It's a mystery how any product gets out the door there
engineer (Former Employee) – oregon – May 9, 2014
The sales team runs the show and acts as pseudo-engineers to the customer which was scary. Than the schedulers/engineers get to scramble and try to deliver what the sales team promises the customer. Managers offer little unstructured training if at all. Chaotic environment and only a few key people in each group do most of the work while others get left behind. You only see managers when there's a problem, otherwise most hide in their offices and can't manage effectively. Not a place to voice your opinion because the managers would retaliate which I witnessed. Some workers/managers go out of their way to keep the process so complicated for job security and to maintain their SME status and employees blame process inconsistencies on the merger. Only plus is that benefits were good and it's a green sustainable company.
good benefits and it's a green sustainable company.
Great company, but very behind on the software curve
Engineering Intern II (Current Employee) – Fremont, CA – September 18, 2017
As someone pursuing a software career, it is clear that Lam is well behind on that front. And they know it. They are trying their best to fix this issue, but the fact that it is a hardware oriented company slows the transition down.
Pros: Relaxed atmosphere, work from home, busses, exposure throughout the company (even from as low as an intern level position), health, vision, dental packages, stock options, and more
Cons: Nasty food, relatively expensive food, behind in the software space, lots of red tape
Field Service Engineer (Current Employee) – Hillsboro, OR – September 15, 2017
The management at Lam, in my group, don't stick around for long, This means the new manager doesn't fallow through on the old managers promises for pay raises or promotions. Manager are quickly "Promoted" as soon as they are over there heads in work and they do not do adequate turn over with the new managers taking there place. The ground level workers, Field Service Engineers, have all been working with the company over 10 years or for just a couple of years because they don't often move up the management chain and are not usually allowed out of the Field Service Engineering pool. Lam has also just cut back on medial coverage for all Oregon Field Service Engineers.
Factory Assembler (Former Employee) – Tualatin, OR – August 30, 2017
Management was horrible and unorganized. People that worked there for a while were lazy. they hire anybody so a lot of people there are super weird. Unless your buddy buddy with your lead this is not the job for you
Sabre Test Technician (Superior) (Current Employee) – Tualatin, OR – August 21, 2017
This company is in its infancy and has a lot of growing up to do to keep up with the current boom time it is experiencing. Basic manufacturing discipline is lacking, not as much accountability as needed for success and quality systems could be greatly improved.
Field Service Engineer, CVD Films (Current Employee) – malta ny – August 20, 2017
Medical coverage is also one downer but the pay is good. If you are single and or willing to travel it can be very good job that is very rewarding... If you get the wrong manager though life can be dismal.
Final Test Technician III (Current Employee) – Tualatin, OR – August 20, 2017
Good variety of toolsets to really learn about. Training is minimal before you are on your own, which is great for some, not for others. Hours are long, lunches are short, it is a clean room environment.
As a technician, most of your day is spent finding someone else's mistakes and correcting them. With the high ramp and turnover rate, there are a lot of mistakes. Great for people who like to troubleshoot.
Improvements take months or even years to implement. Promotions are often not based on performance. Long-time technicians making less than new-hires (both getting paid much less than market rate). Written policies will often differ from actual practice policies.
Co-workers are great, most get along per shift, but cross shift communication is poor and unnecessarily competitive.
Most technicians have to bring in their own tools to do some tasks because they will not purchase and/or the process takes excessively long.
Cross shift policies and procedures are inconsistent. management and leads seem to not communicate critical information.
If a manager doesn't like you, you will know it and so will others.
Expectations are extremely high for some, while nearly non-existent for others.
A good place to get your foot in the door in semi-conductor industry, but not a place where you feel valued, turnover rate is very high.
Micro-management, lack of clear communication, indecisiveness, resistance to change
Disgraceful environment whom treat other below you
Service Delivery Specialist (Former Employee) – Fromont CA – August 5, 2017
After my one year employment at Lam Research, I stepped down to pursue a better career over at Google. Their GIS team was an absolute shambles, complete disorganisation and unfair equality amongst all races and genders. Seriously avoid working in environments like this.
Credit & Collections Rep (Former Employee) – Fremont, CA – July 26, 2017
At Lam Research, we create equipment that allows chipmakers to build device features more than 1,000 times smaller than a grain of sand. This tiny scale has a huge impact. Virtually every leading-edge chip inside the electronic products you use every day (TVs, smartphones, laptops, cars—even medical devices) has been made using our equipment.
Field Productivity Engineer (Current Employee) – Fishkill, NY – July 22, 2017
Too much travel and limited flexibility. Overseas travel became excessive and the customer controlled the Lam culture as far as demanding a heavy work load with tremendous hours. Trips were often too long often in excess of 2 months.
Inventory Specialist/ Logistics Analyst (Former Employee) – Hillsboro, OR – June 1, 2017
A typical day at work is 8 to 5:30. Standard job that requires patience and hard work. Easy going tech engineers and business people make up the office population. Sometime we get treated with free food. Overall good experience.
Easy going people, Informative Management, Ascending Company
Plain and simple business environment, cubicles, Not very exciting