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ASML Reviews

Updated October 2, 2018
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ASML President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Wennink
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  • "Hard to have work-life balance if job position is CS related" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Constantly changing way of working is very frustrating especially when no allowance is made in project timelines to accommodate" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Great company for engineers"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Wilton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ASML full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    +Challenging technical problems keep everyone intellectually engaged
    +Opportunity to work with incredibly smart people
    +Above market non-cash benefits, mid market cash compensation
    +Work life balance is OK, managers are understanding and flexible, some cultural/social pressure for off hour availability
    +Excellent corporate leadership & market position
    +Positive/nice people throughout the company make work not feel like work
    +Culture where decisions are made by the entire team and all people are heard regardless of position
    +Recognizes high performers and allows for rapid advancement

    Cons

    -Non-engineering positions feel like they aren't a company priority
    -Processes can be confusing and hard to master
    -Rapid growth leaves all leadership positions managing too many people or situations where unprepared people are leading teams
    -Tight schedules keep people focused on their work instead of helping to train new employees, causing the on-boarding process to stretch out longer than 12 months

    Advice to Management

    Identify formal mentors for new hires to help show explain the complex work we do and get them contributing sooner. I see too many 1st year engineers who have 0 tasks assigned to them and no one training them, expectation appears to be they will learn by osmosis via attending meetings.


  2. "ASML is a good company.. with some growing pains"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ASML full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative environment
    Technical challenges abound
    Cutting Edge Technology
    Good people committed to making great designs
    General mangers seem to be in touch with the needs of their group members

    Cons

    ASML Veldhoven and ASML US feel like two distinct & unequal companies (examples, asymmetrical vacation allotments, general facilities)

    Constantly changing way of working is very frustrating especially when no allowance is made in project timelines to accommodate.

    A lot of paperwork for even simple changes

    "Do as I say, not as i do"

    Recent change to bonus structure does not seem to be fair and does not encourage collaborative environment. Can anyone answer why bonus structure is still flat for Veldhoven, but based on performance for U.S.? Can anyone explain why base percentage is higher for higher managers "But we all contribute to company success"?

    ASML likes to jump into the middle of things *then* figure out the bugs rather than a more "structured" approach. Exciting, but not when it is 24/7

    Advice to Management

    Try shadowing a Team Lead or a Designer or take a walk on production floor and talk to the techs, you may learn how difficult seemingly innocuous process changes can make it for us "regular folks"

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Wasn't terrible but glad to leave"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Field Applications Engineer in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Field Applications Engineer in Malta, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ASML full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, good pay, relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Overstaffed bureaucracy, prefer people to talk about things rather than do things.


  4. "Customer Support Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ASML full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    ASML really wants you to grow as an employee and for your career.

    Cons

    Depending on your position, knowing you schedule may not be fully transparent.

    Advice to Management

    Continue asking employees on feedback and make changes. All in all, the company wants everyone to succeed.


  5. "Mechanical Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Wilton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ASML full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -2 week paid time off + 2 wee sick leave + Holiday pay
    -Opportunity to travel in Europe and Asia
    -Company is well diverse
    -Strong industry in terms of machine demand
    -Friendly people , HR is helpful
    -Summer picnic + Holiday lunch

    Cons

    -Poor middle management with very weak leadership skills. Many task lead engineer are just 1+ year with company and many are 2+ years from schools.
    -Very complex, unclear, inconsistent processes
    -There are not many good training which makes daily job very difficult.
    -Long hours + Unrealistic schedules to meet project deadlines
    -Not good technical support from senior engineers for growth of new hire.
    -Not much room for growth of starter/mid level engineer
    -Daily work breakdown is 50% prepare non technical docs + 25 % preliminary engineering work + 25 % help peer

    Advice to Management

    -Hire and Keep talented people
    -Put efficient and skilled staff in leadership position
    -Clarify processes and provide training for how to follow processes/tools
    -Proper project planning by considering realistic work


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Wilton Worker"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ASML full-time

    Pros

    ASML's growth over the last 7 years has been phenomenal. Almost every year has been record setting for Revenue. Management Team at HQ in Veldhoven, NL makes smart moves and gives their Customers what they need and not force new products onto the Customer’s.

    Cons

    Last year in the USA, they replaced Profit Sharing with a new Short Term Incentive Plan that has individual performance measures. They also limited Long Term Incentive Plan for higher Job Grades and Management. Then they introduced a new Salary Grade Pay Scale which went down, considerably, for certain tiers. All of this has made in more difficult to bring on new people and keep the ones we have.

    Advice to Management

    We look at the pay ranges that went down in some of the tiers. If ASML wants the best employees and retain the best, you need to make sure you pay well.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company for short term work

    Cons

    Work way is not reason

    Advice to Management

    Clear work direction

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Technical support engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, low rate of lay off

    Cons

    might need to work overnight in some situations for an engineer
    hard to get promoted


  9. "Customer Support Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cable Technician in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Cable Technician in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ASML full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Compressed workweek.

    Cons

    When an employee asks for training let them train!

    Advice to Management

    Actually, train your employees!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Service Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ASML full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay (the reason for 4 stars), if you work hard your easily recognized

    Cons

    Management is changing monthly so there is no real consistency, the company allows customers to run the show

    Advice to Management

    Stop replacing people after 2 weeks in a position


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