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ASML Reviews

Updated July 12, 2018
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ASML President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Wennink
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46 Ratings

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Pros
  • "If you you are in physics, mechatronics, etc - you will work on a cutting edge technology" (in 20 reviews)

  • "work life balance, mogelijkheden binnen onderneming, werkcultuur" (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hard to have work-life balance if job position is CS related" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Agile way of working is a work in progress" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Technical support engineer"

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    • 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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Wilton Worker"

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    • 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.

  3. "Customer Support Engineer"

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    • 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!


  4. Helpful (10)

    "Great tech, poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, great engineers

    Cons

    (1) Not enough HR and HR has a serious attitude problem. HR doesn't pick up phone or reply email at the offer negotiation phase (2) Poor onboarding and training. It takes days for new hire to get the badge. After the first day "orientation", new hire still doesn't know how to write time card, how to request IT service. Team members are not willing to spend 1hr going over the project they are working on. If you are new, going to meetings and asking questions is the only way to learn the jargons and techniques. (3) Serious role clarity problem. Some people are super busy, while others have essentially nothing to do. Manager will ask senior engineer to do a technician's job, and to assign someone to do something that is not his/her job duty (4) too many meetings and engineers don't have enough time to solve real technical problems (5) people have to share cubicles because there is not enough working space

    Advice to Management

    (1) Better role clarity (2) When hiring people, tell them explicitly that the position could be contract before formal interview (3) better office and cafeteria are needed


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service Engineer"

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    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


  6. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  7. "level 6"

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    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

  8. "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.


  9. Helpful (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.


  10. "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.


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