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Updated February 23, 2017
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Cymer Chief Technology Strategist of ASML & SVP of Cymer Technologies Division Robert P. Akins
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Pros
  • Fast paced exciting environment, cutting edge technology and interesting culture (in 14 reviews)

  • Great culture, excellent pay and benefits (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is an issue too (in 8 reviews)

  • Upper management can be ineffective at communicating with each other, leading to engineering groups to work on unnecessary stuff (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Dynamic work environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cymer (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great technology, extremely smart people to work is. Good salary and bonuses.

    Cons

    No work live balance, to much stress.


  2. "Good workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cymer full-time

    Pros

    Excellent High tech R&D environment

    Cons

    No good qualification about employee's achievement


  3. "Enjoyable Challenges"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cymer full-time

    Pros

    Technical challenges keep everyone fully engaged

    Cons

    Ultimately decisions are made by the foreign-based parent company


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  5. "New leadership and new focus"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cymer full-time

    Pros

    Empowerment is a priority
    Revamped customer focus
    Community volunteer oriented

    Cons

    Managers are not all leaders yet

    Advice to Management

    Continue improvements and focus on leadership training to keep and grow talent.


  6. "Worst place to work on Earth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cymer full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay when you join, and good benefits.

    Cons

    There is a Culture of Pointing Finger & dividing while pretending they was to unify is simply insulting. People are "empowered" to take action, what they don't say is, that you are empowered to do, exactly what you are told, or else you will get in trouble somehow if you push back and think. Also most of the Upper management have no idea what it takes to get things done and make commitments on a fly and make unachievable requests, bit tittles, zero understanding, they push their work on their teams, provide no additional resources, and treat us like they do us a favor by employing us. This causes people to quit all the time, go on stress leaves, start experiencing visible stress in all its forms, or simply hate each day when going to work.

    Advice to Management

    Don't pretend you care about the employees with picnics, changing pictures weekly and events that just waste money, instead train your managers to be nurturing, motivating, supporting, constructive, and provide increases in salary that are at least the equal to the yearly inflation. So long as you don't show sincere appreciation, instead of just a show, you will continue to lose good people.


  7. "Great company to work for, but not baby friendly"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cymer full-time

    Pros

    Good salaries.
    Very smart coworkers

    Cons

    Paternity leave is frowned upon.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear that taking family leave is OK


  8. "Used to be a great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cymer full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the original people from when Cymer was it's own company are still there.

    Cons

    Even though I think ASML has meant well they have destroyed what made Cymer a great company. Half of the company EUV section was rolled into ASML with employees are leaving or want to leave.

    Advice to Management

    To late the damage is done.


  9. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great environment and good work/life culture

    Cons

    none that can come to mind.

    Advice to Management

    expand recruitment


  10. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Process-oriented workplace makes your work easier. It also makes it easier to find the right stakeholders to complete your projects. Very social group of people. Surrounded by smart engineers. You can "see" the product you're part of. Strong safety culture.

    Cons

    Process-oriented workplace can also mean that it might make things difficult to move fast.


  11. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    high tech, good environment to work.

    Cons

    fast pace specially in EUV part.



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