Lam Research Reviews

Updated July 5, 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. A place to excel

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. Field Service Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  3. Great company and interesting work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


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  5. 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


  6. Nice place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  7. Director

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a year)

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

    Pros

    The culture and values are better than anywhere I have worked. The employees are very team oriented and genuinely help you be successful. The company is growing and doing very well. There is a lot of investment in technology to keep Lam in the lead.

    Cons

    The company is growing fast and it is hard to keep up at times. There are a few growing pains. The company needs to think like a bigger company and invest in infrastructure and the working environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep sharing your vision. Make sure management is capable of growing with the organization.


  8. HR Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Director in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Lam Research full-time

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

    Pros

    Lam hires smart talented people and is a great environment to collaborate, make fast decisions, is results oriented and gives employees an opportunity to make a difference in a fast environment. Honesty and integrity happens every day whether it is working with your manager, peers, clients and customers. The core values are followed and demonstrated daily.

    Cons

    At times employees feel over worked and this depends on the function you work in.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating the vision and strategy and how it impacts the overall business. Hold the leaders and managers accountable for making sound business decisions to continue to shape Lam!


  9. awesome

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FSE in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - FSE in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    they respect me a lot

    Cons

    not enough hours in day to serve them

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Great company to work!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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