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Updated May 31, 2023
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
- "Good benefits relative to industry" (in 185 reviews)
- "Great people to work with and learn from" (in 108 reviews)
- "Lots of learning and good pay" (in 95 reviews)
- "Small group culture is good" (in 73 reviews)
- "Strong Core Values" (in 64 reviews)
- "no work life balance and too busy" (in 122 reviews)
- "This means that good techs or engineers become bad managers." (in 38 reviews)
- "If you don't like working a lot or long hours don't look here." (in 25 reviews)
- "Upper management is disconnected." (in 23 reviews)
- "life balance due to working every weekend" (in 23 reviews)
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- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★Featured Review
They want you to growAug 11, 2022 - Communication Specialist in Tualatin, ORRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
I've been working at Lam for about 18 months now and am so happy I made the move to work here. Employee well-being, and growth opportunities and career development are all accessible here. I feel heard and seen as an employee. I also know that they're trying their best to continue to support a global, dynamic workforce during an unprecedented time. I'm grateful they keep their Core Values front-of-mind for their customers and also employees.
None. As someone who was hired during a pandemic, Lam has done a great job in making sure I have everything I need to do my job effectively.
- Current Employee★★★★★
Great CompanyMay 27, 2023 - Director, EngineeringRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good benefits, good work life balance
Too much to do and too little time
- Former Employee★★★★★
Good benefits. No work/life balance.Apr 20, 2023 - Capacity PlannerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good benefits/pay, good coworkers, first line managers seemed to actually care.
Work/life balance is awful and not recognized. Constant last minute changes with very little time to react. If the pay and benefits hadn’t been as good as they were I would have been looking elsewhere before the layoffs. It was getting to the point that even with the benefits, the lack of work/life balance was unsustainable. Lack of automation and complex work being done on Excel spreadsheets was completely inefficient and reduced already constrained time. After months of late nights reworking schedules and manually fixing “automation” attempts, the role was eliminated in most US locations and moved to Asia with less experienced/new personnel. It takes time to learn these roles and gutting an important part of the business without experience. The people left behind by the haphazard layoffs are more overworked than they were when there was a full staff.Continue reading
- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Beware the retention bonusMay 7, 2023 - Material Handler/Forklift Operator in Tualatin, ORRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Fairly easy job, coworkers are nice, benefits and pay are decent enough but could be better frankly.
Beware the retention bonus, highly recommend negotiating for higher pay in lieu of the bonus, because I am leaving the company for a better job after leas than a year they want me to pay back 2000$ which isn't right, considering how much money I've saved them; they are a multi billion dollar company and they are penny pinching their employees to save profits. They will lay off people even if they worked there for 20 years, nobody is safe, then they will bring in more temps a few months later to replace them, and then those temps will inevitably be laid off too. The company really lacks a culture of valuing their employees and the skills they bring to the table, so anyone could be on the chopping block at any point in time. I guess if you're looking to get laid off just so you can collect unemployment, this would be a short career for you.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Positive Company Culture and Work-Life BalanceMay 19, 2023 - Module Technician in Livermore, CARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Lam Research offers competitive employee benefits packages that include health insurance, retirement plans, and other perks. These benefits are designed to support the overall well-being and work-life balance of employees.
As a global company, communication can sometimes be challenging, especially when working with teams in different regions. Time zone differences and language barriers may hinder effective collaboration and information sharing. Limited Location Options: Lam Research's headquarters and major facilities are located in specific regions, which mayContinue reading
- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
A culture to be proud ofMay 15, 2023 - Manufacturing Supervisor in Tualatin, ORRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Every company dreams of the ideal “family” culture among their employees, but Lam seems to get it right. The trust and respect among the technicians is something to truly be proud of.
The semiconductor industry is ever fluctuating and due to the market downturn, it is very difficult in its current standing to get hired or progress in house.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Great people, none transparent managementMar 30, 2023 - Anonymous Employee in Tualatin, ORRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
At the individual contributor level comradery and teamwork is amazing. Great people come together to accomplish amazing things. Great benefits.
No work life balance if you want to advance within the management team. Management team not very transparent and forthcoming when it comes to employee performance feedback. They have there own agenda and preset game plans for advancement and will manipulate situations by omitting or spinning information in order to fulfill that game plan. If you want to make it through the down turns do not change roles to expand skillset and become "T-Shaped". Stick with one department and ride to the top. Lastly, this most recent layoff was for "Cost Savings" reasons. A LOT of long time (10+ years) employees were laid off. If you reward people for their success and achievements to retain them, don't then lay them off to due to the cost of retaining that talent you recognized.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Promises, Promises,.... BrokenMar 13, 2023 - in Tualatin, ORRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
In a rising market, this can be a great place. The corporate values are well crafted and in many places lived. There are truly amazing, caring, super-smart and dedicated people throughout the organization.
To be absolutely clear, the recent elimination of temps and layoffs were for one purpose and one purpose only to appease the stock market. Study the financials and there is no reason to make such massive cuts. But that is what you get when your company is held at something above 80% by institutional investors. As a senior exec, with millions riding on the stock and these investors, you do what they allude to. (Then as was here, within a week of the cuts, the CEO staff received their "incentive" pay outs, look at the SEC reports, it is shocking). This has truly exposed the hypocrisy of senior management that speaks a good game about caring for it's employees, but really only care about their massive compensation.Continue reading
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Contractor for LAM ResearchFeb 21, 2023 - Lab Technician in Tualatin, ORRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Compressed work week, 3 days on 4 days off then 4 days on 3 days off (swaps every other week.) OT is built into the pay in Oregon. State law says anything over 10 hrs a day is considered OT. So you get 2 hrs of it each shift.
12 hour shifts. They are so long! You do get breaks, but expect to be worn out by the end of the week. Your job is not secure. As a contractor, you are the first to go when layoffs occur. We recently went through a wave of them and 80% of the contractors were let go. The company treats their full time employees a lot better than contractors. Pay is not equal from person to person. I have been there nearly a year now and people who started 4 months ago earn more than I do. I asked about this and they said they would look into it. Then the layoffs happened and now I am not getting a pay increase. The company culture is a joke. As mentioned before, contractors aren't treated well. Part of this is that they are left out of many of the company activities. They are treated as though they don't work there at all sometimes. Also, as a woman, I feel very unseen. There are not a lot of women in this company. There is not really a reason for it either. It's not that the demands are more physically imposing or anything. I would guess the company is close to 85% men.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Solid CompanyMay 25, 2023 - Mechanical Engineer in Portland, ORRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Treats their employees well with solid pay and benefits.
Large company occasionally has some bureaucracy slowing things down.
Lam Research Reviews FAQs
Lam Research has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 1,894 reviews left anonymously by employees. 75% of employees would recommend working at Lam Research to a friend and 62% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.
75% of Lam Research employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Lam Research 3.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.
According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Lam Research to be career development, culture, benefits and the cons to be management, work life balance.