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Updated March 19, 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. "Software Engineer Intern"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Rancho Bernardo, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Rancho Bernardo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment. Everybody is more than happy to help you do whatever you need to get the project done

    Cons

    Nothing much. As good as I can expect an internship to be


  2. "Engineering manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cymer full-time

    Pros

    good great wonderful awesome fun exciting

    Cons

    work hard work hard work hard


  3. "Dynamic work environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cymer (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great technology, extremely smart people to work is. Good salary and bonuses.

    Cons

    No work live balance, to much stress.


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  5. "Great Experience"

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    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The workflow is very clear. Employees are very nice and helpful.

    Cons

    I don't really see any downsides.


  6. "Intern"

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

    Pros

    great environment and good work/life culture

    Cons

    none that can come to mind.

    Advice to Management

    expand recruitment


  7. "Excellent place to work at"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cymer as an intern

    Pros

    Helpful peer group
    Enough time and motivation
    Good reference material
    Stimulating environment
    Freedom in workplace

    Cons

    Fast paced, if you do not keep up to speed with everything you might fall back

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Process-oriented workplace makes your work easier. It also makes it easier to find the right stakeholders to complete your projects. Very social group of people. Surrounded by smart engineers. You can "see" the product you're part of. Strong safety culture.

    Cons

    Process-oriented workplace can also mean that it might make things difficult to move fast.


  9. "Staff Mechanical engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Really challenging work environment, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Gets stressful sometimes, project management gets too controlling


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Cymer an ASML company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Being able to work on cutting edge technology and innovation.
    Wide variety of job opportunities, especially being part of ASML now.
    Multicultural environment with employees from all over the world, and offices all over the world. This also creates worldwide job mobility.

    Cons

    Fast pace of the semiconductor industry is not for everyone.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Great working environment to learn a lot"

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging work and technology for engineers and scientists. Nice people to work with who are always willing to help out each other and share knowledge. Great pay and benefits. Always provide employees the sufficient tools to complete their jobs, no matter what they might cost.

    Cons

    I've heard about layoffs. Hope it won't happen to me anytime soon as I love working here.

    Advice to Management

    Read other reviews. I am fairly new (less than a year) and have not had any experience with higher management.



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