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Great company, but very behind on the software curve
Engineering Intern II (Current Employee) –  Fremont, CASeptember 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
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Poor management.
Field Service Engineer (Current Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORSeptember 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.
Pros
Competitive starting pay.
Cons
Low wage growth, reduced benefits.
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Productive fun place to work- Yet fast paced
Sr Buyer Planner C.P.M (Current Employee) –  Fremont, CASeptember 11, 2017
Great Manager and Place to work. Life work balance is important to all that work at Lam Research. Fast Paced, yet rewarding place to work, Good efforts are always rewarded ---
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One of the best companies I ever worked for
Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee) –  Fremont, CA 94538September 7, 2017
Loved this place. Management was awe-some. Co-workers AWE-some. Great stuff. We made top notch semiconductor equipment and most everybody had their role/position down to a science.
Pros
Exciting process's
Cons
unknown
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management sucked
Factory Assembler (Former Employee) –  Tualatin, ORAugust 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
Pros
Paid-time off
Cons
management is bad
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Diversity
Thin Film, CD-SEM, SPC Specialist (Former Employee) –  Fremont, CAAugust 27, 2017
Asian based diverse atmosphere. Hard to balance work and life. Pid well.
Nice discounts for monthly theatre and good library options as well as free oatmeal breakfast
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Great place to work.
Intern (Current Employee) –  Fremont, CAAugust 26, 2017
Great place to work. Supervisors are really nice and culture is open. Everyone is really easy to communicate with. I learned alot about corporation tax.
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Great people to work with.
Sabre Test Technician (Superior) (Current Employee) –  Tualatin, ORAugust 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.
Pros
Low stress environment.
Cons
Could pay better.
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Management makes it or breaks it
Field Service Engineer, CVD Films (Current Employee) –  malta nyAugust 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.
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Great for people who like to troubleshoot
Final Test Technician III (Current Employee) –  Tualatin, ORAugust 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.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Micro-management, lack of clear communication, indecisiveness, resistance to change
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fun place
Facilities Engineer SJ, California (Former Employee) –  Modesto, CAAugust 16, 2017
The place was very serious and very busy always something to do then the budget cuts came and some of us where let go but no regrets it was a good place to work
Pros
food
Cons
the vans
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Disgraceful environment whom treat other below you
Service Delivery Specialist (Former Employee) –  Fromont CAAugust 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.
Pros
None
Cons
Too many to list.
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Productive and fun work place
Field Service Engineer (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLAugust 4, 2017
I had a great time working for Lam Research. It was a great experience working in a semiconductor industry. Fast-paced industry but the pay was good. Learning many skills from this job
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Credit & Collections Rep (Former Employee) –  Fremont, CAJuly 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.
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good and professional staff
Field Productivity Engineer (Current Employee) –  Fishkill, NYJuly 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.
Pros
Steady work
Cons
excessive travel
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Good worplace culture
Supplier Quality Engineer (Current Employee) –  Fremont, CAJuly 9, 2017
Good work place culture
management is very focused
project oriented
world class manufacturing /engineering company
Leader in advanced semi-conductor technology
Pros
good workplace
Cons
none
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Really great work enviroment
Test Technician (Former Employee) –  Tualatin, ORJune 16, 2017
Challenging workplace full of excellent employees and knowledgeable leads. Enjoyed the challenge of working in a clean room environment. Many different types of equipment to learn and operate on.
Pros
great work enviroment. Excellent coworkers
Cons
Long shifts. a lot of down time, poor managment
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Great place to work.
Assembler/Production (Current Employee) –  Livermore, CAJune 6, 2017
This by far has been one of the best places I've worked in. The management and company knows what it wants and its headed in the right direction. Offers stocks to its employees.
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Solid place to work
Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) –  Tualatin, ORJune 3, 2017
Fast paced, and they required a lot from their employees, but it was fair. The work had to be done right the first time, but allowances were made for errors.
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Solid place to work
Inventory Specialist/ Logistics Analyst (Former Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORJune 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.
Pros
Easy going people, Informative Management, Ascending Company
Cons
Plain and simple business environment, cubicles, Not very exciting
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