MKS Instruments Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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MKS Instruments President, CEO, and Director Leo Berlinghieri
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  1. WAY Too Much of an "Old Boy's Club"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate/Quality Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Associate/Quality Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at MKS Instruments full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It helped my and my Dearly BeLoved and Offspring to pay the bills for Near 1.5 Years (a ways back)

    Cons

    Are you "Old School", with the company for many-many years?!?! In like flint, you are! Are you a young female, un-attached? The old bachelor in the group will stoop over backwards to give you tech help! Are you MALE and needing some tech help, God(s) forbid?!?!? That old bachelor geezer is going to make God-awful FUN of you, to the boss, no less! "What does it take, around here, to get some willing TECH help, ya wanna say? A sex change operation?" Do NOT say that, I implore of you! Just go and look for a better job, that's the best... Been there, done that... Successfully, THANKS, Heavens Above...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rein in the "Old Boy's Club". Strive for a better office-politics environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    >15 years experience - company has consistantly went down hill for the employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Eng Tech in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Eng Tech in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at MKS Instruments full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay for the job performed. Benefits are comparable to most companies in the area/field. Work versus life schedule is good.

    Cons

    Does - DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE EMPLOYEE - cant emphasis this enough. Cheap, inablility to create and maintain the simpleest of processes, year after year. MKS idea of a "Bonus" is a ice cream cup. ( actual a true statement ) Employee moral is VERY VERY low and most are dissatisfied by the top reaping gains year after year and not recognizing the individuals. Everyday is a complaint fest. Consistant shut downs (no pay), example last shut down company gave a bonus of three vacation days and in the same email gave a shut down of 5 bussiness days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management - Overall they just don't understand the employee. All for profit, all corporate. do not expect to be rewarded for consistant excellence.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    It's all about the stock price.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at MKS Instruments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good products 401k health plan

    Cons

    Pay, shut downs, no new products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in tools to improve the customer experience

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MKS Instruments

    Pros

    Company in general is alright. Group leaders are fairly decent. No time clocks, employees keep
    their own time, then verified by supervisor.

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    Cons

    Group leaders that I had ,did not have any knowledge of machinery that I had to operate. Company hires non experience people to do a skilled trade, without any knowledge of math,blueprint reading. Also not understanding the English language or speaking it. finally not having any knowledge of any measuring instruments that is required to perform the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your management needs to look at the people you have that have group leader positions. You will find many of them are not qualified to do what is required. Hire people that are qualified to do skill work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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