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Senior Process Engineers at Lam Research give their company a 3.3 out of 5.0, while the average rating for Lam Research is 4.2, making them 24% less happy than every other employee at Lam Research and 11% less happy than every other Senior Process Engineer on CareerBliss - the happiest Senior Process Engineers work for Ambitech Engineering.

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Senior Process Engineer
in Fremont, CA

What do you like about working at Lam Research?

"The projects I worked on were very interesting and challenging."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If you did not graduated from Sanford or Berkeley university, you will not move up in Lam Research. You can also expect to be laid off within 3 years of starting at Lam due to the nature of semiconductor equipement business."

What don't you like about working at Lam Research?

"Management liked to blame people for their short coming. The place was very clickish and if you were not in the right place and didn't have the right degree from the right university. You would not get included the click no matter how much contribution you did to the company. Nature of the business is very cyclical and every 24 to 36 months Lam has a lay off. If you are not in the right click, you will get laid off!"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"It would be nice if they stop padding themselves on the back and give themselves bonuses and actually find a vision for the company beside just selling etch products. Every business verdure the company has done beside etches has resulted in failure do to lack of vision and planning."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Senior Process Engineer
in Fremont, CA

"Lam research had a lot of politics after Mr. Bagley became the CEO"

What do you like about working at Lam Research?

"The technology was very interesting and kept me engaged."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"This company constantly goes though boom and bust the average time you can work at this company before getting laid off is around 3 to 5 years. If you do not have a PHD you have a much less secure position."

What don't you like about working at Lam Research?

"There was a lot of politics in the company where management looked to blame people for various problems with the tools. The tools were sold to customers without being well tested and the correct processes developed for the customers."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"decrease the number of middle management and have better communication with engineers."

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