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Updated February 18, 2019
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  • "Hard to have work-life balance if job position is CS related" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Constantly changing way of working is very frustrating especially when no allowance is made in project timelines to accommodate" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free snacks and free dinner. Newly renovated building. Many conference rooms.

    Cons

    Not enough coffee machines near the office.


  2. "Great people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ASML full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Technology is always advancing and ASML is leading the charge

    Cons

    Advancement is difficult because of low turnover. Most people do not want to leave the company and that makes advancements difficult

    Advice to Management

    Try to include the first line engineers on some of the contract negotiations. This will help with a more realistic expectations from our customers.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are ok.
    Leading edge tech - best in the world. Pretty impressive stuff.
    Some good people that enjoy having a laugh.
    Social environment

    Cons

    Chaos.
    Atrocious management - everything's a knee jerk reaction.
    Unstable / immature product resulting in constant escalations.
    No processes and controls resulting in a very political work environment - loads a finger pointing and blame. Ugly.
    No ownership locally, so much is Veldhoven dictated & decided.

    Advice to Management

    Process, control and discipline... it'll be a good start.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Fast-paced = Long Hours & Much Stress"

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    Current Employee - S/W Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - S/W Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The machines we build are truly stuff of science fiction. And being the only feasible provider of EUV-based photo-lithography in the world doesn't hurt either.

    If you're bright, driven, and don't mind the super-fast pace - then you can have a bright future, with good benefits.
    HR is overall very good - lots of employee events, and community outreach as well

    Cons

    Too many projects, not enough time, and a mistaken belief that more employees lead to faster development. This combined with extremely aggressive program managers leads to over-worked and stressed engineers.
    Another issue is the inefficiencies of working here - tons of meetings, emails, leaving one with not enough time to get actual work done. What's more, this is a very process-heavy organization. While there are improvements being made to automate some of these, it will be a long time before working here becomes less than a painful exercise.
    Finally, there are far too many ASML-specific guidelines for software development (from coding standards, language use, architecture), which lead to a long learning curve, and many non-transferable skills.

    Advice to Management

    Keep scope of work and effort required in mind before promising deliveries. And make SW development easier.


  5. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Wilton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, comraderie is good, great technology

    Cons

    Culture, poor HR, consultants run everything.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "If you're not Dutch, you're not much"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is on par with other companies
    They keep selling tools so the place is here to stay
    Lots of departments to look into
    Health insurance is average

    Cons

    -"If you're not Dutch, you're not much" is a mantra that is echoed in senior management and the value is reflected in how they look upon Americans despite being on an American site.
    -Been working for them for over 2 years (just about 3), never seen a raise nor given any real reason as to why not.
    -Extremely hostile work environment at the Hillsboro location
    -They screwed over the bonus structure so instead of a flat rate they now get to do their best to reduce your bonus to the best of their abilities
    -HR is impossible to get a hold of for any basic question let alone anything serious.
    -They expect you to answer your work phone on off days for any given reason
    -Advancement is extremely difficult in some departments

    Advice to Management

    -Treat your employees with some respect


  7. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good work environment. I like it.

    Cons

    none that I can think of.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Customer service engineer"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ASML (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The technology is incredible, you will work on the most high tech equipment in the world but describing what you work on to friends and family will leave them clueless. There are a lot of job opportunities to move anywhere in the world, change is always happening, you can move into many different positions,it’s up to you to make that choice, advancement is highly encouraged.

    Cons

    The pressure from the customer and from ASML management to deliver high quality work on time is always present. You don’t want to be the person that causes the machine to be down any longer than expected. If you are not trying to learn more or be a better engineer, ASML will weed out the deadwood, Salary is good but ASML expects high performance, no room in customer support for slackers, headcount numbers on each shift are closely maintained by the contracts meaning no extra buffer people

    Advice to Management

    Very few FSE’S want to move into tech support or management, The burn out rate makes that unattractive. When the customer is always right then, someone at ASML will always be wrong and that culture is not a great place to work


  9. Helpful (2)

    "CSE"

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    Current Employee - CSE in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - CSE in Lehi, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people, benefits, work enviroment, travel

    Cons

    none that i can see as of now


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Proto Engineer"

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    Current Employee - proto engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - proto engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, good work culture

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy, lots of inefficient paperwork