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Lam Research Reviews

Updated September 9, 2017
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  • Work life balance needs improvement (in 53 reviews)

  • It can be stressful and depending on your position, can involve long hours (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "A place where successful people want to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Current Employee - Program Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lam Research full-time

    Pros

    The best thing about working at Lam is the people. I have worked at Lam for 20 years. The thing I like most about coming to work is the friendships I have formed in my 20 years at Lam. Lam also is a strong believer in a work-life balance. People at Lam work hard but are also able to enjoy their well deserved time off. Lam also does a lot of great things to support our local communities. For example, the Heart and Soles 5k race to support the YMCA and Boys and Girls club to help promote exercise and healthy eating for local youth.

    Cons

    This is a good problem to have but Lam's growth is happening at such a fast rate that we are struggling to keep up with customer demands.


  2. "Great company with strong future that understands the importance of investing in their employees."

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

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

    Pros

    I feel valued as an employee through excellent training, time-off, work-life balance, and upper management visibility.
    Also, the cafeteria is a huge plus.

    Cons

    Fast growth is leading to internal road blocks that slow down productivity.
    Wage doesn't cover cost of living for the area

  3. "test tech"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lam Research full-time

    Pros

    great climate to work in

    Cons

    management and politics get you down


  4. Helpful (1)

    "OK company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Healthcare benefits are pretty decent

    Cons

    Nothing too special about the company. Working hours can be long.


  5. "Stabilty"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Stability
    Good Promotions
    Flat Organization Structure
    Extremely high Stock Value

    Cons

    Pay Raise to lower
    Initial Pay is too low
    Only way to earn more is stock
    If you don't get promoted, you get stuck


  6. "Rewarding Work Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer/Planner in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer/Planner in Tualatin, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, and bonus. Lam encourages innovation, and education. The work environment is fast paced and challenging. Management is actively engaged with their staff.

    Cons

    Lam provides plenty of opportunity and wellness programs for work life balance, but at times the workload is heavy and does not allow for much of the life balance.


  7. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lam Research full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Leadership, Technology, Employees, benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    none that I can think of

  8. "field service engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Fishkill, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Fishkill, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    professional and friendly working enviornment

    Cons

    excessive travel with lengthy stays on the road


  9. "Great place to learn how to do things right. Great management team, starting from the CEO."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lam Research full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many opportunities to interface with senior managers , especially in forward facing roles. Managers have thorough development plans to help hires get to the next stage of their career.

    Cons

    People stick around for a long time, which could be a con for promotion opportunities. The buildings are also spread apart, so departments can be silos sometimes.


  10. "CSBG"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    better work life balance than other business units

    Cons

    less chance for promotion than other business units


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