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.
Production Test Technician (Current Employee) – Tualatin, OR – August 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.
the work is interesting and challenging, benefits, cafeteria
Great company to work for unless you work in manufacturing.
Final Test Technician III (Current Employee) – Tualatin, OR – November 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.
Sr. Field Service Engineer (Current Employee) – Malta, NY – June 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.
Growing company with potetial but lack of planning
Material Coordinator (Current Employee) – Tualatin, OR – May 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
Good healthcare, benefits for employee excercise
employee advancement, low compensation, lack of management interaction
Manufacturing Quality Associate (Former Employee) – Tualatin, OR – April 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.
Customer Service and Manifacturing Engineer (Current Employee) – USA,Europe – October 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,
Superior Group, Final Test Tech. Full Evaluation (Former Employee) – Tualatin, OR – February 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.