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Updated April 11, 2018
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Cymer Chief Technology Strategist of ASML & SVP of Cymer Technologies Division Robert P. Akins
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  • Work life balance is an issue too (in 9 reviews)

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

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  1. "engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cymer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    fantastic company to work at

    Cons

    can't think of any


  2. "Sr. Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cymer full-time

    Pros

    work with a group of very intelligent ppl. a lot of great opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    work can be intense. need to be very self-motivated

    Advice to Management

    should have better training program.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Working for a pay check"

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great technology
    -Steady pay to work in a toxic environment

    Cons

    - Business bogged by politics,
    - Run by fear of escalating, because folks will escalate everything and even VPs go to HR with employee complaints
    -No checks and balances
    - HR works for top level management

    Advice to Management

    - Put in actions to establish a healthy working environment


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Barely Hanging On"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cymer full-time

    Pros

    Salaries are high and people are great and events are fun too.

    Cons

    Senior leadership team needs to look in the mirror and take ownership instead of CYA attitude and using buzz words that make us feel like they care and are empowering us. Lots of people just sitting around and doing nothing to collect $$.

    Advice to Management

    Look at leadership team and make some changes and take our feedback and do something with it and stop with the lip service of empowerment and change.


  5. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cymer full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and decent pay. Onsite cafe. Project timelines are rarely met and/or canceled. Large variety of work. Very interesting technology

    Cons

    Poor mid management. Matrix organization structure prevents progress. Too many chiefs and not enough workers. The good people generally move on in a year or two.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction and see it through. Consider promoting from within instead of bringing in outside people that are not familiar with the company’s procedures. Base promotions on accomplishments and not on presentation/talking skills.


  6. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cymer full-time

    Pros

    Really dynamic place to work

    Cons

    Things are changing too quickly


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Paralegal"

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    Current Employee - Patent Paralegal in Rancho Bernardo, CA
    Current Employee - Patent Paralegal in Rancho Bernardo, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cymer full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, nice people.

    Cons

    Parent company has changed the way Cymer operates. It's not as fun to work at Cymer as it used to be.

    Advice to Management

    Stop stressing out your employees.

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    "great place to collect a check"

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    Current Employee - Senior Controls Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Controls Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    underlying science/engineering is awesome and has many challenging problems

    Cons

    company treats symptoms rather than underlying issues


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good while I was there"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cymer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Community outreach is excellent.

    Cons

    Too many different managers, one every year.

    Advice to Management

    I bet you are kicking yourselves now, so you already know. Boy you lost some great people.


  10. "Good benefits but changing structure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cymer full-time

    Pros

    great health benefits, retirement plan, free vision, yearly bonus

    Cons

    losing personal space due to Activity Based Workspaces, seem like Dutch are trying to make us fit their plan without caring about American needs

    Advice to Management

    Stop making us like them and take the local opinion into account...we aren't Dutch. We don't care about what's happening over there, we care that our footprint in San Diego is being wiped away with the merger. Find a local charity and sponsorship to still allow us to be part of the community here!!!


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