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Lam Research Reviews

Updated April 17, 2018
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Lam Research President & CEO Martin Anstice
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  • Sometimes work/life balance gets skewed but expectations are known (in 60 reviews)

  • Work long hours, work life balance (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "DESIGN SPECIALIST"

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    Former Employee - Chief Designer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Chief Designer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lam Research full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge work great employee culture great people

    Cons

    typical for a large company, a lot of red tape to do some of the simplest things.

    Advice to Management

    remove obstacles for your staff don't be one


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Depending on who you are, it's good."

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Tualatin, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lam Research part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great benefits
    -Great amount of hours
    -Decent pay
    -Plenty of days off
    -Good safety ethics

    Cons

    -Benefits primarily apply only to full time hire ons.
    -Management doesn't seem to understand what grunt workers are dealing with, nor do they seem to care much.
    -If you aren't a hired on employee and still belong to a temp they will dust you without so much as a notification, regardless if you've been there 2 months or 2 years.
    -Politics and favoritism seem to be worse here than most places.
    -Communication barely exists across the board.
    -Warehouse distribution is treated like the red-headed step child 24/7.
    -Virtually no accountability.
    -Would only recommend working here if you can avoid being a grunt worker in either facility.

    Advice to Management

    Actually care about ALL your workers, not just your shiny blue badges. Maybe then there wouldn't be such a massive rift between most of the workers and management.

  3. "Your ambition is the only limit"

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    Current Employee - Production Test Technician in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Production Test Technician in Tualatin, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Upward mobility, Recognition, Coworkers, Compensation, Benefits

    Cons

    Grew rapidly but facilities and resources didn’t scale. They are catching up, but slowly.

    Advice to Management

    Continue rewarding top performers to minimize attrition


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Supply Chain Business Manager"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Business Manager in Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Business Manager in Tualatin, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lam Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good insurance, stock options and bonuses

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations, extremely high stress and long hours-NO work-life balance.


  5. "CTM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    opportunities are plenty due to large size

    Cons

    slow to get promoted in some product group


  6. "Great work environment."

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    Current Employee - Test Technician III in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Test Technician III in Tualatin, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lam has a great benefits package and offers employee stock options. Very laid back work environment, big change coming from the military.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge of working at Lam is the schedule. We work on a condensed work week, 12 hour shifts 3 on 4 off.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A Great Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - MSPM in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - MSPM in Tualatin, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    LRCX is growing rapidly, and investing now in the talent which will drive that future growth. In addition to competitive salary and excellent benefits, most other employees are genuinely pleasant and enjoyable to work with.

    Cons

    Onboarding is virtually nonexistent, and assimilation is conducted by jumping right in and doing. Peers, Mentors, and Managers are often too busy (understandably) to help new employees develop the processes needed to do their jobs; a byproduct of such rapid growth.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training for all employees, and in modernizing the processes necessary to do their jobs. The SAP platform is completely outdated, and often relies on information which is neither current, nor accurate. Dashboard is a great resource, but relies on source information from SAP (Information again, which is often inaccurate); Rebuild the Dashboard from the ground up, make it company wide, and provide your employees 'one stop shopping' and up to the second updates necessary to perform their jobs, building systems which change continually throughout their opportunity life-cycle.

    Lam Research Response

    Feb 15, 2018 – Lam Research

    Thank you for your review, we are glad you are finding Lam a great place to work. We value the contributions of our employees to the success of our company, and believe in compensating for... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Electrical Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer I in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer I in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging, projects are fast-paced and dynamic

    Cons

    Difficult to assimilate, especially as a new grad

    Advice to Management

    Onboarding and assimilation need improvement


  9. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Tualatin, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, good and flat management

    Cons

    Not an IT company with CS majos


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Absolutely honest review"

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    Former Employee - FAST Technician in Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - FAST Technician in Tualatin, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are great. It is a thriving industry for the time being.

    Cons

    Weak management; never had a one on one interface with my manager in six months. I was working as a temp. through Superior and was trained and working as a backup lead, but was told it could be two years before being hired on full time. Ultimately, if you're not hired direct through a veterans preference programs you're going to have a rough time getting an actual position. They are also are very disorganized for a tech. company, with little to no "rollout" for new programs. Specifically, if they have a new safety policy, they don't take the proper steps to implement; they would rather reprimand than train. I was also promised a training bonus, and I trained two individuals, but I never received said bonus. I would avoid unless you have a guaranteed way of getting hired on (Veteran, Nepotism, etc.).

    Advice to Management

    Live your core values. Train your management on the proper way to interface with their employees. Make sure you properly train employees on new safety programs rather than giving them no information or guidance. Lots of information is spread through oral tradition or other unofficial means.


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