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ASM International NV Senior Equipment Engineer Reviews

Updated Jan 28, 2018

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    "Lots of good and lots of bad here, could go on and on on both."

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    Current Employee - Senior Equipment Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ASM International NV full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of pros here, lots of freedom in the technical sense where you can learn and demonstrate your full abilities. There are really no rules in terms of limitations on how far you want to push yourself they will for sure not stop you from over achieving. Some flexibility in schedule but pressure always there is your a tool owner. Its nice to be trusted to for your time worked with out punching a clock. Its also nice... not having a badge number. You do feel human here completely. The people and their resolve is usually top notch, every one really is so good that the competitiveness comes out in meetings and lots to learn from all.

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    Cons

    Lots of cons here also..the work flow is so un managed that is basically a nightmare. From hour to hour you will have sometimes no idea where the next number one priority will come from and its already a week behind. There are no LAB guidelines at all to refer to, there are vender manuals but mostly do not apply to the type environment this is so everyone does things a little different. ASM jobs are for sure... venerable. If your not in the right group, the right cliché or in the right direction for profit, you could be jobless soon. ASM does not try to find you work with in the company. Also they do not completely stand behind their words at times. Email only system used for everything, very tough to manage issues with only email. Very very disorganized and no tools for your job. You need to hunt for every single thing you need pretty much every day.

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    Advice to Management

    Walk in your employees shoes for at least one day per month or quarter, then you can understand. Start providing employees with what they need to do their job. And listen more.

    ASM International NV2016-01-09
  2. Helpful (9)

    "Not a good place to work, be warned."

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    Former Employee - Senior Equipment Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ASM International NV full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, freedom in the work place.

    Cons

    Poor management/director. Unstable, no direction.

    Advice to Management

    My opening here is Asm America was a mistake in my career. That’s not to say that everything is bad about this company but the bad for sure outweighs the good here. The laboratory environment is fast paced, chaotic, unorganized and fully disconnected from management for the daily activities in terms of challenges people have there. There are many meetings that openly discuss all these topics and plans are laid out... but nothing ever seems to change. The same inefficiencies get replicated day in and day out. Even when systems are presented to management it is a struggle to advance any type of protocols here because they are simply close minded or be don’t have the time to address these lower level issues that equate to big failures in execution. The sky is falling every day at ASM and everything is ASAP just to learn the next day its not after all. This company is trying to gain traction in the marketplace against its competitors and basically blames the lower-level employees when it really is top down failures in management starting with the director there. They claim layoffs are over when they keep repeating themselves and then called re-organization. When a company goes through so many re-organizations the question is, does this place even know what they are doing? I myself was a laid off employee but at least I got a few years in. The bad taste in my mouth was coming on board and seeing employees under a year let go just due to re-organization. This place left a bad taste in my mouth because this is a higher level degree required position where people leave other companies to join ASM, prosper and make ASM a better place. Many false promises over and over and over. This place would pretty much tank if Microsoft was not ever invented because they have no internal databases other than shared files etc. so that wheel gets reinvented pretty much every year there in terms of equipment engineering standpoint. As far as safety goes the head of the safety department does a really good job but it all boils down to who you were working with and there is no consequences ever for doing the wrong thing procedurally speaking. And when there are no write ups it’s basically the wild west when it comes to safety. That being said also because they don’t know what is going on for the most part it’s fairly easy to exploit their weakness in terms of their policies taking breaks leaving coming on time is not a factor on a day today basis. ASM does operate on the honor system which is a plus because at that employment level and the higher level issues are usually the most important were lower level issues are not even brought up. The People are typically great and usually have the same connection with each other in terms of being unhappy and knocking the way the place is run. You are forced to work weekends without a shift premium. And then asked to work on holidays and shut downs are basically the normal. Got a surgery scheduled? You may or may not be approved to take care of your own health. If you work in the lab he will spend about 20% of your day just looking for tools and supplies nothing is organized. I could go on and on here......Ending statement, if you’re out of work this is a great job, but if you are currently employed and thinking this place is better? You might be making a huge mistake switching. Rethink is highly recommended. DONT DO IT!

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    ASM International NV2018-01-28
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