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Lam Research Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
203 Reviews
3.4
203 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.  

    Poor communication, little flexibility, compensation poor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I have been working at Lam Research

    Pros

    My co-workers, the office culture - not much, really.

    Cons

    Management, negative attitude, poor compensation, little to no communication, rigid, location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better and compensate them better and they would love to work here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome company for freshers to learn...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer I in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer I in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    *Not too much work pressure or work load
    *Every one are too friendly
    *Can get opportunities for Training in abroad

    Cons

    Not much playfull environment is there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better if can improve upon enjoyment for employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    It has been great working here with lot to learn every day

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Key Account Specialist in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Key Account Specialist in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Lam Research full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with
    Friendly environment
    Work is technically very challenging

    Cons

    Work life balance is not given prioirty

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    3rd class company with 3rd class employees

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lam Research

    Pros

    Nothing, as I see on the positive side

    Cons

    Dumb work, firing without any reason, contractors are not human beings, they are treated like slaves, monkeys, donkeys or whatever u say...no training, they expect u to be a genious without guiding u even if u r new joinee, worst place in the world to work, u will feel suffocated and dying...lot of discrimination between permanent and contractors, on annual day the permanent employees will party somewhere in a resort and contractors have to work for 9 hours...permanent employees treat contractors as they themselves are jailors and contractors are criminals...join here if u want to experience these sweet things....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing, its the culture there, nothing will change upon advices...

  6.  

    it is good for software development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    good company and humane beheaviour and amazing enviornment

    Cons

    salary is less but work hour is more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide relative time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Process Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Tainan (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Tainan (Taiwan)

    I have been working at Lam Research

    Pros

    Good Company working environment.
    Good product support system

    Cons

    Less training system
    Too many managers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lam Research

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Work long hours. Hard to balance family and work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company, neutral outlook for future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lam Research

    Pros

    Decent work culture, good company values.

    Cons

    Work can be hectic at times. Future of semi-conducting industry is uncertain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incredible Market Share and Hard Charging Attitude

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    High market share and Bay Area location are fantastic pluses for this company. This company has been around for a while so the employees are hardened veterans of the business cycles. There is also a shuttle that goes to the Livermore campus which helps with work/life balance.

    Cons

    There is no way to take time off as the work load is too high. Taking time off is frowned upon by management. The salary and perks are way below average for the Bay Area. A new grad getting 120k plus 30k in signing bonus and relocation seems excessive to some but below average needed for a family starting out. Other companies pay north of 150k plus 100%+ in incentives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to manage your employees like people. They are not there for you to use up and toss out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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