"I have worked at Lam Research for over 20 years. Most of of that times span was under excellent supervision and management. However, in recent years the quality of management has deteriorated. The core values of Lam are excellent in principle, but not in execution: "Mutual Trust and Respect" are only words and are not put into practice. There are no 180 reviews of mangers and directors. Vice Presidents listen only to apple-polishing managers. Retribution for fact based disagreement with managers is frequent. I actually heard one director say that Lam "...doesn't need smart people. It needs people to work hard." This in direct contraction to the core value of "Lam Research is where successful people want to work." Well not exactly in contradiction if success is compensation for effective toadying."
"Lam Research is a well run large corporation. On an individual contributor level, you will find a very structured and at times administrative work environment. Since the merger with NVLS, engineers are becoming more specialized in job function and more focused on process rather than quick results. If you enjoy working for a company where you can wear many different hats, this is probably not for you."
"Overall a good workplace. Helpful coworkers. Good work-life balance. A bit low on compensation but Ok considering Portland is not a costly city to live in."
"So far they have been a great company and treat their employees very well. They have great benefits and compensation with flexible hours and scheduling."
"Lam Research is a dynamic and viable company that encourages its employees to take risk in achieving goals and rewards those that succeed."
"My experience at Lam was the worst of my career"
Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?
"Negotiate and ensure you're department will support a work/life balance"
What don't you like about working at Lam Research?
"Not open to telecommunicating, poor support from department management"
What suggestions do you have for management?
"Improve pay and flexible work environment"
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