Lam Research Employee Reviews

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If you thrive on process this job is not for you.
Test Technician (Former Employee) –  Pleasanton, CAJanuary 27, 2017
Tribal knowledge is king.

Documented test steps are hit and miss at best, which makes learning difficult, especially for those who thrive on following a process. When the answer to a question is "don't worry about that, just hit enter", something that happens often, nothing is being learned which leads to frustration.

There aren't enough tools for everyone, and you spend a lot of time looking for tools to perform your job, being forced to take tools from someone else that needs them too.

All new hires are temps, and if you don't perform up to their expectations they just terminate your contract with the temp agency, and you're told this in a phone call. No warnings, no write ups, you're just gone.

Everyone I worked with was very friendly and helpful, and the workplace culture was good, as everyone got along with everyone else.
Pros
Excellent salary, friendly colleagues, nice perks.
Cons
12 hour shifts, you work every weekend, you're a temp.
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Good place to work
Slave (Current Employee) –  Tualatin, ORNovember 4, 2016
regular reviews, bonus checks, good benefits

depending on your area, it can be a good place to work.

If you don't "fit the mold" you will find out the hard way and end up looking for a new job, involuntarily.
Pros
regular reviews, raises, and bonus checks
Cons
bad low level management
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Fun with great potential
Field Service Engineer (Current Employee) –  Albany, NYDecember 22, 2016
Great culture with unique and open-minded employees. Middle management is average. Tremendous opportunities to improve with the right minds leading.
Pros
Develop great skills
Cons
Always seem to be in a rush or "crisis"
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demanding and changing environment
Dir Global Logistics & International Trade (Current Employee) –  Livermore, CANovember 28, 2016
Very strong results based culture. Demanding testing environment. Provides opportunities for those willing to commit to their results.
problems solving and decision making culture that focuses on corrective action rather than blame
Pros
Results orientated
Cons
demanding work environment
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Core Values
Production planner (Former Employee) –  Livermore, CANovember 15, 2016
the dedication of management to improve and allow growth is exceptional. Customer core values, dedicated to fulfill the customers expectations while providing guidance and training for employees
Pros
company's future is promising
Cons
to many contractors
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Great company to work for...
Sr. Field Service Engineer (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYJune 5, 2016
My work experience at Lam Research has been a great career path in my years in the Semiconductor industry. In my opinion, the company culture, strive for excellence and the dedication to customer satisfaction is what has driven Lam to be the successful company it is today.
Pros
Safety
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Management is poor!
Field Service Engineer (Current Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORNovember 15, 2016
Great technicians! Poor management. I had high expectations for this company but am sadly disappointed. The thought is work more hours and not think of a better way to do the job.
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Great place to work with flexible schedule
QuickBase Application Administrator (Former Employee) –  Livermore, CAJune 7, 2016
great company to work for, professorial with a relaxed atmosphere.Friendly coworkers, restaurant and cafe on site. Competitive salary, flexible schedule with the option to work remote.
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just fine
Equipment Engineer (Current Employee) –  Tualatin, OROctober 25, 2016
Working at Lam Reseach is just fine. Employees are good people, management could use some work. Overall it is an alright place to work.
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Growing Company
Assembler III (Current Employee) –  Tualatin, ORAugust 8, 2016
Lam research is a decent company to work for. All positions are brought in from a local Temp agency. They allow 2 years of Temp work to prove yourself for a full time position. Benefits are great.
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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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Productive and progressive
consultant building and assembling (Former Employee) –  Tualatin, ORJuly 18, 2016
nice place to work, and start a carreer!
It has a distinctive culture for work, life, live!
mgmnt has a direct interaction and quick review process.
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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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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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good place to work
Production Assembly Technician (Former Employee) –  Fremont, CAOctober 19, 2016
Production Assembly Technician
• Build, testing, troubleshoot, repair, Thermal Plate sub-assembly for 2300 Etch equipment.
• Ability to build mechanical parts, orings, motors, valves, tubings, gas lines, cables harness.
• Performed leak checks, functional check for sub-assembly.
• Ability to read electrical, mechanical schematics and operational method sheets.
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No
Ramp Specialist (Current Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORNovember 9, 2016
It is a good place to work if you are young and want to travel. Company is in change and trying to catch up. Some of the best FSE's I have ever worked with.
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Easy, fun, and safe environment. Fantastic management
Assembler 2 (Former Employee) –  Tualatin, ORNovember 30, 2016
A company that's easy for the motivated individuals to move up. Easy instructions to build the modules with great benifets with in the company.
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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
Semiconducter Field Service Engineer (Former Employee) –  Fremont, CAFebruary 3, 2017
There is a nice company and a lot of nice people,you will learn a lot of awsome things over there,good pay and always keep you busy.
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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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