Lam Research Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated 24 Jan 2021

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  • "Technology, work environment and benefits(in 65 reviews)

  • "Best work life balance possible(in 58 reviews)

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  • "Work-life balance for some employees is fairly steep(in 99 reviews)

  • "Long hours due to customer base location(in 45 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Lam is wonderful place to work

      22 Jan 2021 - Senior Manager Software Engineering in Bangalore
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      Pros

      Technology, work environment and benefits

      Cons

      Sometimes the work can get hectic, but can always reach out to the management to get the required support

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      A good company to start career with

      23 Nov 2020 - Expeditor in Bangalore
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      Pros

      Great Work Environment , lots of benefits , Managers are very friendly, good salary, constant hiring

      Cons

      If you're not an engineer and you're part of the Business support groups then there is very little exposure , After a certain point the work becomes very monotonous , not much salary hike , pathetic food provided to employees and only veg selection is available

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      perfect

      16 Nov 2020 - Analyst in Bangalore
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      Pros

      amazing work environment and good leaders to work for

      Cons

      nothing as such, everything was smooth

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Nice place to work in technology and has good Core values

      2 Feb 2020 - Mechanical Engineer Senior -II in Bangalore
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      Pros

      Good Salary & Benefits Nice working environment Follows the defined Core values No Late night workings is expected unless if you will have to attend calls with US Counterparts

      Cons

      Not much Onsite opportunities to acquire product knowledge and execute the projects

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Everything works slow at Lam India office

      21 Mar 2016 - Software Engineer II in Domlur
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      Pros

      -Last year around 20 people from Tech left Lam India.Great job young stars. Good work environment,govt job in India. Easy life,people join as fresher and stay till retirement.Every 6 months you receive an increment,provided you keep your lead and manager happy.travel to US for dev team only .9-5 job. overalll if you dont have dreams to learn technology,and you are silly,then its the best choice.

      Cons

      -PF transfer claim ,doesnt get approved every time you request through online portal(people are bit old fashioned,so only paper work){pathetic}it may take you a year to get your pf transferred .Not only with me,but a few more people are their in line. -Bad food,very bad,not sure how people are eating it up,and max seem comfortable with that .Even managers have their food outside office everyday. -no non veg allowed in cafeteria ,as MD is a veg guy, -Annual day does happen,but a boring one,no drinks,go and have pathetic food.FYI:drinks available for delegates separately -No cabs facility -,a lot of processes for a simple solution. -few who keeps on talking,and by 6 will leave the office,but dont prefer in finding a quick solution to a problem and solve it out. -A day before delegates visit to India,there would be announcement on dress properly,cleaning stuff will happen ,and suddenly for 2 days cafeteria food also improve,all sort of non-sense happens. -Your hard work will always be taken by your lead. -US should take control of the things happening at Lam India,or best is change the MD,people had enough of him.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Place to retire. Great in terms of industry outlook, nothing in terms of technology.

      26 Apr 2015 - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
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      Pros

      Great future for the company. Great products. Great domain (semi conductors). Think for yourself, this is one domain that will never come down. Highly knowledgeable and smartest people in the US (in India the number of such people is in single digits). Profit sharing will always be 100% and sometimes much more. Infra in US is great. Awesome learning with US counterparts. Can't stress enough how smart they are. Good travel opportunities these days for Indian employees. Super work life balance. Getting leaves are easy. Friendly work environment and colleagues. Laptops to all. Software developer can see all SDLC phases as they are the owners.

      Cons

      Indian management except one or two, are pathetically useless. No future technology wise in the company. If at all, you will go back to old technology rather than move forward. If self driven, can learn the existing software but no scope for any Dev from scratch or anything new. Absolutely no scope for any tech growth (can't stress more) in terms of all the new technologies that are in market now. Days spent here are like being in quick sand. The more you stay the more comfy you get, i.e., sucked in. Your skill set will not grow unless you do anything yourself after work. No growth up the ladder as well, as the people have been here for on an average of 8+yrs. Everyone is set in their places. There are two tech leads in a team of 7 and two additional managers. No scope for any lateral movements to other countries, or to other job roles as well. Very very very very rare. Infra in India is very very pathetic, worse than a public sector bank. Managers make you so self dependent on them that you loose the skill or ability make decisions yourself anymore. You go to them literally for everything. Pay is not great compared to current market conditions.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Under payscale RGBSI

      17 Apr 2018 - Component Design Engineer in Bangalore
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      Pros

      Good working environment. management is very good.

      Cons

      since i am working under payscale RGBSI, have to get in to LAM.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Place to Work for Dedicated Engineers

      2 Jan 2021 - Mechanical Engineer II in Tualatin, OR
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      Pros

      Employee Stock Purchase Plan & other benefits. Mid and full year bonuses. Other stock options available. Good working environment.

      Cons

      Work-life balance for some employees is fairly steep.

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    9. 2.0
      Current Employee

      "You can't even get an interview without a Ph.D," according to some

      13 Jul 2020 - Process Engineer in Fremont, CA
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      Pros

      Smart, ambitious people, cutting edge technologies, opportunities to learn, etc. Good benefits and food.

      Cons

      Unfortunately, dielectric etch operates more like a NAVY battle station than a business; if one mistake is made, expect to be blasted with foul language, like a new recruit! This is NOT professional! A few, but not all, 'lifers' who have never had any other job other than in etch tend to have big mouths and egos, unfortunately. I was told "...you can't even get an interview here without a Ph.D, and it should be from MIT, Illinois, Yale, Stanford, Berkeley, CalTech, etc." This elitist mentality makes for a challenging work environment at times, despite core values. I believe hard work brings forth success, regardless of how prestigious the pedigree you may or may not have, so be sure not to listen to the arrogant ones!

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      9 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Lam

      24 Jan 2021 - Assistant Engineer in Hong Kong
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      Pros

      free working environment, less pressure

      Cons

      office is at Wong Chuk Hang, no choice for lunch

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