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Updated March 19, 2017
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ASML President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Wennink
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  • Work life balance for traveling employees is far below what management advertises (in 7 reviews)

  • Bad management of people as the line managers are selected not on talent but because they are working in ASML for long years (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "A nice company to build your career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Wilton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of its research and manufacturing sections is located in Wilton, CT, on the Eastcoast of US. ASML has its main section in Dutch. The colleagues are quite nice and creative. I enjoy the corporate culture in this company. Another thing that I appreciate this company brings me is the soft skills trainings, which is very helpful for personal development as well.

    I think it is a good company to develop a nice career path.

    Cons

    You can be confused at the management structure at the very beginning, especially as a new employee. But gradually, I start to figure out the advantages of current managing structure. This can help company keep productive while value people at the same time.

    Advice to Management

    I would like to thank my GL and PL first and I do think he did a very job on guiding people as well as controlling projects. But I heard from other departments or teams that not all the managers have the same wise management style, which would depress and stress out some of our smart and hard-working employees. Please take some actions to have the not-so-good managers to learn from the very good managers.


  2. "Senior Design Engineer II"

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

    I have been working at ASML full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work, Opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Sometimes over optimistic about the plan, which causes a lot of stress.
    Too many meetings.
    Pay is not competitive


  3. "Fast paced but solid company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Wilton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work with highly skilled and intelligent people
    - World class engineering
    - Good benefits, above average time off
    - Very receptive to new ideas
    - Solid outlook
    - For a semiconductor company, very stable

    Cons

    - Planning is ALWAYS overoptimistic
    - Work can be very stressful at times
    - Communication can always be better

    Advice to Management

    Everyday management: Get to know your people better, and try to help them with some of the chaos of life at ASML. You have very talented people that will kill themselves to deliver. You sometimes need to save them from themselves!

    Upper management: Very good vision overall. But please if you make broad policy changes and initiatives, you better support them or else you lose trust.


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  5. "CSE MPS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ASML full-time

    Pros

    Amazing managers and great work/life balance.

    Cons

    Nothing major off hand however If i had to pick the customers can be demanding

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great feedback and envirment


  6. "A company with technology that transforms the world"

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

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

    Pros

    How do you pack over 3 billion transistors on a tiny chip in your phone? ASML is the company that supplies that technology. The machines ASML develop to make microchips are amazing - sub-nano meter precision at a speed faster than fighter jet and they are the only one that does that in this world. Engineers get to do ground-breaking work that no one has done before. Other cons:
    1. Opportunity to travel to Europe
    2. Equality -here titles are not as important as some of the American companies. You can't see other people's position level unless s/he include it in the email signature.
    3. Profit sharing bonus for employees - 17% in 2016
    4. Employee Stock purchase plan - 20% premium after a year
    5. Collaborative culture, smart employees

    Cons

    1. ASML didn't become a global company like it is today until recent years, so the way they do things can still be Netherland centric at times.
    2. Some of the operating systems are out-of-date, for example paper forms, excel sheets in a lot of places, and the company's website is 20 years old....

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade our systems so employees can be more effective at work.


  7. "Production Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ASML full-time

    Pros

    Positive Semiconductor equipment reputation in industry

    Cons

    Low salary and allowance.
    Didn't provide technical training for Production Engineer but on call.
    Always asking Engineer overtime on weekend and night shift.
    Low wage adjustment per year.
    Unofficial define good performance rate, wage adjustment, training to specific person.
    Shortage resource which company didn't develop employees.
    Junior team leader advocate elbow culture to Engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Please terminate team leader who should not be management team member. Who is going to stop Team leader share employee salary to other employees.


  8. "Tax Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Collaborative culture, growing company, focused management, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Impact of decisions in regions can feel like an afterthought, communication can be difficult across countries


  9. "Growth and Development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ASML offers tremendous room for growth. With different departments and positions and an our ever-expanding hierarchy of roles, opportunity for growth and challenge is available. Essentially an intern could work and potentially advance in time into a role of greater responsibility or a management position.

    Cons

    ASML not well know in the US. Need to build a recognizable brand. Show the benefits of the products and the opportunities available.


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    "Sr, Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits for the semiconductor industry. Pay is also in line to above many other companies in semiconductor. Teams are strong and play well in the sandbox.
    Solid technology and overall a company with a bright future.

    Cons

    Like many companies, the politics are getting in the way at times.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "ASML - Focus on Continuous Improvement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer I in Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer I in Wilton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ASML is a company whose focus is on the future. From the world class engineering feats that push the laws of physics to perpetuate Moore's Law to their focus on employee satisfaction that result in facility renovations and improved vacation policies, there's an ever-present drive to be better than our current selves. The employee atmosphere encourages speaking up and provides early career growth potential. No need to worry about designing another "cog in the machine," ASML empowers employees to take ownership of high level deliverables which are directly tied to company success.

    Cons

    Employee diversity can be improved; however, in recent years our demographics have steadily gotten better.
    Cafeteria food is substandard.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on facility improvements (interior and parking lot renovations) and benefits which will drive employee satisfaction. Ensure all team members understand their role and the consequences of not performing adequately / managing expectations to prevent high-performers from getting discouraged and/or burnt-out from going above and beyond to conduct responsibilities that are outside of their role.



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