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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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Challenging
Field Service Engineer (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXMay 24, 2017
My job morphed into being on the road over 80% of the time.
While I have enjoyed working here, as well as my coworkers, I would like to seek a position that has me home a bit more than my current position.
Pros
The people and the benefits
Cons
The amount of travel
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Could be worse ...
Manufacturing Test Engineer (Current Employee) –  Tualatin, ORMay 23, 2017
Caution not to get trapped in a sched you don't like. MFG hrs are 24/7 and fast-paced. Fun place to work tho, depending on your managers in your dept. Great stock options.
Pros
stocks, room for growth, job security
Cons
short lunches, funky schedule
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This company has a Lot of room for improvement
Final Test Technician (Former Employee) –  OregonMay 18, 2017
This company has a work place Culture of extreme Narcosis among the upper management and lower employees.
We observed a High Rate of turn-overs.
There is also a great deal of poorly written documents and technical writing.
Pros
N/a
Cons
N/a
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They take advantage of their employees
Assembler (Current Employee) –  Livermore, CAMay 10, 2017
They will have you train your replacement before laying you off. There are people there who have been on temporary employment with lam for over 8 years. You will spend your nights assembling hyper expensive machinery to allow this company to make billions in profit, and they will not even give you full time employment status in return. The work enviroment is extremely unprofessional, coworkers and managers were often hostile. I regret quitting my other job to work for LAM.
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Good Work environment
Module Test Technician (Current Employee) –  Livermore, CAMay 4, 2017
good overall company, past paced learning, long working hours, employees get incentives for doing good. management is approachable as they are former techs themselves and understand what you need to help you suceed.
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Back to Engineering Basics
Materials Program Manager (MPM) for Conductor Etch (Former Employee) –  Fremont, CAMay 3, 2017
Unrealistic expectations, top-heavy, great deal of territory protection and nepotism, excessive use of outsourced and overseas materials with long-lead items; i.e an off-the-shelf circuit breaker outsourced to South Africa?!?!, poor supplier relationship management, many antiquated ways of managing materials data.
Pros
Good choice of food at reasonable prices in the cafeteria.
Cons
See above.
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clean room
notifying supervisor (Former Employee) –  OregonMay 2, 2017
they suck the life out of you. make you work 7 days 12hr shifts and brake them up so there are 3 days on one check and 4 on the other. do not waste you time.
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