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Updated November 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)

  • "Long hours, bullying in extreme, abusing managers, over the top unrealistic expectations, no training, no Beni for of doubt" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "end of year review"

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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

    fair review and great raises

    Cons

    not enough time spent with employees


  2. "mechanical engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cymer full-time

    Pros

    fast face, good learning environment

    Cons

    too much fire fighting everyday

    Advice to Management

    be proactive

  3. "Save yourself from misery"

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    Former Employee - Architect in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Architect in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of talented young engineers

    Cons

    Poor management. No structure. No planning. Most management cannot work well with asml. Open work space with limited seats have you running around for a place to sit down every day. It's like musical chair competition. No recognition for talented engineers who make things happen. Undeserving people getting promoted. Overall high stress environment which is artificially created. Cymer would have been down the drain long time back if asml did not buy out.

    Advice to Management

    Take management 101, before becomjng managers and promote people with good technical background as managers. Some of the managers are as good as Walmart managers


  4. "Project Manager Jr"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cymer full-time

    Pros

    Best training opportunities
    Many social events

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  5. "IT Project manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Close to home; big cafeteria!

    Cons

    SLOWEST internet ever; no planning in anything; over bearing manager. One Director insist that an action item was on me in a meeting that I never attended or was invited too. Coordination with ASML is horrible; nobody knows what to do

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together!


  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Global Product Support Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Global Product Support Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cymer full-time

    Pros

    Great company. Great Enviroment and Culture.

    Cons

    Located in pricey area. May have to commute.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Project Manger Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cymer (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Staff, worked with a lot of smart people.

    Cons

    Horrible management, They didn't respect employees at all.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Going downhill"

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    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation benefits and a lot of smart people

    Cons

    Less and less focused on employee happiness. We are moving from cubicles to callcenter like spaces. Not enough bathrooms for the amount of people, so oop at home before coming to work


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Worked with some very smart colleagues.

    Cons

    Management is completely out of touch with their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating good workers so badly.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Sr Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cymer full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, interesting technology, weather in San Diego is always perfect!

    Cons

    As a manager, I had zero authority. Zero. Expense reports of all of my direct reports approved by VP. Culture of fear as Cymer Light Source CEO is a tyrant. CEO has brought in his Yes Men from Applied Materials, which defines the culture and has driven out almost all ability to make decisions at Director level and below. Seriously, folks....if you are going to pay me $140k a year....you should enable me to make some decisions.

    Motto at UCSD is “Friends don’t let friends work for Cymer”

    Advice to Management

    Remove all Cymer Light Source CEO YES MEN and get back to serving your customer.


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