Cymer - Awesome technology and some really great people; high stress and management with little foresight | Glassdoor
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"Awesome technology and some really great people; high stress and management with little foresight"

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Current Employee - Engineering Project Manager in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Engineering Project Manager in San Diego, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The pay is good for a corporate job. The environment is great if you're a self starter who can finish things quickly and honestly. There are TONS of smart people to learn from, so the experience you gain is top-tier.

Cons

Upper management has a hard time because the technology is so difficult and changing so rapidly. Very difficult company to apply a traditional upper management scheme to, and it is felt at lower levels.

Advice to Management

Worry more about providing stability to the people beneath you instead of constantly focusing on making a good name for yourself within the upper ranks.

Other Employee Reviews for Cymer

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Large, disorganized, confusing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cymer full-time

    Pros

    There are good-hearted, helpful people at Cymer that truly care about the technology and about others. The work is fast-paced and there can be lots of travel opportunities with the merger and emerging technology. There is also a lot of opportunity for networking and education.

    Cons

    There is no organization. Difficult personalities. It is hard to see the true reward of working in the industry when you are buried in corporate administration. Overabundance of meetings get in the way of completing anything. Most real engineering is done by contractors. Matrix management yields too many people in the chain of command. The HR department is completely incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    Great company in some ways, but lots of cons in terms of organization and people.


  2. Helpful (11)

    "Sr. Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technologies, work colleagues and educational opportunities. Company celebrations and moral building cookouts.

    Cons

    Wouldn't need moral building cookouts if the company respected and valued its employees. "What have you done for me lately" mentality from management. Unfair management supported by HR department.

    Advice to Management

    ASML needs to clean house and eliminate Cymer's director and senior director level. ASML already has superior directors making Cymer directors redundant and costly

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