MKS Instruments Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Principal Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Well organized, thorough processes, good benefits

    Cons

    Has usual big company knocks. Lots of policies and meetings. Hours not flexible.


  2. Principal Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Methuen, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Methuen, MA

    Pros

    Develop cutting edge devices for the semiconductor industry Great HR

    Cons

    Senior management politics Middle management retention


  3. Good Place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MKS Instruments full-time

    Pros

    Challenging environment where individual contributors really can make a difference. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Limited personal growth/development opportunities in many areas.

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunities for employee development, growth and advancement.


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  5. It was good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Andover, MA
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Not too much pressure, very good company and very good friendly staff, I love holidays there it worth working there, lots of overtime sometimes

    Cons

    The break time could have been longer, need more young people there,too many old people


  6. Great people, good assignments

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    Former Intern - Engineer Intern
    Former Intern - Engineer Intern
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MKS Instruments as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was an intern, so I can only describe so much. I worked in one of their smaller branches, but the team was great. As far as work-life balance goes, it seems a lot of times, the employees got out at a reasonable time, but a handful felt pressed to stay much longer than they really would have liked. It seems they are not super strict about time-off, and the company makes pretty decent strides at maintaining a good value system and employee care.

    Cons

    Not too much, since I really enjoyed working here. It was probably the smaller office, but they were pretty stingy about basic office and technological equipment. It also seems they are pretty understaffed and fairly overworked because of lack of proper materials at times.

    Advice to Management

    Do not know too much about it because they seem to stay pretty distant from the people they manage. Though it seems the people in upper management are very good at their job and exemplify management to the truest extent of the word.


  7. Assembler 3

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A good company to work for.

    Cons

    Have noting bad to say about MKS.


  8. Great Technology company, questionable sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Top tier in technology development and manufacturing

    Cons

    Global sales could not sell sophisticated products

    Advice to Management

    Travel and see your global operations monthly not bi-yearly


  9. Solid Company but Risk Averse

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at MKS Instruments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent technology, strong market position, solid people, good work environment, company certainly matured in the 10+ years I was there

    Cons

    Growth strategy particularly beyond semiconductor vague and not well understood by employees; though company has some very strong, loyal employees, employees lack empowerment

    Advice to Management

    Develop a more concise, cohesive strategy then deploy it down into the organization and once deployed, give people the tools and increased degrees of freedom but at same time, hold them accountable


  10. Administration,

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    Former Employee - Administration in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Administration in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at MKS Instruments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have experience administration with MKS over 3 years.

    Cons

    Work with MKS beside the administration I have learn and got a lot of experience by my supervisor have teach me.

    Advice to Management

    Yes I would like to advice to management.


  11. It was a good place to work overall

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    Former Intern - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MKS Instruments as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and open to questions

    Cons

    Team seem to have intra-company conflicts with its branches on different cities. Lots of blame game. Not a very challenging job

    Advice to Management

    Y'all doing a great job



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