level. Company does seem a bit top heavy with lots of directors. Encourage more company/community related events so that employees can feel proud to work at Lam. This company is so vital to Silicon Valley more people should know about it and be familiar with it! Build a more fun culture which is a lot to ask for but seems to be in line with what other companies are doing.

  3. Great company to work!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lam Research

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

    Pros

    Friendly, great culture and fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Visibility to project activities; cross functional team alignment

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  5. Excellent employer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lam Research

    Pros

    Hunane fair kind compassionate quality

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  6. Good company

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

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

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

    Pros

    nice people mostly, interesting place to work

    Cons

    Too management heavy. Employee development is not up to e.g. Qualcomm, other hi-tech industry leaders. Luck of basic manners in everyday interractions

  7. Intern at Lam was good

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

    I worked at Lam Research

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, smart people and good environment

    Cons

    Slow pace for me, not a young environment

  8. The best

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lam Research

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

    Pros

    Never seen more aggressive company

    Cons

    Reduce politics and increase cultivating new resources

    Advice to Management

    More appreciation to employees

  9. Great place to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Tualatin, OR

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

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

    Pros

    Leader in plasma etch, well defined on market, great benefits

    Cons

    Career advancement is rather difficult

  10. Cool place to work

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    Current Employee - Intern in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in Albany, NY

    I have been working at Lam Research part-time (Less than a year)

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

    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.

  11. A place where successful people want to work

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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)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large focus on understanding risk management and people development

    Cons

    Need to understand business processes

    Advice to Management

    Use mentoring to speed up employee training

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