Lam Research Employee Reviews in United States

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Process engineers are overworked but that makes the job secure
Senior Process Development Engineer (Current Employee) –  Tualatin, ORJanuary 24, 2016
Process engineering at LAM is a tough place to be due to poor work life balance. The culture is bad with lots of impromptu requests for weekend work apart from the long weekdays.
Pros
Job security
Cons
Work life balance
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Love the work, despise the management.
Production Test Technician (Current Employee) –  Tualatin, ORAugust 23, 2015
The company as a whole seems to have their things in order and treat employees well. Their Tualatin manufacturing facility is the exact opposite of that. They provide very little and wildly inconsistent training, direction, support and leadership. Many of the supervisors and managers are petty, cliquish, and divisive. There is almost no opportunity to advance ones self within the organization (without brown-nosing) and they prevent productive employees from transferring within the company. This is such a shame since I find the work itself to be challenging and rewarding.

As mentioned, the company as a whole seems very pleasant and capable. Employees are provided with a solid benefits package that has options to fit different situations. Lam definitely has the feel of a large corporation in regards to their HR/PR feel but most of the departments are small enough that they all have their own feel. I don't get the sense that I'm trapped in a big corporate machine, which is nice.
Pros
the work is interesting and challenging, benefits, cafeteria
Cons
abysmal management, politics
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Good Company overall, good benefits
Mechanical Engineer Staff (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXMarch 29, 2016
Overall, it depends on your manager. Some are great and some drive their employees to burnout. Lots of options if you are willing to move around or live near Fremont, CA.
Pros
Benefits & Pay
Cons
Work/life balance is going the wrong direction
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a good place to work at
Executive Assistant - Global Operations (Former Employee) –  Fremont, CAOctober 5, 2015
This company offers great benefits and work life balance, fun place to work at with supportive management.

the enjoyable part was working alongside my colleagues.
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Great company to work for unless you work in manufacturing.
Final Test Technician III (Current Employee) –  Tualatin, ORNovember 26, 2015
Its ok. You get to test PECVD tools without exposing yourself to any chemicals. They only use inert gas in the fab. There is poor morale and poor management in the manufacturing fab. The floor will run into problems over and over and over for years without engineering fixing it. They band-aid everything and just deal with it as it goes. Management seems to be getting better, but only time will tell. They like to say things will happen or change, but no one does anything about it.
Pros
Compressed work week
Cons
pay is pretty terrible for what it is.
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Department activites
Product Change Analyst / ECO Analyst (Current Employee) –  Fremont, CADecember 30, 2015
To Whom it may concern:

My typical work day is very busy which makes my day fly by quickly management is very fair and my co-workers are great to work with and willing to help anyone for those who need assistants.

My enjoyable part of the job is the work and the people who represent their projects.
Pros
The people
Cons
healthcare
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Productive and Fun place to work with warm colleagues
Contract Web Based Trainer (Former Employee) –  Fremont, CAFebruary 28, 2016
It was a great learning experience and was wonderful to be a part of a diligent team. I enjoyed documenting and creating videos with excellent time management skills.
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Lookin for job in LAM Research company
Customer Service and Manifacturing Engineer (Current Employee) –  USA,EuropeOctober 21, 2015
Goog place work and good opportunity grow in knowleges and careers.
convenient operation by a manager and the performance of their duties.
Tim worker best atmosphere.
The hardest part of the job is understand what is the problem.
to found correct problem .
The most enjoyable part of the job is decide the problem.
and to be with good communication with collegs/customer and manager,
Pros
short coffe time and discuss coming problem.
Cons
short breake, short communication with collegs
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Growing company with potetial but lack of planning
Material Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Tualatin, ORMay 14, 2015
This company has potential for big growth but it seems to be reactionary to processes and trends vs. being proactive or
the process of planning projects and capital investment. They
don't fully vest ideas but throw money at it and wonder why it doesn't work
Pros
Good healthcare, benefits for employee excercise
Cons
employee advancement, low compensation, lack of management interaction
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Productive and great place to work
Component Engineer (Former Employee) –  Fremont, CADecember 29, 2015
A great place to work, people are really nice
Learned more skills, great training
Management motivates employees to do better and encourages for every good job done
Pros
Nice people
Cons
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nice internship experience
IT Intern (Former Employee) –  Fremont, CAApril 2, 2016
worked in summer 2015. positive attitude of employees and balance in work. no free lunch provided. management is pretty well organized.
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Great Benefits, but...
Production Test Technician (Current Employee) –  Tualatin, ORAugust 23, 2015
The benefits here by being hired rather than temp are phenomenal. The only thing i disagree with is the management style that is incorporated here and is very high stress most of the time.
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High-Volume Clean-Room Environment
Superior Group, Final Test Tech. Full Evaluation (Former Employee) –  Tualatin, ORFebruary 15, 2016
The job itself was occasionally quite physically demanding in the Clean Room. The condensed work schedule was also pretty tough with 12.5 hour shifts making sleep difficult during the workweek. An excellent introduction to the semiconductor manufacturing space. Excellent esprit-de-corps with fellow employees.
Pros
Pay, Condensed Schedule
Cons
Social Isolation, Rest during workweek...
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Hostile environment, micro management and full of hatred among co-workers and managers
ECR Change Analyst (2014 to 2015) (Former Employee) –  Fremont, Ca.April 3, 2015
It's a terrible place to work if you are a contractor. The company laid off a US citizen employee and gave the job to India. "The priority is India", I was told be the Director.


