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ASML San Jose Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Many training opportunities, cutting edge technology and room for growth (in 19 reviews)

  • Good work-life balance, as it is possible for you to work shorter weeks if so requested; (in 13 reviews)

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

  • Expect long hours to get meet deadlines (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Stable job, but didn't feel you can achieve your potential"

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    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable, Fair enough work-life balance

    Cons

    Many times PMs don't have a good clue about the sensible direction.They just head towards some empty promises from the customers. You spend a lot of time and efforts for nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Should have a better strategic planning, and appropriate the resources accordingly


  2. Helpful (5)

    "ASML Brion"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice building. Some good perks.

    Cons

    Some managers do not know how to manage. Childish arguments are common.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "work environment"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere. Free food.

    Cons

    Many trips to Europe and Asia. Dishonest management. Dislakes people based on race.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest, don't discriminate based on race and gender.


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "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.


  6. Helpful (3)

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

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    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.


  7. "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

  8. Helpful (4)

    "No career path"

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    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.


  9. 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


  10. "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.


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