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Pros
  • Cutting Edge technology in semiconductor industries (in 17 reviews)

  • Amazing managers and great work/life balance (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance for traveling employees is far below what management advertises (in 8 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. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    "Brion is good but tough"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Great technology"

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    • Senior Management
    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).


  7. "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.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "A so so place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company with OK benefits.
    Most people are nice and competent.
    Amazing combination of advanced technology and profitability
    Open to applicants with different background

    Cons

    Intensive work, relative low salary.
    Profit sharing are not performance based.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "It is good for a beginner but not good enough when you become experienced."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    Pros

    The co-workers are smart and the relationships are great. The managers respect the employees. flexible work time. Provide free four dinners.

    Cons

    The pay is not great. The pressure from customer is very high. Many coworkers are not from CS background and the projects are poorly managed.

    Advice to Management

    The managers were great. But too many senior leaders left the company for other chances. The company also need to balance the CS and the application side.


  10. "good place to start work"

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    Current Employee - California in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - California in Santa Clara, CA

    Pros

    good work environment, no too much game play, people are willing to help each other

    Cons

    benefit package needs to be more competitive


  11. Helpful (3)

    "No career path"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good start company for a physics background. Smart colleagues and good personal relationship. Job security.

    Cons

    Low cmpensation. No career path. No motivations.

    Advice to Management

    Please learn how to motivate your employees.


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