A typical day at work - You work, work, and work many many hours without compensation after 8 hours
What you learned - to be submissive
Management - Micromanagement, critical, you are not protected if you are not the same race as the manager.
Co-workers - Back stabbing
The hardest part of the job - didn't feel free to do the job. Someone always watching over your shoulder, scolding you, correcting you...
The most enjoyable part of the job - Time to go home
Pros
Nothing good to say from 2 years experience
Cons
No benefits - No compensation
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Military / hierarchical structure, can be interesting work and good compensation but very cyclical business
SENIOR STAFF FINANCIAL ANALYST III (Former Employee) –  Fremont, CAMarch 18, 2015
Lam is in the very cyclical semiconductor, capital equipment industry, that means every few years they will be hiring a lot of people and then a few years after that they will be firing them. You need to accept that if you take a job there. The high margins and cyclicality of the industry translates to average salary + excellent bonus, profit sharing, stock compensation potential. When times are good, the profits get shared. Their is a hierarchical, militaristic, good old boy, structure to senior management which translates to a fast moving environment for employee's. It is interesting work and you will learn, though not as much maybe as at a smaller less will established company. In the boom phase you will be working hard because you are in a boom, in the bust phase you will be working hard because a lot of people got laid off and you are understaffed.
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Long hours be prepared to travel on short notice
Sabre Field Service Engineer III (Former Employee) –  Fremont, CANovember 13, 2015
Long hours be prepared to travel on short notice. Training is typically OJT. Requires a lot guessing on company policies and procedures.
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Good company
Manufacturing Quality Associate (Former Employee) –  Tualatin, ORApril 27, 2016
After giving 2 yrs to Lam, I was not part of getting converted to full time employment as expected. They are good at training but lack many management skills needed to help people succeed in moving up the ladder.
Pros
training in Semiconductors
Cons
2 yr temporary contract with no job security
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A great place to work
Process Engineer (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CANovember 16, 2015
Doing internship at Lam is more of a work experience. I had tons of opportunities to learn and develop myself. My manager and co-workers are very supportive. My mentor walked me through almost every single espect of being a successful process development engineer. This experience is very valuable. I would like to recommend this company to those who are interested in.
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Lam is a very good place to work with excellent team members.
Senior Electrical Engineer (Current Employee) –  Fremont, CAApril 16, 2016
Lam is dedicated to being the place where successful people want to work and offers excellent benefits.

Engineering team at Lam is very team oriented and works well together.

Most I enjoy about working at Lam is my colleagues.
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Set schedule with limited mobility
Field Service Engineer (Former Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORApril 7, 2016
When working shift and covering contract job, the schedule is set and very stable, with the exception of covering co-workers PTOs or monthly meetings.
However for people who do not wish to settle this could be very boring very fast.
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