Lam Research Reviews

Updated July 29, 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. Senior engineer

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

    I have been working at Lam Research

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture is pretty good.

    Cons

    Work life balance is pretty bad.


  2. overall good job, but career?

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    Current Employee - Production Test Technician III in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Production Test Technician III in West Palm Beach, FL

    I have been working at Lam Research (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and decent wages for the area.

    Cons

    No clear standards for promotions, long shifts with short breaks, difficult to switch shifts for personal reasons.

    Advice to Management

    Clarify goals and objectives for promotions.


  3. Yeah

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Lam provide education advancement opportunities, also have good health benefit. A network of experts are always on hand assist with any troubleshooting needs.

    Cons

    The proper tools are not always available to perform vital task. Information that's beneficial for employees is not always easily visible or given.


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  5. Job Satifaction

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    Former Employee - Staff Field Service Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Staff Field Service Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Lam Research (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was able to move up in Lam with some efforts on my part. At 1st I was in the Training Department then got the opportunity to move over to tech support in Engineering. Enjoyed the travel and support while assigned and eventually move up to Engineering Manager in Tech Support.

    Cons

    Travel was a bit much and after some big dips in the industry had to take on lower jobs. I was never able to recover and certain Managers were not truthful and basically deceitful. This was not the hole company as I still enjoyed my time. Was let go while on the road. Should have been brought home as I had to go through trying to get back home and I had the question of will I be paid to go home. HR helped out and got me home with the pay for the days after layoff. Manger at that point did not have my respect.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and make sure employees are taken care of. These are the people that will ensure the company continues to grow.


  6. Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Lam Research

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

    Pros

    People are very nice here.

    Cons

    Pretty demanding environment that one needs good time management.


  7. Field service engineer 3

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer III
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer III

    I have been working at Lam Research full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Not the worst job i've ever had

    Cons

    should be making a bit more money


  8. Director

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    Former Employee - Director | Program Manager in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Director | Program Manager in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Lam Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company financially and strong team support

    Cons

    Changing director and funding of projects


  9. Sr Process Engineer

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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 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company to work for in the Bay Area. Centrally located in Fremont. Leaders in Etch Equipment. Lot of young talent. Very Smart engineers.

    Cons

    Pushy Managers and pushy executives. Company cuts cost like crazy by International travel in coach. not many team building activities. Pros outweigh Cons though.

    Advice to Management

    Push less. Give more, Address the Cons above and build on Pros above. MAke organization more flatter. Give engineers more visibility.


  10. Product Engineer

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer Senior in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer Senior 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 benefits, salary & hours depending on manager

    Cons

    Hours depending on manager and group

    Advice to Management

    Listen to you employees


  11. Challenging Work and Smart People!

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

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

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

    Pros

    -Challenging work and smart people. -Great manager who both motivates and supports. -Opportunities to contribute to highly visible projects which are important. -Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic at times which makes simple tasks extremely complicated. High visibility projects can also be prone to micromanagement.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the challenging work coming! It is exciting and motivating. Simplify processes.



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