Production Test Technician/Assembler ALD, PECVD (Current Employee) – Tualatin, OR – November 9, 2018
Lam has excellent senior leadership and hardworking employees. However, middle-management often forget about the same core values they scold you about and prevent senior leadership in the company from being able to truly groom and grow the talent that shows up on the manufacturing floor.
Production Test Technician (Current Employee) – Tualatin, OR – November 7, 2018
Not a so stressful place to work, good benefits and ok pay but you can't move up unless you kiss a... or have really good connections. This place almost never lays off their regular full time employees, unless you screwed up badly and get fired. The starting pay is ok but as you move on, living expenses increase but your raise can't compete with it
Paid lunch, good benefits, not stressful, job security
Poor management, low pay raise, schedule might not work for everyone, unfair treatments depend on your connections
Test Technician (Current Employee) – Tualatin, OR – November 6, 2018
A typical day at work starts with a morning meeting and review of manufacturing progress. Expectations are set and as the day goes on communication of disturbances is encouraged to manage those expectations. Each day presents it's own unique set of challenges. Management is open and looks at those challenges as opportunities to improve the manufacturing process and is receptive to suggestions .
I have learned much about the fabrication of semiconductor capital equipment.
Work place culture matches the espoused values of the company the vast majority of the time. Expectations align with those values and positive action is rewarded.
The hardest part of the job is the hours of the shift work, although for others it is preferable to a regular work week.
The most enjoyable part of the job is my team and my department. I work with good people.
Good team, good people, reasonable expectations.
Cost of living to pay, means living paycheck to paycheck or accruing annual debt to survive.
Process Modular Test Technician (Former Employee) – Livermore, CA – October 30, 2018
Everyone on my shift helped out. During 12hrs shift techs will start the module, troubleshoot if need be, and complete module at the time allowed. Most of the techs I worked with have vast knowledge of the products.
ASSEMBLER II (Current Employee) – Tualatin, Oregon – October 18, 2018
The benefits are decent for the job, but I desire more advancement. This is something that rarely happens in this organization. If you need a job and they are hiring they will pay you reasonably, but do not expect to move beyond the entry level position. I was given an "opportunity" to help the supply chain for six months with the possibility to move into that department. At the end of my term the company had downsized that department and I was sent back to assembly. In that time they also terminated hundreds of temp workers. It's sad that the company throws it's workers under the bus when times get tough. Management is almost completely removed from the actual happenings on the assembly floor, and when notified about issues very little is done to rectify those issues unless they directly effect the product. They have a list of core values that they seem to disregard on a daily basis, and that level of hypocrisy is infuriating.
Data Science Intern (Former Employee) – Tualatin, OR – October 4, 2018
Great Experience, Supporting, I don't have a lot of paid work experience. I have spent most of my time outside of college and graduate school doing volunteer work at a private elementary school in my town. Because the summers are so short, and I was working to complete my certification, I wanted to gain hands-on experience without worrying about finding a school that would hire me. Now that I am certified, finished with my master's degree program, and have all those volunteer hours under my belt, I feel well prepared to take on a full-time.
Engineer Tech (Former Employee) – Fremont, CA – September 25, 2018
A typical day at work would be building prototypes of new semiconductors. I learned how to work with people such as engineer design groups. The management was above average. The workplace culture was good. The people were nice and kind. The hardest part of the job was troubleshooting. The most enjoyable part was the discounted lunch for the employees.
Process Engineering Technician (Current Employee) – Tualatin, OR – September 25, 2018
Fast-paced work environment. As a process engineering technician you are responsible for the operation of multiple deposition tools and have to report back to several process engineers. The fact that the job is in research and development makes it less monotonous but since you are playing a supporting role, the decision-making part of the job is done by higher-ups.
Material handler (Former Employee) – Tualatin, OR – September 17, 2018
Working at LAM Research, was fun and had a lot of new experiences and challenging, but there was only one thing that, I am don't like is the management. They didn't see who's hard worker and keep making new rules that doesn't no help the company and worker.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Fremont, CA – September 4, 2018
Lam Research was a great opportunity to work. I was contracting for about 6 months then laid off due to cutbacks. During the time I was there had a great experience and was able to gain new skills. They always something new to learn. They always had opportunities take classes and learn new skills.
Room to move around and room for advancement with a competitive feel
Manager: Project Engineering (Current Employee) – Tualatin, OR – August 29, 2018
One of Lam's core values is "Where successful people want to work". This notion is embedded in the culture. This allows for strong employees to find their chance to grow. It also breeds a competitive work environment where comparing your performance to others and staying ahead of the game is key.
Career Advancement, Compensation, Flexible Hours
Competitiveness, Large Company has many process standards