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Lam Research Reviews

Updated February 7, 2017
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  • s of overtime impacts work life balance (in 47 reviews)

  • Prepare for long hours with little guidance from senior management (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great culture and applied core values within organisation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer I in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer I in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The team I'm working with is amazing. Everyone respects each other and is very helpful. The site manager is also very approachable.

    Steep learning curve and a very hands-on job. Learning is never ending in this field.

    Great allowance, bonus and AWS. Benefits and compensations are amazing and competitive.

    The company always emphasises its core values and they implement it. The corporate management is very approachable towards field engineers.

    Cons

    OT and standby duties, especially when job demand is high (Installation, etc.)

    Lam Research Response

    Dec 14, 2016 – Lam Research

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your positive feedback and we are glad that you are finding Lam a great place to work. Our Core Values are important to us and it is great to hear that you ... More


  2. "Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company atmosphere, management and people willing to go out of their way to help

    Cons

    No major cons, work-life balance could probably be improved though


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Technician"

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

    Pros

    Lam provides great pay and advancement opportunity in the SF Bay Area. As a technician, workers are contracted for 6 months to 1 year, after which full time positions are available.

    Cons

    Lam is a high demand company which will require long and variable hours, sometimes at the expense of work life balance. Upper management seems to drive the engineers very hard due to escalations.

    Advice to Management

    Keep providing great opportunities to many walks of life in the Bay Area, but find a work life balance which doesn't discourage workers.


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  5. "Growing company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Operations Analyst in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Operations Analyst in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is growing at a fast rate. Lots of opportunities. Compensation is competitive

    Cons

    Lots of silos. Support functions are not appreciated. Clients are prioritized over employees.


  6. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lam is one of the more humane and human-centered employers in the otherwise hard-charging, fast-changing, take-no-prisoners semiconductor industry. The culture promotes human interaction, respect and teamwork.

    Cons

    No major cons - business is good, the company is successful.

    Advice to Management

    Continue emphasizing the human dimension in everything that's done within the company.


  7. "Customer Service Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Promote with in the company

    Cons

    Say good bye to your weekend


  8. "Consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lam Research (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good technological foundation in capital equipment manufacturing industry

    Cons

    Not much cons they have.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are doing very well.


  9. "Good company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Lam Research full-time

    Pros

    Great company with good growth potential

    Cons

    work loading can be high at times

    Advice to Management

    Better visibility to global opportunity


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Leak Check Technician
    Current Employee - Leak Check Technician
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Positive environment
    Good benefits
    Competitive wage
    lots of OT

    Cons

    Start as Temporary worker
    Long hours


  11. "Nice place for a process engineer"

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

    I have been working at Lam Research full-time

    Pros

    Excellent upper management with good vision. Company growth is great and appears to be at a sustainable level. Good atmosphere with commitment to manageable work-life balance. Good benefits. A lot of good people have been around for ages and seem to enjoy their work.

    Cons

    Long tenures, while being indicative of an attractive work environment, have the downside of creating a slightly inward looking culture that can be resistive to change.

    Process groups often get locked into cycles of customer "escalations" that are simultaneously causing and are being caused by a preference for a "band-aid" rather than a more fundamental problem solving approach.



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