Cymer Reviews

Updated Aug 9, 2020

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Cymer Chief Technology Strategist of ASML & SVP of Cymer Technologies Division Robert P. Akins
Robert P. Akins
132 Ratings
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  • "Within a year or two of the ASML acquisition, Cymer lost everything that once made it great(in 19 reviews)

  • "Multiple people in upper management come from low tech background such as automotive industry(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Algorithm Engineer 

    I have been working at Cymer full-time

    Pros

    good pay, good benefits, good hours

    Cons

    very limited parking, lots of construction

  2. "Chaotic"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electricl Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cymer full-time

    Pros

    You will have a chance to get some design experience

    Cons

    Pure Chaos. You will do everything on your projects.


  3. "Nice place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Control Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Cymer full-time

    Pros

    High tech. Semiconductor industry. Lots of smart people

    Cons

    Low efficiency in development. Organization changes lot

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Multinational company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer, Architect in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cymer full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Overall compensation is a top in the city. Stable and progressive company.

    Cons

    Too many of project management folks. Sometimes you as an engineer think that they (project leads and managers) are core people to the company and they (PLs) deliver know-how, innovations, etc. on their own.

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  5. "Engineer"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cymer full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay above average. Culture is great. Unique and highly technical product. Never a shortage of challenges

    Cons

    Hard to move up. Promotions are rare regardless of performance

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  6. "Great Place to Work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Expert in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cymer full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Daily tasks vary. exciting and new technology and new software tools. Lots of opportunity to learn

    Cons

    A lot of variability. Some redundancy in tasks Sometimes everyone is working on the same thing.

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  7. "Great hours and very competitive pay."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cymer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hours, pay and the people

    Cons

    New management, so it’s hard to move up unless you have been with them for many years.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "This is the worst company for women scientists to work"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cymer full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many people to become friend with

    Cons

    Almost everything is a disaster at Cymer. Management, pay, work-life balance, being valued, job security, etc. They are the worst with women. Only about 5% of their scientists are women. They sometimes mistake women scientists with janitors in their clean room. Very offensive environment. Run away if you are offered a job at Cymer.

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  9. "Engineer"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer - Front Half - Night Shift in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cymer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benifits and the pay is great

    Cons

    Long hours and difficult work

  10. "Two mints in one"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cymer full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Money. Cutting edge technolgy, Flat structure in EUV at least.

    Cons

    DUV is still very hierarchical with narrow job functions.

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