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Lam Research Reviews

Updated June 17, 2018
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  • "Sometimes work/life balance gets skewed but expectations are known" (in 61 reviews)

  • "Work long hours, work life balance" (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Process Technician"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Provide a very relevant and adequate training and skills development-friendly environment. Co-workers are open to sharing and very helpful.

    Cons

    Group of different sizes might have very different management styles and cultures


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lam Research"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Material Handler in Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - Warehouse Material Handler in Tualatin, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lam Research (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, Condensed work week, Benefits

    Cons

    Treatment, No advancement,

    Advice to Management

    I would personally focus on morale of the company. When I was working there if felt like there was none and that's a huge problem.

  3. "Work Hard Get Fired"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Tualatin, OR

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

    Pros

    good money and the days off are nice

    Cons

    they will screw you over at the drop of a hat if it means they can make a extra buck.
    they talk about safety all day but will penalize you if you take the longer and safer way. you can be the hardest worker and they will fire you when you are about to get "hired on". they dangle the carrot and fire you as you get close


  4. "Lam Research"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician II in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician II in Tualatin, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Substantial learning curve.
    Travel for special projects.
    Overtime.

    Cons

    They lose valueable employees because promotions are always overdue.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate key technicians for overdue promotion.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good, working to be better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Risk Mitigation in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Risk Mitigation in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is growing at an amazing rate, and has lots of opportunity.

    Cons

    While the company is very successful, it comes at the cost of their laborers. A better balance needs to be achieved between profitability, and sustainability as far as their workforce is concerned.

    Advice to Management

    focus more on bettering the lives of your workers.


  6. Helpful (4)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Final Test Technician"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Final Test Technician in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Final Test Technician in Tualatin, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Bonus every 6 months, pizza dinner every month (?), training classes.

    Cons

    Micromanagement on all aspects. The company does not value people with experience. Only people with the deep personal relationship with upper management will stay here more than a few years.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging and communist style company policies. On the contrary to what they say, it only promotes the hostile environment. The work environment is already stressful enough, adding more stress does not help retaining people.

  8. "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


  9. "Your ambition is the only limit"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Supply Chain Business Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    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.


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