Axcelis Technologies Reviews

Updated April 2, 2015
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Axcelis Technologies Chairman, President, and CEO Mary G. Puma
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great company but lacking direction.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst III in Beverly, MA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst III in Beverly, MA

    I worked at Axcelis Technologies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Low stress and good people.

    Cons

    Little growth and dated technology.

    Advice to Management

    Need to get everyone on same page.


  2. Great place

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electronics Assembly in Beverly, MA
    Former Employee - Electronics Assembly in Beverly, MA

    I worked at Axcelis Technologies

    Pros

    Great place .flexible hours, unlimited ot.

    Cons

    Need more trainers to train new employees

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  3. Good people

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Axcelis Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of talented people there to work with. Interesting technology. Has made a large investment to revamp its product offerings.

    Cons

    Has been in cost cutting mode for a couple of years. Semiconductor industry subject to big swings up and down. Axcelis fell behind in its product technology and is trying to get its newest offerings accepted by the market place. The jury is still out.

    Advice to Management

    Current president has been in place for a number of years and the company is still struggling. BOD has to decide if it is time to make a change.


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  5. it' a great work environment!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Designer in Beverly, MA
    Current Employee - Designer in Beverly, MA

    I have been working at Axcelis Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have intelligent yet humble engineers & scientists

    Cons

    industry is cyclical so affects staffing

    Advice to Management

    disappointed in hiring too many sr vp level yet let go of staff during downturn


  6. Great company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. It was a very exciting and challenging time for me

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - FSE
    Former Employee - FSE

    I worked at Axcelis Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 .


  8. 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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice facility to work in.

    Cons

    No roadmap to making a profit.


  9. Excellent job and career.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle Manager in Beverly, MA
    Current Employee - Middle Manager in Beverly, MA

    I have been working at Axcelis Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly, MA

    I worked at Axcelis Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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