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Lam Research Reviews

Updated January 10, 2019
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  • "Sometimes work/life balance gets skewed but expectations are known" (in 63 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Great people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Tualatin, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People you will work with.

    Cons

    Communication across organizations is almost nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees future development.


  2. Helpful (342)

    "Women be aware"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lam Research full-time (More than 5 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 women, and personally know of others. I believe this impacts many women, past and present and is ongoing.

    There is a common themes in our stories. It starts with Mr. Anstice paying particular attention to one of us, often asking advice for his leadership. He is complementary, and instills a sense of power and career potential. Substantial text messaging ensues until he gets what he wants.

    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

    Dec 31, 2018 – Director 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... More

  3. Helpful (14)

    "Good Ol Boys Club"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot
    The company WAS going places

    Cons

    I agree with the post titled "Women Beware", I worked for three years at Lam. I endured men hitting on me constantly, even touching me. I was told I was hot. I was also told by one manager that he wanted to give me less complex work because I was a woman and a mother.

    The culture at Lam is Mad Men.

    Lam Research Response

    Dec 31, 2018 – Director Of Marketing and Digital Communications

    We are sorry to hear about your experience. Lam takes these comments seriously and is committed to maintaining a positive environment for all employees.

    - Lam Research


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Give some attention to support groups."

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    • 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
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lam Research full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, innovative industry.

    Cons

    All the energy and money is pumped into engineering, the company grew tremendously in size, but no efforts made to invest into support groups.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the folks that support the innovation - more hiring, more work-life balance.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Zero work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Dynamic group, fast learning environment

    Cons

    Zero work-life balance, too much work load. The only thing that matters is the deadlines!


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Working at Lam"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Livermore, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible
    global presence
    great work area
    safe working place
    friendly

    Cons

    structured
    silos
    no personal growth
    no long term road map
    a lot of meetings with no action


  7. Helpful (3)

    "I recommend that you do not work in manufacturing."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tualatin, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tualatin, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits.
    4 on 3 off; 3 on 4 off.

    Cons

    Poor management.
    Upper management thinks they are untouchable.
    Lying management.
    Inconsiderate employees and leads.
    Back breaking work load.
    Unorganized chaos.

    Advice to Management

    Lam does not care about personnel or their happiness. They will fire you at a moments notice, or use predatory practices to get you to quit. The HR department is horrible and never gets back to you. Then they will admit to dodging your attempts to contact them. The manufacturing floor is mis-managed and poorly organized. They just care about pushing tools and making money, not improving their processes or making it more efficient and ergonomic for workers. This place is toxic and do not let the decent pay for the area fool you. There is a reason this place has a high turnover rate.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not terrible, not terrific either"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Assembly Line Worker in Livermore, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lam Research (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people I worked with were great overall, you worked 12 hour days, 3-4 days a week with decent pay.

    Cons

    The days you work you won't have time to do anything else outside of work. 12 hour days make the days go by slower.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "LAM Research - Bad Management in Place all over!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Lehi, UT
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Lehi, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits are great but not worth it for the way you are treated by management.

    Cons

    Bad / Poor Management in Place especially in the field. CEO was recently replaced end of 2018 due to inappropriate abuse of power over lower employees, and core values violations.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better especially ones that are loyal and actually care about the job. Practice what you preach … aka follow the core values yourself!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place to work"

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

    I have been working at Lam Research full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Professional and dedicated work culture. Strong management team and clearly defined visions.

    Cons

    No free food or commute bikes like in some silicon valley companies.