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Lam Research Reviews

Updated August 10, 2017
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  • Work life balance needs improvement (in 53 reviews)

  • Have to work long hours on some days due to competitive nature of the industry (in 28 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "A place where successful people want to work"

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    • 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. "Rewarding Work Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer/Planner in Tualatin, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer/Planner in Tualatin, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, and bonus. Lam encourages innovation, and education. The work environment is fast paced and challenging. Management is actively engaged with their staff.

    Cons

    Lam provides plenty of opportunity and wellness programs for work life balance, but at times the workload is heavy and does not allow for much of the life balance.

  3. "field service engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Fishkill, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in Fishkill, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    professional and friendly working enviornment

    Cons

    excessive travel with lengthy stays on the road


  4. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lam Research full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Leadership, Technology, Employees, benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    none that I can think of


  5. "Company culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lam Research full-time

    Pros

    The company strictly follows its core values and has a very well defined culture. There is no micro controlling and the needs of employee are well taken care of.

    Cons

    The lunch could be better.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Depends who you have as a manager, could be toxic work environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -benefits are great
    --in general, the culture is one of the best I've worked with. Co-workers and other employees that I've met from this company are nice and professional people
    --pretty flexible in asking for time off (not much PTO though)

    Cons

    As some have echoed on here, it depends who you have as a manager. Personally, my manager was pretty tyrannical. Yelled constantly (weekly basis) and stated that it's "company culture" to do so. Was micromanaged almost daily

    Advice to Management

    Please look into who you're hiring as managers and offer more comprehensive ethics training. If more than 3 people quit under certain management (in short Amount of time) then there is something wrong w management


  7. "Great place to learn how to do things right. Great management team, starting from the CEO."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to interface with senior managers , especially in forward facing roles. Managers have thorough development plans to help hires get to the next stage of their career.

    Cons

    People stick around for a long time, which could be a con for promotion opportunities. The buildings are also spread apart, so departments can be silos sometimes.

  8. "CSBG"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    better work life balance than other business units

    Cons

    less chance for promotion than other business units


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Moderate place to work for Software Engineers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lam Research full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Average work life balance.
    Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    No Work from home.
    Poor in house facilities.
    Not a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Need to work on employee satisfaction.


  10. "Lam India - Improve work culture"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Lead Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Lead Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to learning new things, great co-workers at India and US, flexible working hours.

    Cons

    More focus on people management without understanding their deliverables. Promotions look reserved for old Novellus employees.

    Advice to Management

    Getting a job is difficult, do not make people suffer because of the indecisive hiring process. Promote internal employees. Hire a good Management consultant to improve the work culture.


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