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Updated January 3, 2018
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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 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "ASML didn't get to be #1 at what they do without being very good at what they do."

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ASML full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Collectively, the IQ of this company is probably over 120. Very smart people working towards a common goal. In my 9 years with this company, they went from being #7 in the world to being #1 in the world at designing, marketing, manufacturing, servicing, installing, and supporting the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing machines on the planet.

    Cons

    You either need an advanced degree, or very specific experience to get in. Advancement opportunities are far an few between for people like me (transplanted from a corporate take-over, no specific engineering degree...)

    Advice to Management

    Ok. You're a Dutch company. Suits, ties, very polite, etc... My advice? Loosen up a little.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Working at the heart of the technology world!"

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    Former Employee - Reliability Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Reliability Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ASML full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    i had the chance to work with some of the smartest people on the planet, and was made better for it. There is nothing like working at a major semiconductor manufacturer R&D facility, where the engineers and scientists were working with our machines to produce cutting edge semiconductor designs and processes. Hours were long, but very busy. People were great!. Growth is unlimited. Benefits were outstanding.

    Cons

    Some really long hours (but well compensated!).

    Advice to Management

    None, really. I was treated very well, even when being laid off.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "A solid company to grow with"

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

    I have been working at ASML full-time

    Pros

    Stable company = job stability. Talented team of people at Brion. Competitive compensation package as compare other software companies alike in the silicon valley. Management team listens to employee feedback and follow up with improvements. Flexible work hours for those who manages their project efficiently.

    Cons

    None I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  4. "Productive and Positive Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Writer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cross-Functional team work performs very well at ASML. Requests are consistently fulfilled in a timely and polite/professional manner. Cross-functional teams perform well at working together towards a common goal and achieving on-time deliverables.

    ASML recognizes the work-life balance puzzle and helps employees improve their work-life balance quality with their frequent offerings of fun group activities, and a more generous than most companies, paid time off package.

    Offers healthy dinners 4 days/week.

    Cons

    Since this is a software company, towards the end of a release cycle can be a little too busy. Overall, work load is reasonable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. More social break time activities at the office to further improve teams getting to know each other better.


  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 (1)

    "Brion is good but tough"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    many talents to compete and sharpen skills
    good work can be appraised
    have a good exercise room
    many nice and good guys

    Cons

    job is tough, need commit many extra time in order to exceed
    salaries is not very high
    the field is narrow

    Advice to Management

    can improve the working environment more, and need new way to inspire the engineers for better work and for stablility


  7. "Great work place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    job security is good. and co-workers are very kind.

    Cons

    ethnic balance is not very even. but still okay.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Great technology"

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ASML full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The technology is outstanding at ASML. People want to contribute at a high level. ASML as good training programs for learning the tools.

    Cons

    If you aren't Dutch, it can take some time to get used to the culture and get to know people. If you are going to spend any time in the Netherlands, I recommend learning Dutch. Even though the Dutch know English quite well, it helps the working relationship to know the language (same as in any other country).


  9. "ASML Has Interesting Products"

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

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

    Pros

    Technology under development is interesting and sometimes challenging in a good way. Employees are recognized for good work.

    People are generally nice and easy to work with.

    Building is light and bright. Food and beverages are well stocked for employees, company events are generally fun and well-planned.

    Cons

    Cubes are small. Not all jobs have clear career paths


  10. "Review from a US employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As the dominant player in lithography equipment market. The job opportunity in ASML is stable. It will get less impact from down turns.

    Cons

    This is an European company, so fewer bonus and useless employee stock purchasing plan. It is hard to advance on the career ladder too.

    Advice to Management

    People in US should get a chance of rotation so that we can have an idea of what is going on in headquarter.


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