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Updated Sep 21, 2021

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3.8
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Cymer Chief Technology Strategist of ASML & SVP of Cymer Technologies Division Robert P. Akins
Robert P. Akins
139 Ratings
Pros
  • "Being able to work on cutting edge technology and innovation(in 18 reviews)

  • "Really challenging work environment, cutting edge technology(in 16 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "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. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      good company

      Sep 5, 2021 - Research Scientist 
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      Pros

      very challenging problem to work on

      Cons

      can be stressfully at times

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to work

      Sep 21, 2021 - Field Service Engineer in Chandler, AZ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent base pay overtime after 8 hours in a day compressed work week

      Cons

      Working at customer sites can be difficult

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Cymer is a good job

      Sep 15, 2021 - Field Service Engineer (FSE) in Hillsboro, OR
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      Pros

      It is a safe work environment

      Cons

      No cons to think of now

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Still stuck in the 1980s mentality of working

      Sep 9, 2021 - Senior Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great business outlook Work can be a lot of fun

      Cons

      This applies only to the business side and not to engineering (I do not have insight into how it is there) - Top management knows how to churn business but they do not care for people - Your concerns will not be heard even if you report biases, management and HR will try to work through it and will not help you avoid the situation or come out of it - Even today HR works for management not for the employees. The only change is today HR will not hold it against you like they used to, but they will stay indifferent - Leaders are not people oriented - This is not a business with stepping into today's call for change, this is a business with its foot stuck in the 80s I will strongly recommend to not join here, especially if you are a minority and a woman!! Not the place for you.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Okay experience

      Aug 25, 2021 - Manufacturing Technician 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Paid overtime. -Work was interesting. -Good manufacturing experience.

      Cons

      -Long hours made work life balance a bit tough. -Tough deadlines. -Not a lot of opportunities to move up.

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    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Communication and upper management organization is terrible. is

      Aug 10, 2021 - Field Service Engineer (FSE) in Hillsboro, OR
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      Pros

      Decent work with hands on and lots of computer work considering. So decent balance of types of activities.

      Cons

      Communication is terrible. They do not listen to there employees and the issues on the ground in relation to programs not working, equipment being very finicky, and horrible procedure procurement and writing. It's too bad. Lots of potential to be a great place to work.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Key Player in the Semiconductor Industry

      Jul 2, 2021 - Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent work environment, including supportive manager and colleagues. Your work finds use in a semiconductor fab making chips that benefits millions of people by providing them electronic devices. Cymer has just one competitor in making deep UV lasers, while its parent ASML holds the dominant position over its two competitors for making chip-making scanners. In the emerging area of extreme UV, ASML and Cymer are effectively a monopoly. As The Economist recently pointed out, ASML (and not Google, Apple, or Facebook) may be the closest the global tech industry has to a linchpin.

      Cons

      Cymer has a relatively flat organizational structure and those wanting a rapid set of promotions may be disappointed. This is not unusual for tech companies. Given that customer support of established products is of primary importance a significant part of the work is sustaining engineering. Problem solving opportunities and opportunities to innovate do exist, but this is not a startup with a pie in the sky idea.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee

      good company

      Jun 16, 2021 - Data Scientist in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      lot of great resources and people

      Cons

      isolated and stressful environment to be in.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Working here has been a pleasure

      Jun 8, 2021 - Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great People and the technology

      Cons

      Not a lot of cons

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    11. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      lack of communication between upper management and manufacturing floor

      Jun 8, 2021 - Manufacturing Technician in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      the pay is good, benefits are good

      Cons

      upper management does not understand nor effectively solve production issues and puts pressure on manufacturing techs to meet goals without actually fixing production equipment, only hack jobs keeping them barely running.

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