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Lam Research CEO Tim Archer
Tim Archer
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  • "Sometimes work/life balance gets skewed but expectations are known(in 64 reviews)

  • "High Pressure with lot of long hours(in 36 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (11)

    "Where talent, hard work, purpose , values interconnect and pay off"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lam Research full-time

    Pros

    Lam offered me my first job in the US and a 14+ year career that has been challenging and extremely rewarding. As a female engineer and a foreigner, I feel privileged to be part of a company that has supported my professional growth, appreciated my contribution and fulfilled me beyond my expectations. This is a company made of people truly passionate and skilled, a company with a world class executive team, that...

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    Cons

    Opportunity means hard work, high level or performance means hard work.. if you understand that, you will thrive at Lam

    Advice to Management

    Keep Aiming High

    Lam Research Response

    December 11, 2018Consultant

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you are finding Lam Research a great place to work during your 14+ year career. Continuous improvement and teamwork are two of our Core Values, and we are pleased that you are experiencing both through your professional ...

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  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company and Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lam Research full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    I have been working at Lam for over 6 years and have always been impressed by the people working here. There are so many brilliant people that play a big part in my growth. I work with so many engineers on a daily basis ranging from new to employees that have been here for over 20 years! Core values are very important at this company and it is constantly reviewed. I think Lam has lots of potential in the future so...

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    Cons

    With high performance comes an intense working environment. It is a trade off but the challenging environment is worth it

  3. Helpful (367)

    "Women be aware"

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      Current Employee - Manager in Fremont, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Lam Research full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      See Cons - this is not about the "Pros"

      Cons

      For years, there has been ongoing predatory sexual behavior and harassment at Lam Research, coming from the highest level of management. Martin Anstice has used his position of power to actively pursue and engage in sexual relations with female employees. The extent and severity of this behavior came forward when women who have been subjected to it began talking and recognized similar stories. I was one of these...

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      Advice to Management

      CEO needs to be removed, as do others that helped enable his behavior. If you are a woman working at Lam, you need to steer clear of the CEO.

      Lam Research Response

      December 31, 2018Director Of Marketing and Digital Communications

      Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry to hear about your experience. Lam takes these comments seriously and is committed to maintaining a positive environment for all employees. We value our employees and they are essential to our success. - Lam Research

    • Helpful (4)

      "One of the best places I have ever worked"

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

      I have been working at Lam Research full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      I have been in the industry for 15+ years. I have worked for the largest chip manufacturers in the industry and one other semiconductor tooling company. Each place I have worked in the past had a mission, quality or core value statements. Employers of the past did not follow their mission statement throwing quality out the window to gain quantity even some of the time throwing safety aside to meet a expectation or metric....

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      Cons

      This is small to me but is there everyday and I am sure its fixable. It is the constant whispering and rumoring from the contractors that were hired in the lab. How much they get paid, who is doing what, this manger said that, etc. Other than that the company has no cons.

      Advice to Management

      Keep a close eye on your contracted workers. Since they are on site they should be following our Core Values. Mutual trust, respect, honesty, integrity, ownership, and accountability should be enforced. This should also expand to their contractor supervisor and their Lam manager . If it is not reeled in I can see a very big HR issues in the future.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Great place to work"

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

      I have been working at Lam Research full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Excellent benefits - good pay

      Cons

      High volume and stressful at times

      Advice to Management

      Drive development of your employees

    • Helpful (3)

      "I like it here!"

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      Current Employee - Director in Fremont, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Lam Research full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      I like the people I work with, enjoy my job (most of the time) and am amazed by the brilliant engineers that I am surrounded by on a daily basis. Core values are a big part of how we work and we work on complicated problems everyday. Solving them is not easy but when we do , it is so gratifying. There is no time for boredom, because the next challenge is around the corner. These challenges and the people I work with...

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      Cons

      It is not perfect. Our processes can be overly cumbersome and needlessly complicated. Our systems could stand some updating.

      Advice to Management

      Keep the good challenges coming and give us time to focus on them by reducing cumbersome processes.

    • Helpful (2)

      "Great company"

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      Current Employee - Manager 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Lam Research full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Benefits, colleagues, opportunities for growth (depending on your dept)

      Cons

      Low performers, occasional work-life balance

    • Helpful (2)

      "A place of opportunity and growth"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Lam Research full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      I have been at Lam for over 17 years and when I am asked why I have stayed here so long, I realize how special this company truly is. It's a company that provides you a growth path and supports you all along the way, it's a company filled with some of the smartest and most devoted employees in any industry, and it is a company with amazing leadership. I have always felt supported not only from a growth perspective but...

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      Cons

      The industry has peaks and troughs that can be challenging to navigate in.

    • Helpful (1)

      "A great company with strong leadership and culture"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Lam Research full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Lam is one of the best run companies in the semiconductor industry. As a large enterprise, it has been successful in maintaining its engineering mentality and strong customer focus. There is a strong focus on execution, things get done far more quickly than average company this size. And people are rewarded for the effort they put in. That's why there are many employees who have been with the company for 15+ years.

      Cons

      work life balance could be a challenge

      Advice to Management

      Plan more employee appreciation activities and events

    • Helpful (1)

      "Great potential"

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      Current Employee - Engineering Technician IV in Tualatin, OR
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Lam Research full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Can deliver very detailed experience in semiconductor field. Great benefits.

      Cons

      Management structure is based on "good ole boys club". Very hard to make headway in forward career progress. Non-professional career relationships plague the manufacturing departments.

      Advice to Management

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