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"Stimulating work environment"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Fremont, CA
Current Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Fremont, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Lam Research full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

(1) Very smart people in technology groups (most of them with PhDs)
(2) Growth path can be negotiated with management upfront
(3) Lot of challenges and opportunities to perform every quarter

Cons

(1) Must be ultra-motivated and willing to work overtime (for free, of course!)
(2) Too much travel sometimes

Other Employee Reviews for Lam Research

  1. "If you wan to do something, this is a good place for you..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity - Novellus runs lean; you are expected to produce.

    Cons

    Too political - powerful leaders get away with everything.

    Advice to Management

    Make people responsible for mistakes pay for those mistakes. Some management is great; others are liars.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great start, but not the company they were 10 years ago"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are the market leaders in etch, and have aspirations to lead other markets. Merger with Novellus Systems should prove positive in the future. Pay is good, although benefits have steadily declined over the past few years.

    Cons

    People are treated terrible, even by semi industry standards. It is very common to hire new college grads and work them until they can't take it anymore and leave. There are never enough people for the workload, especially after 2008 they are very hesitant to hire to meet business needs. If you go to work at Lam expect a minimum of 60 hour work weeks and few weekends off.

    Advice to Management

    The core values are important all the time, not just at PM&D time. Go back to the way things were in the Jim Bagley days where the people were Lam's most important asset.


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