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Lam Research Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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  • Work life balance needs improvement (in 51 reviews)

  • Have to work long hours on some days due to competitive nature of the industry (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "A place where successful people want to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. "Senior Staff Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leadership driving innovative products.

    Cons

    Work life balance needs improvement.


  3. "Field Service Engineer 3"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FSE III in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - FSE III in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    LAM is a high paced professional environment.
    LAM full time benefits are good.

    Cons

    Hi Stress Factor with a very demanding customer base.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to hire outside the existing employee base. The Core values indicate what is important for success, not to be confused with a pecking order of importance. LAM management is doing the best they can with the resources they have. That being said, fantastic job guys! A great upper and middle management team.


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  5. "Very much like intel. Business is booming. Great if your looking for entry level job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Final Test Technician III in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Final Test Technician III in Tualatin, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Business is booming.
    I was hired as a blue badge direct
    They treat their contract employees well
    Onsite cafe open at night
    Compressed work week
    Always busy time goes fast
    Benefits great if your a direct hire

    Cons

    Pay is low for experience
    Staffing done by contract agency. Hog call sessions. Very transactional gig economy.
    On your feet all day

    Advice to Management

    Rethink the staffing agency. Very demeaning, for experienced employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not recommended"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lam Research full-time

    Pros

    Pay is ok but not great

    Cons

    Long hours
    Working from home is not allowed
    Toxic work environment


  7. "general"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    strong work ethics, core values

    Cons

    mature industry but expect startup work-life balance.


  8. "Smart people and growing company"

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people and collaborative environment

    Cons

    Sometimes project timelines can be very tight


  9. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very well managed company with good organization structure

    Cons

    Not enough of growth opportunities


  10. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits on par with other top companies. Treated as a valued contributor to the company.

    Cons

    If you work in the field there is a possibility of travel, even if you don't want to.


  11. "Great Company with a Bright Future"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Digital Communications in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Digital Communications in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    With the advancements and usage of technology in our everyday lives, Lam Research will continue to grow and have a bright future. I have been at Lam for over 15 years and have seen this company grow beyond my expectations, all the while staying true to the core values that are the true foundation of Lam's success.

    I have stayed with this company for over 15 years because I truly enjoy what I do and the people I work with. Everyone is dedicated, helpful, and committed to Lam's success. It is a truly collaborative environment.

    Cons

    The company is over 35 years old and needs to improve on employee on-site benefits; such as, on-site gyms, more parking and EUV parking. I know they are working on it...but would love it to move faster.


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