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MKS Instruments President and CEO Gerald G. Colella
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    Pros

    Challenging work. Engineering solutions for the ozone generator industry. Branching out into diverse fields. Education benefits are great and time off is generous.

    Cons

    Unhelpful management who don't know what they were doing. Had subordinates do their work for them while they "oversaw" the department's. Focus on metrics, not content led to bad decisions being made.

    Advice to Management

    Learn your job. Stop grooming yourself for promotion and get some real work done. Listen to your colleagues and subordinates- especially when they know more about the product line than you do.


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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at MKS Instruments.

    Interview

    Phone screen then onsite interview. Onsite interview was with a couple of people, one person at a time. Be prepared to talk about school projects and things on your resume. Tell me when you had to deal with an unplanned event at work and how did you go about it. Have any questions for us?

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Website www.mksinst.com
Headquarters Andover, MA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1961
Type Company - Public (MKSI)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Advanced Energy, HIC, INFICON

In case it's not clear from the name, MKS Instruments makes instruments. In particular, it makes systems that analyze and control gases during semiconductor manufacturing and other industrial processes. Top customers include chip equipment heavyweights Applied Materials, Lam Research, Novellus Systems, and Tokyo Electron; other customers include makers of eyeglasses, fiber-optic cables, flat-panel displays, lasers, pharmaceuticals, and solar panels. The company grew through a series of strategic acquisitions, including Applied Science and Technology (ASTeX; reactive ... More

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