CULTURE & BENEFITS

What brings us together helps us stand apart.

Lam Research is the right blend of reach and integrity, impact and purpose. We strive to attract and reward brilliant people who embody our principles and drive our innovations.

Our company, culture, and success are built on our values. They guide every business decision we make and encourage us to look beyond today’s achievements to what we can do better tomorrow. Our values create community, connection and a workplace that encourages new perspectives.

How we do things is just as important as what we do—but the most important piece of all is who helps us do it. If you share our values, you share our DNA; we hope you’ll join our team.


Core Values


Everything we do at Lam is based on a set of core principles that we not only believe in, but practice day in and day out.


Culture of Innovation

Life at Lam

Lam Research Products Wafer

Let’s make science fiction into fact.

Building the sophisticated fabrication equipment and services that create today’s powerful computer chips requires the utmost precision—and a team of talented people with diverse perspectives. Our portfolio of market-leading products for thin film deposition, plasma etch, photoresist strip, and wafer cleaning is one of the vital links between our customers’ vision and reality, a link supported by our customer support.

Lam Research Culture Manufacturing

Let’s use our hands to create our future.

We’re also pushing boundaries beyond hardware and software with our manufacturing, customer support and field organizations. That’s where we build, calibrate, ship, install, and even maintain our products. This hands-on work is a key step in creating some of the most sophisticated products in the world.

Lam Research Culture and Collaboration

Let’s infuse technology with humanity.

We do things differently at Lam. From benefits to rewards, communication to community, together we’re building the company where we all want to work. We listen to each other, celebrate our differences, evolve, collaborate, and make sure the best ideas win. We’re working together on what moves us all forward.


Culture of Caring

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Lam Resesarch Community Engagement

We do important work in and out of the office.

With success comes responsibility. We believe passionately in using our position at the frontlines of innovation to improve the communities where we live and work and leave the world better than we found it.

Tailored to the interests of each Lam Research region, our Employee Gift Match program encourages community involvement and supports the nonprofit organizations our team cares about.

  • $10,000 scholarships are awarded to high school students in California and Oregon
  • Academic partnerships are created with local organizations and local and international universities
  • Volunteering opportunities and resources include helping needy families and children, supporting sustainability efforts, and participating in onsite blood drives
  • Contributions are matched dollar for dollar, and volunteer time is matched at the rate of $10 per hour up to $2,000 per year in some regions
Lam Research Culture Diversity

Committed to inclusion, diversity and you.

We’re better together. Every one of us has unique viewpoints and experiences, which are the key to unlocking new innovations. Diversity promotes creativity, mutual respect, growth—all of which are central to our Core Values. But diversity and inclusion must be continually fostered and nurtured. That’s why we promote it in the STEM pipeline from elementary schools to universities and professional organizations. It’s why we’ve established a former military hiring program to help hire and place veterans. And it’s why we support university sponsorships and professional networking events for our employees.

To us, success means reflecting the communities where we work and the customers we serve. That’s the kind of success we’re constantly striving for.

Lam Research Culture Military Veterans

Veterans, welcome home.

We aggressively hire the men and women who have served our country. It’s the right thing to do from a moral standpoint—and a business one. Former military personnel are some of our best success stories, which is why we help with transitioning, community building, and networking, bringing together veterans of all services to continue the military camaraderie.

If you’ve served, you already have many of the skills we look for: discipline, integrity, work ethic, good judgment, and the ability to think on your feet. And we have the culture you’re looking for: fast-paced, dynamic, values-based, collaborative, and full of opportunity.

It’s a good fit. A fit that results in growth for you, for us, and for the world. Veterans thrive here—and so will your career.


Tomorrow’s success means investing in you today.

Career Development

Whatever your area of expertise, at Lam Research you’ll find opportunity, growth, new experiences, and a buzzing culture of collaboration in our offices around the world. Training, cross-functional projects, position rotations—continuous improvement is one of our Core Values. When you achieve your potential, so do we.

To make sure you start growing from day one, we’ve designed a personalized New Employee Assimilation Program that will connect you to a buddy, resources, and our broader team. You’ll be trained on key topics as well as specifics suited to your role and function.

After you’ve settled in, you’ll continue to find training opportunities to help you develop your career. You can enhance your technical skills with hands-on courses and engineering certification programs or improve your personal skills through Situational Leadership and other professional development courses.

We also invest in our managers with First-Time Manager Training and Manager Bootcamp. Our executives participate in EDGE, a 12-month program that includes a mix of classes, professional coaching, peer learning, and daily practice in targeted development areas. If you seek professional development beyond the scope of our internal programs, we’ll reimburse your education expenses up to a certain amount per year.

Benefits

We expect a lot from our team, so we provide a lot in return. From keeping you healthy to keeping you happy, helping you save money to helping you spend it wisely, our Total Rewards program supports the total you.

Community

At Lam Research, we apply our Core Values to employee engagement inside and outside the company, including with our community. Positively involving our employees and giving back to our communities is central to our culture.

University Programs

Whether you're still in school and are looking for a great internship experience or you've graduated and are looking to take the first step in your career, Lam has unique opportunities that are waiting for you.

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