Axcelis Technologies Reviews

Updated June 18, 2014
Updated June 18, 2014
27 Reviews

3.3
27 Reviews
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Axcelis Technologies Chairman, President, and CEO Mary G. Puma
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  1.  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Axcelis Technologies

    Pros

    Great place to get experience working on the some of the latest capital equipment technology.
    Great working environment every one is friendly and helpful.
    Does it best to keep its people there when busness is slow.

    Cons

    Gets hit hard by the cyclical nature of the Semiconductor industry, when its slow expect to burn vacation time and take a week or too off unpaid.

  2.  

    Average

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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer  in  Beverly, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Beverly, MA

    I worked at Axcelis Technologies as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Challenging work is assigned, great colleagues to work with

    Cons

    CEO is clueless - has a horrible reputation in the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees - they are not minions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It was a very exciting and challenging time for me

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    Former Employee - FSE
    Former Employee - FSE

    I worked at Axcelis Technologies full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The people and managers are very friendly.They are very professional and work very hard to keep customers satisfied.

    Cons

    The working hours can be very long and tiring. and upper Management has no clue to customer wants and does what they want to .This causes loss of market share .

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great exposure

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Manager  in  Beverly, MA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Beverly, MA

    I have been working at Axcelis Technologies as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Really helpful people who form a great team.

    Cons

    There is no prior commitment for job extension.

    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    When is profitability ever going to occur?

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Beverly, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Beverly, MA

    I worked at Axcelis Technologies part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice facility to work in.

    Cons

    No roadmap to making a profit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent job and career.

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer III  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer III in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Axcelis Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Always treated well by management and coworkers- well compensated and excellent benefits. Considering the tough business conditions in the Semiconductor Industry as a whole, I always appreciated how good of a position and company this was to work for.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement, but considering times were tough in the Industry, it's the only "bad" thing to say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not sure I'm in a position to give advice to management considering the tough times in the market. I'm sure Management is doing the best they can, so I will just say I support their decisions, even though I will be laid off within a year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great People - Technology, Rapid Change, and Low Volume - Not always Fun.

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    Current Employee - Middle Manager  in  Beverly, MA
    Current Employee - Middle Manager in Beverly, MA

    I have been working at Axcelis Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great People - Helpful, Caring, Hard Working, Knowledgeable, etc.
    Nice Facilities
    Lots of Tech to learn
    Fast Paced, a little chaotic due to industry roller-coaster and low volume - Almost fun is you like the excitement. Pretty sure all future jobs will be boring!
    Health and Medical are good - but continue to go up and up and up...

    Cons

    Industry Roller-Coaster is rough on employees - Doesn't matter how hard management tries they still hit the employee base. Some recent year policy changes have really hit employees hard.
    Product Decisions have lost market share in recent years.
    Policy Changes continue to erode employee benefits.... just being competitive will catch up with the company eventually.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to do a better job of protecting their greatest asset..... The Employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Started out with great promise, and went continuously downhill from there.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Beverly, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly, MA

    I worked at Axcelis Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good teamwork, good culture, many smart and creative employees mad e Axcelis a great place to work and play.

    Cons

    Not being competitive has lost Axcelis its market share lead and left them as a distant second in their field. This has left a dark clould hanging of employees head.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on one area of implanting technology and leverage your most valuable asset, which is your employees.to find a product that will move the company in the right direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A big rickety old roller coaster of high tech going loose off the tracks

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Beverly, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly, MA

    I have been working at Axcelis Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    High Tech company with lots of smart people, and interesting technology. Large global install base from years past when they were a market leader. Very nice HQ facility to work in, in a desirable geographic area.

    Cons

    Company made poor decisions relative to market 10 yrs ago and lost most of market share. Many layoffs have bred a workplace dominated by a clique-culture of the long-timers protecting their jobs at the expense of new hires trying to integrate.
    Very ineffective at Product management / re-capturing market share
    Company has way too many VPs for its size. Dysfunctional Top management - They seem content to look for a buyout or else ride the business into the ground.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the golden parachute; sell the company, leave or retire...just let some effective people take over and get out of the way before hundreds more people are out of work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Working for Axcelis was very interesting and challenging.

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    Former Employee - Final Test Engineer II  in  Beverly, MA
    Former Employee - Final Test Engineer II in Beverly, MA

    I worked at Axcelis Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Compensation Package, Medical Insurance, Opportunities for overtime, Clean working conditions, Professional leadership, Well maintained facility, Excellent cafeteria, Above average new-hire orientation training program.

    Cons

    Very cold weather. Poorly maintained parking lots. Too much horseplay. Poor communication between staff members and peers working on the same project on different shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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