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Updated August 17, 2017
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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. "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.


  2. "Making history"

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    Current Employee - Director in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, amazing technology, lots of opportunity, good compensation

    Cons

    Face paced and intense (if you are not wired for that)

    Advice to Management

    Keep going as is, share price speaks for itself

  3. "Thriving Culture"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people I interact with on a consistent basis all come from various background, and it's an amazing opportunity to be a part of something bigger while working with these people.
    As long as you have the right attitude, a desire to learn, and a genuine interest for technology, this company will help you achieve your career goals.

    Cons

    No Cons. There will always be a few bad apples at every company. There really is no point in wasting time and energy with them.

    Advice to Management

    Think big picture and long-term. The people are what makes this company so unique!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Work along side top level scientists and engineers on cutting edge technology"

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

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

    Pros

    You get to work along side top level scientist and engineers. Exciting technology that enables employees to become passionate about their work. A well established company with great management and a loyal customer base.

    Cons

    Bob and Rick no longer run the company. The company transition is ill received by many. Mixed management styles within the company. Clash of two cultures creates friction.

    Advice to Management

    Make more effort to become familiar with the San Diego work culture. Be more empathetic to employee work styles.


  5. "Great company, leading edge technology"

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    Current Employee - Project Lead in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Project Lead in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cymer full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Contributing to the development of leading edge technologies used in the semiconductor industry

    Cons

    Be prepared for long hours of work


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "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


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