- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at MKS full-time (more than an year)Pros
MKS is a nice place to work,have good employesCons
there is nothing wrong at MKSAdvice to ManagementAdvice
management,good and timeRecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at MKS in January 2010.Interview Details
I went through an initial gauntlet of four interviews, each one hour via phone, including a technical screen that included a Webex session. I was being evaluated for my understanding of software life cycle tools and general ability to function as a customer-facing technical resource, where the customer is working in a software development organization.
In my initial conversations I was led to believe that if I aced these interviews, I'd be flown in for a face-to-face. What happened instead is that I was set up for a call with the VP of Sales, which was then canceled. Note that the process started at the beginning of December, and we are now in the middle of January.
Eventually I was set up with another phone screen with a Director reporting into the Sales VP, this conversation went "OK" but I got the impression I had failed to "wow" the guy. I then waited almost two weeks and heard no feedback. I emailed the hiring manager with whom I'd initially spoken, and he responded as though he had heard nothing on his end. A few days later I got a boilerplate rejection letter from HR.
Overall I was impressed by every individual person at MKS, but if the way the hiring process is handled is any reflection on a company, my feedback is that no one took responsibility or accountability for how the process was managed. My gut feeling is that they changed their minds in the middle of the process about how to set the bar for this position.
The good news is that I landed a job at a company that makes extensive use of MKS tools, and the fact that I was in the MKS interview pipeline was a key selling point. :)No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
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MKS helps businesses build and manage their software systems. The company provides application lifecycle management (ALM) software which helps corporate IT departments coordinate with software developers to define, implement, manage, program, and test new products. It also offers interoperability tools for migrating software from one operating system to another, as well as consulting and training services. MKS serves such industries as financial services, life sciences, aerospace, and telecom. Customers have included Canon Software, NCR, and Verizon Wireless. The company...