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Updated March 29, 2017
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Cymer Chief Technology Strategist of ASML & SVP of Cymer Technologies Division Robert P. Akins
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Pros
  • Really challenging work environment, cutting edge technology (in 14 reviews)

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

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

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

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  1. "Business intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cymer as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company really cares about developing talent internally. Once securing one intern position the company bent over backwards to find me two more successive positions to retain me. The company truly cares about work life balance it's not just lip service. Flexible working arrangements are not stifled and onsite foosball, yoga, bootcamp, ping pong and even beach volleyball and basketball are celebrated along with encouraging community outreach and good will.

    Cons

    None to speak of except the commute to Rancho Bernardo from downtown each day isn't made any easier by the appealing state of traffic management on the 15/163.


  2. "Sr Reliability Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Reliability Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Reliability Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technology Leader and now part of ASML

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. "Overall, great place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FSE in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - FSE in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some managers are very flexible with hours.

    Cons

    Some managers just want to make themselves look good

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the field


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  5. "4yrs at cymer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Performance Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Performance Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of resource for high priority projects. Very technically challenging work. Most people at the company are good to work with and have a sense of pride in their work.

    Cons

    Large company with all the overhead that goes with it. Has become process driven even when process is broken. Management does give clear direction until it is too late to make large changes on projects.


  6. "Materials Planning"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cymer as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, very technical & young entrepreneurship vibe. Cymer sponsors many company events and fun outings, there are also employee appreciation events with free food for all employees.

    Cons

    Some managers lack experience and put down employees. Tact & professionalism is vital here, also people get promoted based on their friendships with others in the company.


  7. "Work Quality"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Challenging work, great people to work with

    Cons

    Tough schedules make work difficult sometimes


  8. "Data Analysis Tool Development"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Data Analyst Tool Development in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Data Analyst Tool Development in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cymer as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Intern Program. Challenging and Rewarding Work. Will Gain Interesting Technical Knowledge. Good Pay. Great Location.

    Cons

    Difficult Work. High Intensity Work Environment, Lots of Pressure. Culture Very Work-centric


  9. "Good Opportunity to learn"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Cymer (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Inclusive and very friendly environment

    Cons

    - Not covering housing costs for interns


  10. "Mechanical Design Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Mechanical Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Contractor - Mechanical Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Cymer as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging Responsibilities
    New things to learn

    Cons

    Too much pressure
    multiple projects simultaneously


  11. "Excellent place to work overall."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Integration Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Integration Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very fun and dynamic environment. Great people and opportunity to take charge of a project. Campus is small but beautiful, convenient, and sufficient.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be tough at times. Entrepreneurial spirit can translate into disorganization at times. Susceptible to typical tech industry hiring and firing cycles.

    Advice to Management

    Codify the more systematic jobs better in order to create time to be able to focus more on the creative.


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