Lam Research Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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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. Field Service Engineer

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Lam Research full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very generous. Lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    It is now a very large company. There are a lots of politics.

  2. Logistics Director

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    Current Employee - Management in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Management in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Lam Research

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid company to work for with great benefits

    Cons

    Expect to work long hours well above the standard..

  3. Nice company to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tualatin, OR

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I like to work with Novellus/Lam research company because the working is full of fun and challenger.

    Cons

    It dependence on person who work with and look at

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  5. 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.

  6. Process Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lam Research

    Pros

    LAM can provide good work/life balance

    Cons

    The carrier path in LAM is not clear

  7. Excellent company in semi-conductor business with great work culture.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Lam Research full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work culture, freedom, products developed using different technologies, opportunities to work with clients/customers, opportunities to travel onsite for direct interaction etc.

    Cons

    Lacks road map for future growth of an employee, appraisal should be based on merit and idea of normalizing based on experience is good to retain employees but effects best and consistent performers.

    Advice to Management

    Best performers need to get motivated with better merit system and should not be taken fr granted.

  8. The overall compensation is very good. If you have a good team, then you will have a good time here.

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

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

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

    Pros

    -Good compensation
    -Very high talent
    -Company is growing and expanding
    -Good work-life balance

    Cons

    -Training could be improved
    -There are a lot of system issues
    -Need more rewards & recognition for lower-level employees

    Advice to Management

    Need to offer a a good wellness program for work-life balance
    More recognition and appreciation programs for all employees
    Provide a more lively and easygoing culture and atmosphere to work

  9. Good company but starting to care less about the employees

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lam Research

    Pros

    The good thing about this company is that they pay somewhat well and that there is usually overtime when and if you would like to work.

    Cons

    It seems as if management cares little about the employees and more about just getting tools out the door.

  10. Extremely poor place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Lam Research full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    intelligent, friendly and helpful colleagues.

    Cons

    everything really.
    1. no work life balance: you work every weekend.
    2. No growth opportunities
    3.. poor, toxic work environment
    5. Pay structure is poor. way below bay area average
    6. I am not sure if there is a leadership structure. if there is, it does not concern itself with employees

    Advice to Management

    It's at a point where Lam needs a hard look at its work culture, leadership and people. It needs a paradigm shift in how it treats employees. An advice here and there will not help

  11. process engineer III

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Fresno, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good environment and very positive working attitude

    Cons

    life balance and almost always have to work during weekend

    Advice to Management

    try to improve your life balance

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