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Lam Research San Francisco Reviews

Updated July 27, 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. "Great place to learn how to do things right. Great management team, starting from the CEO."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "CSBG"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

  3. "Awesome"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Lam Research (More than a year)

    Pros

    Must work here to learn a lot.

    Cons

    No Cons as of now.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation is very good in good times as it is heavily influenced by the results of the comany (variable pay)
    People are very good. A lot of long time employees.

    Cons

    There are a lot of politics based upon if you came from Lam or Novellus. In hindsight i think it was lucky for the middle management that the KT merger did not happen.

    Advice to Management

    As we grow keep up the focus on growing people from within.


  5. "VP, Learning & Organization Development"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President, Learning & Org Development in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President, Learning & Org Development in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible intelligent people
    High levels of accountability
    Always thinks Customer first
    Excellent facilities/working environment
    Brilliant CEO
    Very growth oriented (both organic and inorganic sources)

    Cons

    Can lose sight of work-life balance
    At times, it can seem like a culture of fear (of not knowing the details of everything)
    Commute can really be bad if you live North on 880 or 680. Really bad!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do so well. Grow and never stop thinking customer first! Accountability systems are strong
    Do what you can to empower leaders down the chained let them learn (and fail)
    Build and rely more on Leadership and Org Development... trusting the people you hire to do their job. Not every Executive team member is an expert in these areas


  6. "Senior Staff Software Engineer"

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    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.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Not recommended"

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    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

  8. "Good company, has some challenges"

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

    I have been working at Lam Research as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Having a good manager makes all the difference. In many ways, company is very old school, not many can/do work from home. Many lifers at this company. Not at all unusual to meet ppl who's been here 20+ years. Very odd for tech, but in a good way.

    Cons

    Many mgrs are the type of wanting to see you in the office, everyday. If hired on a contract, very low chance of conversion. You will probably have to find another job req to her hired permanently.

    If your group leader doesn't have the political willpower, you will find yourself moved to an outlying area.

    Advice to Management

    If temp workers prove themselves, why not let them convert to FTE's?


  9. "general"

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    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.


  10. "Eng. Technician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Engineering Technician in Fremont, CA
    Current Contractor - Engineering Technician in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people is so nice and easy to get along

    Cons

    get pressure from work and customer sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


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