We've calculated that the average salary at Asyst Technologies is $91K based on 139 user-submitted salaries
A total of 13 Asyst Technologies employees gave Asyst Technologies an average happiness rating of 4.1 out of 5.0.
Currently times within this economy at all business levels are very hard. At one point in time Asyst Technologies had a very strong engineering group with very unique products in a very strong economy. Additionally the entire management group was very strong possessing a true belief in the company's products, directional goals and comprehension of the industry. As the years went by and the SemiConductor industry became more volatile I do not believe that management at all levels possessed the same goals and understanding for the ever changing company and industry. Core knowledge disappeared and executive decisions were made more on emotion rather than true understanding of what Asyst Technologies could or could not produce for the SemiConductor industry. My advice would be to seriously take another look at the company from a straw-man perspective and get back to basics. See what Asyst can or cannot produce during these challenging times.There is truly no need to have the number of VPs and management in a company that has declared Chapter 11 and is struggling for it;s own survival. They should try to assess what the new vision for the company will be, perhaps a smaller vision, however a safe and profitable one to create stability for all (Customers, Employees inclusive of Contractors and Vendors) for now. It has been stated from a few VPs at Asyst Technologies that it is much easier to grow a company than to keep having layoff after layoff just to accommodate the ever challenging economy. Stick to one or two core competencies and jettison the rest to make the best efforts for the new vision for the company. This is my perspective from being at the company for many years having seen many managers come and go just to introduce change. Having different selling ideas and different philosophies. The energies that it takes to move a company from one direction to another is massive and also time consuming. If this movement is done over and over with each new management level that gets inserted into Asyst Technologies then there is a vast amount of energies just expended on changing directions each and every time. Too much of a waste if you ask me.