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Updated April 19, 2018
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  • Many training opportunities, cutting edge technology and room for growth (in 20 reviews)

  • work life balance, mogelijkheden binnen onderneming, werkcultuur (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Optical Engineer in Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Optical Engineer in Wilton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly technical work at the PhD level, very challenging problems, overly good work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Sometimes you find people who are not very competent working at very senior technical positions.

    Advice to Management

    Should not differentiate between attention to headquarters in Netherlands and to branches in US.


  2. "Blaming culture in SW"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    State of the art technology. Working with engineers from all over the world. Company is growing. Benefits are nice. IT department is really good.

    Cons

    Unhealthy working environment- impossible schedules, very little testing capabilities and project management tools to deal with, alongside with bad treatment of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Let SW engineers follow the ASML Way of Work. If you don’t let them and force them to cut corners in terms of quality, don’t throw them under the bus when things go south.

  3. "level 6"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Wilton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people are really smart and good to work with

    Cons

    timing is the driving factor in the company it will generally win when arguing for quality

    Advice to Management

    our systems are actively holding us back


  4. "Cutting-edge technology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Wilton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The process of lithography is interesting to know about in itself. Designing components and sub-modules to meet the micron and nano-meter positioning and stability requirements is challenging. Clean-room requirements drive many interesting material investigations and choices. The clean-room manufacturing environment requires a high level of facilities organization. The fabrication of specialty optics are a core component of the Wilton facility. Many intelligent and motivated individuals work at ASML.

    Cons

    Frequent changes in the engineering process without sufficient training. Delivery time expectations are not altered to address the fact that new processes take time to learn and be efficient at.

    Advice to Management

    Remind everyone that English is the company language.


  5. "ASML software devision"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is trying to care the employee. They provide many technical and soft-skill trainings.
    ASML is a stable big company in semiconductor industry.

    Cons

    PS is less than top companies like Google or Apple.
    I am not sure but the industry can be less dynamic than Google or Apple.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Sr. Engineering Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ASML full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and Bonus for good performing employees

    Cons

    work life balance and high travel demand


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Customer Support Engineer 1 (EUV)"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer I in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer I in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, intriguing problem, precision improvement, continuing education policy, medical, vision, dental, 401k, holiday, vacation, and shift differential.

    ASML is a great company and lithography is an interesting problem to solve. If you are interested in this aspect of the semiconductor industry there is no better lithography company.

    Cons

    Computer Based Trainings, internal fab communication between groups, and improvement approach.

    The way you are assessed is stressful. Learning various aspects of the machine is best learned hands-on or in training not during a 1 hour lecture or by computer based trainings.

    The local fab team always needs to pick up the slack for the upgrades team and install team. In addition, the part ordering process is a problem. Management has been doing a good job realizing these issues though.

    The approach to improvement seems to be very customer driven, make smaller transistors, which is why ASML commands majority of the lithography market. Unfortunately, the same software problems go unnoticed model to model and energy efficiency: energy input to energy output is ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Improve part ordering/staging and focus on efficiency improvement more and less on bigger machine = better ideology.

    There are many areas to be improved financially.

  8. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Wilton, CT

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

    Pros

    Good Cultural and fairly good benefit.

    Cons

    average compensation. cafeteria can be improved.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to start a career with"

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Very supportive and cooperative work environment
    Extremely intricate and precise engineering will test your knowledge
    Huge trove of training materials and in person classes

    Cons

    Work space needs upgrade. Cubicles and carpet look rather old. Engineers can sometimes be bogged down by documentation and not really focus on design work.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong technical company, challenging work
    Good benefits, good pay
    Good chance for opportunities

    Cons

    Poor work life balance
    Slightly problematic culture. People consistently looking for you to mess up so they can shine

    Advice to Management

    Work on fixing the culture to be team oriented so the cut throat attitude goes away


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