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Lam Research Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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  • Work life balance needs improvement (in 52 reviews)

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

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  1. "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.


  2. "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.


  3. "A fantastic place to build a career!"

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

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

    Pros

    I have been at Lam Research for a very long time (and proud of it) so I may be a bit biased but I would highly recommend Lam Research to anyone. This is a fantastic company, with great management team, and a proven track record of success. In addition to their market leadership, they also care about their employees and work to maintain their standing in the communities in which they operate.

    Cons

    Lam is a high tech company, in a very competitive market, that has been experiencing tremendous growth. If you are looking for an easy ride, this is probably not the place for you. It can be stressful and depending on your position, can involve long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you've been doing!


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  5. "Amazing Company, Amazing People"

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great benefits
    - Full of people who want to help you grow and develop in your career, and allow you to try multiple job functions in order to find the right fit
    - Awesome technology
    - Endless opportunities for growth as a company and as an individual

    Cons

    - It is an older company, however Lam is making huge efforts to hire younger people in order to have a well-rounded perspective in the workforce

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  6. "A good company with many long-timers"

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

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

    Pros

    The company is not as political as its competitors and appreciates employee loyalty. Decisions are generally data driven. The culture is pretty positive and nurturing. The core development groups are competent and efficient.

    Cons

    Scaling is challenging as the company expands. The cafe food is not that exciting although free breakfast oak meal is a plus.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering Technician"

    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
    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.


  8. "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.


  9. "Customer Service Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  10. "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place for a process engineer"

    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

    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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