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Lam Research is a great place to work! Amazing people guided by solid core values. It is fun to be directly involved in cutting edge technology that will change the world as we know it.
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Best place ever to work

If you want a job or a career, here is the right place to start. The company has a diverse workforce with big visions, huge missions and strong guiding principles.


good benefits, different shifts- easy to accommodate yourself, nice people, Great culture, huge diversity


gaps in level of communication, not retained the best talents
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  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Ability to learn new things

Good Workplace

Good place to work for , diverse , good benefits , salaries are not the best , make sure to pick a good group , overall it is a good place to work for
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High stress high rewards

What is the best part of working at the company?Excellent salary and benefits.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Trying to to do too much with too little resources.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?High performance, long hours, great benefits.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Lead projects schedule meetings have meetings cancelled last minute by customer.
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Great Experience

I loved working here and was disappointed when my position was affected by restructuring. I would love to work for them again. Great benefits and culture.
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Productivity takes a backseat

Productivity is second behind ESG. Promotions are based upon gender and race versus actual output. They make money despite themselves getting in way. Could be an amazing company if they would revert back to basics and focus on bottom line results versus filling slots that meet criteria that has less to do with bottom line than making an HR metric.
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Too stressful

The salary is good in semiconductor industry. However, it’s so tired to deal with all problems from different levels: your managers, customers and coworkers on the same tool. No wlb
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Better than expected

My expectations for LAM were low considering the history & culture of the company but after working there a few months I genuinely enjoyed it. Management is younger in age and actually listens to their employers. The stretch breaks were fun and much needed. Only downside I saw were the boomers that always had something to complain about no matter how good the day was going.
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Nice work environment, except the managment are not good.

What is the best part of working at the company?Engineering Technician, multitask working with engineering projects.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Multitask, working at packinging if less work on engineering projects.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Clean room enviroment, wearing clean room bunnysuit gloves and safety glasses.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Early shift plus overtime, and courtesy coffee, tea.
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Cool job with lots of opportunities

Lam has a forgiving culture and has many opportunities for those looking to gain experience in something new. A lot of their leadership is hired from within.


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Fun place to work

What is the best part of working at the company?Great vibe everyone is respectfull and great additives for co workers to management What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Learning the job at first then it chillWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Great. Loose others willing to help. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Stretch get assign job duty for the day and handle it
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Very slow work environment. Hard to move up within the company even though they state that your career growth is top priority. Highly recommend not to work here
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ALD Product group is friendly & fun

It was a pleasure to work in the ALD Product group. They highly value individuals who are smart, fun, and possess a type-A personality. One of the challenges I encountered was the preference for experienced project managers over new graduates. The team seemed to prioritize candidates with prior experience rather than investing time in training new, young talents with fresh perspectives.
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A employee nurturing enviroment, and many paths for advancement.

A typical work day was from 5am to 5pm, but time went fast due to a stimulating enviroment and adiquet brakes scduel,I learned colaberation skills,leadership skills, to look at problem solveing from different angles, and how sabre tools are disgnied and function.


great working environment and a careing managment staff


could have more carrer path guidence
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Pay package and 3-4 day schedule works just fine. Coworkers are friendly and superiors too. Relaxed no one micro manages. Good benefits. Lot of hands on experience
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Good Company

Lam Research provided a good and safe work environment. The company provided all the necessary equipment to perform my job duties. One issue I had was feeling siloed and not able to explore other internal opportunities.
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I’m verbally experienced at Lam was very helpful and gained experience in the manufacturing industry. Although working in the sub levels was very peaceful during the work hours, random tasks were a bit tedious on the ticket side of Swic Techs. Nonetheless we performed our tasks and then some.


Good meals/ working environment


Short breaks
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Lam research is a good job if you want to be stagnant.

No real training provided, just competency with sap and other systems are tested. When the company is balls to the walls busy in manufacturing, you are expected to push out modules that aren't even capable of performing in the field. Most employees that are there surprisingly shouldn't be in the position they are in. Tribal knowledge is paramount. Instructions for testing are by far the worst written instructions often with typos, no directions at all, or red lines that have and never will get corrected by the tech writers. The rhythm of the semiconductor industry also affects them immensely to where they will lay off many employees and hire just as many the next quarter(long term employees included). If you want stability this is not the long term career you want. Direct supervisors are also very hard to get ahold of, I mean this in the most polite way possible but it's unbelievable that lam has the reputation it has.🤡


Laid back environment even when somewhat busy, I have literally seen people watch TV shows on their laptop in the clean room 🤡, Really nice compressed schedule to be honest allows a long weekend every weekend


See above, The place is run like a zoo with no zookeeper at least in the fab, Lam is also incredibly stingy with pay and pay everybody very different wages, Despite the experience one person may have over the other
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Busy and uncaring workplace

Perhaps an unusual experience, as I interned during COVID and had no neighbors near my cube. There was surprisingly little support for learning the job, and throughout my time there I often could not access the tools necessary to do my job, as I did not have the permissions and had to go through my mentor, who was too busy to really help. Besides my mediocre relationship with my mentor, it was very solitary. The company had great equipment and learning resources though.
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Productive workplace. When in the right Line, awesome team to work with. Advancement is a HUGE POSSIBILITY.

Working at Lam was one of the best experiences I have ever had. Life Changing. I was introduced to the world of Semiconductors. In the beginning I did struggle. I found later, that the reason for my struggle was because of the Lead I had. They weren't as supportive as other leads. To some point it felt like they've already made a decision about who or what type of worker you are after 1 week of starting. Supervisors on the other hand, were VERY VERY supportive. Moving me to a new line with a new Lead and new supervisor, they were able to excel me and challenge me to bigger and betting things. I eventually became an Electronic Test Technician. But unfortunately, due to the Ups and Downs of the industry I wasn't able to officially become an Electronic Test Technician for Lam. My Lead and Supervisor really knew how to develop a team, they really knew how to cater to each of us. Because of how my Lead and Supervisor were, my fellow Co-Workers were amazing to work with. We were basically like a family helping each other to complete our assignments by the end of our shift. And till this day, I hope one day we can all return, and work with each other again. Amazing work life balance. CWW sched.


Free commute (ride share via Bus provided by Lam), Cafeteria food verity. Amazing work life balance (CWW sched.) Breaks were very very resonable.


Leadership from different lines tend to contradict Supervisors. Gossiping co-workers.
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Good place for experienced folks

Management is supportive of career growth but the company lack software engineer folks to reach out for help and discuss ideas. Hard to get budget approved for cloud migration


Good team culture


Lack of software engineer folks to reach out for help
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3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.8 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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