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Lam Research Careers

Fremont, CA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (LRCX)
Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Success Starts Here:

As a trusted, collaborative partner to the world’s leading semiconductor companies, Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) is a fundamental enabler of the silicon roadmap. In fact, today, nearly every advanced chip is built with Lam ... Read more

Mission: Lam Research is dedicated to the success of our customers by being the world-class provider of innovative technology and productivity solutions to the semiconductor industry.

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  • Lam Research is a proud platinum sponsor of SEMICON West, which takes place virtually July 20-23. Visit our latest blog post to see our presentation schedule as well as reserve your spot ? we?ll be presenting about the latest technological breakthroughs, sharing insights into attracting and retaining diverse employees, and more:

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Lam Research – Why Work With Us?

Help move the atoms that move the world. Become an Atom Engineer.

At Lam Research, we create equipment that allows chipmakers to build device features more than 1,000 times smaller than a grain of sand. This tiny scale has a huge impact. Virtually every leading-edge chip inside the electronic products you use every day (TVs, smartphones, laptops, cars –even medical devices) has been made using our equipment.

Creating today’s chips requires the utmost precision on a scale so small, it’s hard to comprehend. Yet that’s where we shine – and our real strength is our team. At Lam, we consider ourselves Atom Engineers. Whether you’re in operations, supply chain management, or customer support; whether you’re an engineer, a technician, or a specialist; whether you’re a senior leader or recent grad, you’re part of Lam Research. And that means you’re helping our customers manipulate the building blocks of atoms …and move the world.

Explore the areas where Atom Engineers discover their passion:



Strip & Clean

Customer Support

See how Lam's wafer processing equipment and services help power today’s most breathtaking advancements in the semiconductor industry.

A company youll connect with on a molecular level

Atom Engineers are passionate about science, technology, and achievement.  You’ll only find the things that truly inspire you at a company whose vision goes beyond next quarter’s balance sheet. Yes, success matters—but at the heart of our accomplishments are the philosophies that drive us. They inspire us and help create a company where Atom Engineers like you can achieve more than you’ve ever dreamed possible.

Our mission

Lam Research is dedicated to the success of our customers by being the world-class provider of innovative technology and productivity solutions to the semiconductor industry.

Learn more about our Vision and Core Values

With success comes responsibility

We believe passionately in using our position at the frontlines of innovation to improve the communities where we live and work and leave the world better than we found it. 

Through the Lam Research Foundation, the company contributes to local, national, and international organizations that improve people’s lives with an emphasis on education, particularly in math, science, and engineering.

Support for education

Education support ranges from cutting-edge research to scholarships and fellowships to hands-on motivating and exciting math, science, and engineering programs in elementary through high school classrooms.

Community giving and outreach

Lam Research supports a wide range of employees’philanthropic interests, including an employee matching gift program, disaster relief and recovery support, and volunteering opportunities and resources that enable employees to become actively involved in their local communities around the globe. The company is recognized annually as a top “Corporate Philanthropist”by both the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Lam Research is a proud sponsor of the Heart & Soles 5K Walk/Run - dedicated to helping Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz county kids make better food choices.

The elements of opportunity

It’s not just our global status that attracts talent. It’s also our commitment to nurturing that talent. From educational assistance and tuition reimbursement to onsite training, external training, cross-functional projects, and position rotation—continuous improvement is one of our Core Values. We take your career just as seriously as you do.


Our internships offer hands-on business experiences that complement your academic studies and prepare you for real-world situations. You’ll collaborate with experienced professionals on career-related projects with a special focus on learning and development.

New college graduates

Our New College Graduates (NCG) program gives you the chance to work closely with some of the most talented people in the industry. We combine educational training with hands-on opportunities that will set you up for the rest of your career.

Every journey starts with a single step. Take a peek into the internship experience at Lam Research.

Lets make science fiction into fact

As electronics get smaller, technology challenges get bigger. Our role in solving them—and facilitating modern life—is to create the sophisticated wafer fabrication equipment and services that make complex computer chips possible.

Producing the tiny, complex chips used in these devices involves the repetition of a set of core processes and includes hundreds of individual steps. To do this successfully, semiconductor manufacturers require sophisticated processes and fabrication equipment. By offering critical chip-processing capabilities, the products you’ll help engineer here will help turn visionary designs into realities.

Our processing solutions

Market demand for continuously shrinking chip dimensions is driving the development of and migration to new fabrication strategies that enable producing these advanced devices with fine, closely packed features. Creating the cutting-edge microprocessors and memory devices for today’s products is extremely challenging and requires precision control at the atomic scale. Through collaboration and drawing on multiple areas of expertise, our engineers continue to develop the new capabilities required to manufacture increasingly complex devices with shrinking dimensions.

Our products

Lam Research offers a broad portfolio of market-leading products for thin film deposition, plasma etch, photoresist strip, and wafer cleaning –complementary processing steps that are repeated multiple times throughout the semiconductor manufacturing process flow.

Check out our blog article: Get A Glimpse Into the World of Atom Engineers 

From developing cutting-edge robotics to new chemistries to process chambers that help make the latest chips, Lam engineers work with some incredibly powerful technologies.


Moving tiny atoms reaps big rewards

We expect a lot from our Atom Engineers, but we provide a lot in return. Our Total Rewards program includes competitive pay, medical and dental insurance packages, and a host of supplemental benefits like educational assistance, adoption assistance, wellness programs, and charitable matching contributions.

Life as an Atom Engineer is full of incredible opportunities, challenges, and rewards. Find out how our remarkable company culture inspires people to be their best.

Lam Research Reviews

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    "Committed to people and business growth"

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    Current Employee - Director in Tualatin, OR
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    I have been working at Lam Research full-time (More than 3 years)


    Transparency about where we are successful, and where we can improve. Leadership is committed to taking action, and sharing progress over time. Development opportunities are available to everyone and you own your career path.


    Business success influenced by external forces that are outside of the companies control, like trade issues or market cycles. But the company has managed through a tough backdrop this year to deliver solid revenue and good bonus payouts.

    Advice to Management

    Stay open, engaged, and committed to building on our strong culture to keep Lam a great place to come to work everyday

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Lam Research.


    Long phone interview by hiring manager first. Detailed discussion on my resume, previous experience in the industry, answering some technical questions. Then invited to face to face interview including 5-6 people and across lunch.

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Lam Research Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2019
  • World' Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2019
  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2018
  • Top 100 Global Technology Leader, Thomson Reuters, 2018
  • Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2016
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