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Updated January 17, 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. "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

  3. 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.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "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


  5. "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!!!


  6. "Evolving Company"

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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

    You are working with really intelligent people and are able to learn a lot.

    Cons

    Has issues with politics, but what company doesn't


  7. "Great place for engineers"

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

    I worked at Cymer full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, excellent management, good culture and training opportunities, hands on experience.

    Cons

    Owned by ASML, which often pushes bureaucratic procedures and excessive documentation requirements.

  8. "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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Absolutely worst place unless you wanna ruin your life!"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cymer part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing I remember. All bad memories!

    Cons

    Long hours, bullying in extreme, abusing managers, over the top unrealistic expectations, no training, no Beni for of doubt. Do one mistake and you're fired!

    Advice to Management

    Better quite


  10. Helpful (2)

    "It's not Cymer any more"

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    Current Employee - Machinist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Machinist in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cymer full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are fairly decent

    Cons

    Management has no idea what they're doing it's complete chaos from the top to the bottom

    Advice to Management

    Replace all the people in the human resource department


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