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ASM International NV CEO Chuck del Prado
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  • "ASM has a lot of great people to work with and work for(in 7 reviews)

  • "Some very smart technical people work at ASM(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "The truth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ASM International NV full-time

    Pros

    Great people and the pay is good

    Cons

    Favoritisms, management is poor, hours required to work is unreasonable. So happy I moved on

    ASM International NV2019-05-21
  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
  3. "Product Support Engineer"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ASM International NV

    Pros

    Great people work here Great benefits

    Cons

    Extensive travel cyclical industry location in phx

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating your people well

    ASM International NV2016-03-30
  4. "ASMI"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ASM International NV full-time

    Pros

    ASM is an industry leading technology enabling company. ASM is a smaller company, doing big things. ASM has a lot of great people to work with and work for. At all levels, ASM employees can and do have an impact on the bottom line. Salaries and benefits are industry competitive.

    Cons

    Through growth, ASM has been seeing substantial change in management and organizational structure; not all of which are positive. ASM operates lean, which has its affects on things like work/life balance, supporting resources, business systems. ASM senior management struggles to make decisions, translating to delayed reactions and unnecessary stresses on existing business/customers. Indecision has also come at the... cost of missing out on certain business opportunities. However, all issues other organizations are not immune to.

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    ASM International NV2016-03-09
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Shoe string budget and antiquated processes"

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     in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at ASM International NV for less than a year

    Pros

    My coworkers are great people. I thoroughly enjoy working with them.

    Cons

    There is a large contingent of people that have been with the company for a long time. These people have been stuck in their ways and obviously, this is hard to break. Any new people that join the company soon assimilate and nothing changes.

    Advice to Management

    Every process should be reviewed for efficiency and cost savings. No stone should be left unturned. Look for every little way that things could improve. Listen to the people to glean ideas for change. They are frustrated and know how to fix it.

    ASM International NV2016-02-16
  6. "Plenty of opportunity to move within company, Unusual level of employee loyalty"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer II in Malta, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ASM International NV full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, HR never loses sight that employees are people, not just resources. Great people to work with, company is supportive of internal transfers with a wide range of positional responsibilities.

    Cons

    Typical large corporation confusion. Lack of clear company vision at worker level. Too much energy spent putting out fires versus proactively preventing them. Wheels of change can be very slow with regard to updating procedures, processes and methods. Company systems are comprehensive, but utterly un-intuitive with next to useless users manuals.

    Advice to Management

    Communication. Dissemination of company vision to all levels of employees. Too many people have no idea what the mission statement of the company is, and how their respective position directly contributes to company success, and ultimately their own. Without this clarity I see way too many people who view their job as a paycheck, not as "Part of the Team" trying to "Win the Game".

    ASM International NV2014-05-18
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company culture with a very positive business outlook"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people Great results Challenging environment Your input counts and everything you do has an impact

    Cons

    Sometimes decisions are slow Industry is very demanding and although long investment projects, it has a high pace operationally

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more details about the company strategy and share it internally and externally Take more calculated risks

    ASM International NV2019-05-03
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