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ASML Wilton Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  • Work life balance for traveling employees is far below what management advertises (in 7 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. "Business Process Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Business Process Analyst in Wilton, CT
    Current Contractor - Business Process Analyst in Wilton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ASML as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Well distributed work load,
    encouraging managers, good work environment

    Cons

    Old equipment,
    Parking,
    Nothing else, no cons


  2. Helpful (1)

    "ASML - Focus on Continuous Improvement"

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

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

    Pros

    ASML is a company whose focus is on the future. From the world class engineering feats that push the laws of physics to perpetuate Moore's Law to their focus on employee satisfaction that result in facility renovations and improved vacation policies, there's an ever-present drive to be better than our current selves. The employee atmosphere encourages speaking up and provides early career growth potential. No need to worry about designing another "cog in the machine," ASML empowers employees to take ownership of high level deliverables which are directly tied to company success.

    Cons

    Employee diversity can be improved; however, in recent years our demographics have steadily gotten better.
    Cafeteria food is substandard.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on facility improvements (interior and parking lot renovations) and benefits which will drive employee satisfaction. Ensure all team members understand their role and the consequences of not performing adequately / managing expectations to prevent high-performers from getting discouraged and/or burnt-out from going above and beyond to conduct responsibilities that are outside of their role.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "ASML: Engineer's Dream"

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

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

    Pros

    The immense importance of ASML to the semiconductor industry goes unnoticed. It is the leader in cutting-edge technology and makes the impossible possible. Where even picometers matter, this is an engineer's dream to work here. The influx of young, ambitious, and highly-talented PhD's is changing the culture. ASML is highly collaborative, where knowledge transfer is routine and encouraged. Management is highly structured and accountability is always taken seriously. New office and cafeteria renovations has created a better working atmosphere as well.

    Cons

    People get shuffled to different projects and sometimes limits growth and expertise in an area.
    Cafeteria food is sub-par.
    Parking is tight.

    Advice to Management

    New hires should be vetted more closely and their role in the company should be clear to them.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Indoor remodeling needed. Cubes and carpets are from 1990's"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. Interesting technology.

    Cons

    Promotions are rare. So are female employees.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more diversity.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Awesome and exciting technology, needs culture shift"

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

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

    Pros

    Some of the most breaking edge technology is needed to meet the sub-nanometer error budgets of ASML machines. I honestly get excited working here. The work is challenging and heavily based on commercializing new technology into complex projects that perform better than any competing product.

    Cons

    Wilton has a stubborn and dated culture and attitude. This is a con to having so many experienced engineers in one building. Management is working on bringing a younger and more dynamic feel to the Wilton office. The Dutch headquarters has a much younger and more collaborative culture.

    Advice to Management

    You will not attract new hires to Wilton office unless you make the office more exciting and inviting. I almost did not accept my job offer because of this.


  7. "Design Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Wilton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    People real nice, Good design environment and to grow as an engineer

    Cons

    Political and bureaucratic on how resources are allocated, projects left in limbo as a result

    Advice to Management

    Simplify processes don't make them more intricate


  8. Helpful (1)

    "toxic environment - buttered with money"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Wilton, CT
    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Wilton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ASML as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    High pay and bonus -if you are employed. Exciting work if you are in optics.

    Cons

    Its mostly a factory with software development on the periphery. Disappointing work if you are into software, which they admit. More than that the culture is heavily documentation oriented. As there is not much to do in software, the seniors there make a living mostly nitpicking on the documentation. If you know how to suck-up you can make a decent living. Coming out of there, not many options. Only other place that uses this technology is their other office in CA!

    Advice to Management

    Identify and weed out the toxic people before they crash the place down.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "SVG or ASML W"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mdev, RS in Wilton, CT
    Former Employee - Mdev, RS in Wilton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ever evolving technology. When you realize you are working in a building and for a company that is pushing the extreme margins of scientific research in all aspects; very humbling to be a part of this experience.

    Lot's of opportunity to work with many smart and brilliant individuals in this industry. More of the recent hires have relevant backgrounds and technical degrees to back that up.

    Continued company growth gives a sense of stability even though it's on the peak phase.

    Bonus program that's fair as compared to other companies in a similar field.

    Cons

    Cube farm. This is the worst expansion plan ever put together.

    Fast paced environment that at times seem fabricated to appear as such.

    Having a track record of proven success in your field is a curse be it the reason you were hired for the position. You come in thinking about the value you could provide and how excited you are to work with veterans hoping to learn the ropes, better understand the company politics and dynamics.
    As you settle into your role and after a month, a look and sense of overwhelming fear and panic would come across the face and body expressions of some “managers” – most of their titles, titular. In group settings, conference calls and team meetings it would begin. You would say something innovative that many in the room would agree with, and then you’d quickly be silenced. Then a “manager” would take the “stage” and begin spewing off a bunch of nonsense that he/she and everyone else around us knew was proverbial B.S.
    Gen Xers and Baby Boomers come to a workplace now filled with people that are in the same age range of their children. As such, they tend to take on a condescending, elitist attitude as if these “kids” couldn’t possibly know more than them. At the same time, in the back of their mind, they know that in many respects these kids know tremendously more than them.
    In the business world, Millennials are in many ways better suited to lead than their older counterparts. Why? The reason is simple. Millennials value authenticity. They know that shoving a boring, self-serving agenda down the consumers’ and suppliers’ throats won’t work, so they’re better suited to tell it like it is and find digestible business solutions.

    Advice to Management

    Move aside Don Draper. Your days are done.

    When older generations bring their 1985 skill-set into the workplace, baggage comes along with it. They know that they are yesterday’s model and that the new fresh faces have valuable things to contribute. As a tactic of self-preservation, older generations intentionally keep their younger counterparts oppressed in hopes that they can slip under the radar and continue to pitch proverbial B.S. for another 10-20 years until they’re up for retirement.
    I’ve got news for these people. They’re ruining the workplace for themselves and everyone around them, and they’re causing the world to progress slower. They’re destroying innovation and they’re destroying opportunity. They think they can hide, but eventually their time will be up and they won’t be able to stay hidden until retirement.
    We need veterans, middle career and rookies to work together. That’s the only way a team will ever win, but this starts with all parties checking their egos at the door and coming into the office ready to roll up their sleeves and play in the same sandbox.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Design Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good company, very high tech!!

    Cons

    Expect long hours to get meet deadlines.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Good place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilton, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ASML full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work and products
    Nice location
    Nice people

    Cons

    inside of building is old and sometimes not clean
    Parking is tight
    Food in car. is really bad

    Advice to Management

    Improve food, fix parking, and vacuum/wash the carpets more



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