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Bruker Reviews

Updated February 6, 2015
Updated February 6, 2015
46 Reviews
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Bruker Chairman, President, and CEO Frank H. Laukien
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  1.  

    Fast moving projects

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Bruker

    Pros

    There are good advancement opportunities for those willing to be devoted. They add a few extra uncounted holidays between Christmas and New Years.

    Cons

    Management can change target goals suddenly. Be ready to adapt to re-assignments. There is only one Medical PPO plan offered by Blue Shield. Kaiser is not offered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the Medical offerings. Stick to strategic goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    My experience has ranged from excitement and high commitment to despair and disengagement

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bruker full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people who work for Bruker are generally really smart, good people who are highly skilled at their jobs and professional in approach to executing their responsibilities.

    Cons

    The management of the company is interested only in the share price primarily because that is what their bonuses are tied to. Most senior managers do not have any appreciation for the incredible barriers they erect in front of people struggling to get their jobs done in a professional manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the ivory tower of your cushy offices which are far away from where the real value is created for the customers and visit the front line. Understand the whole business rather than just the quarterly financials. No matter what your PhD is in, you are not as smart about the way the business actually works as the people on the front line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    During my internship at Bruker, I learned a ton and got to work on some fascinating, advanced projects.

    Former Intern - Intern in Billerica, MA
    Former Intern - Intern in Billerica, MA

    I worked at Bruker as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The staff were friendly and helpful. I was able to make a real contribution to the company as a very inexperienced intern, because they found a project for me to work on that was both interesting and tractable.

    Cons

    I didn't really have any problems while working at Bruker. Perhaps it would have been nice to experience more aspects of the company rather than just the one project I worked on.

    Recommends
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good potential, No structure, bad management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Bruker full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Steady work while it lasts

    Cons

    Employees are blamed for Managments choices. Constantly closing branches. Hard to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re visit your business model. Work on structure. Allow employees to advance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company in Transformation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Billerica, MA

    I have been working at Bruker full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people. Lot of new people with new ideas
    Great product. Good market positioning.

    Cons

    Spend more on employee
    A mix of 2 different cultures and this is dividing the company
    Overwhelmed with things that should be years ago

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the heavyweight management level and empower the people to do thing. Take smaller and carefully planned steps.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Pros and cons

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Researcher in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Researcher in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Bruker full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to explore ideas, even academic ones; management is supportive and fair

    Cons

    Compensation is just ok, could be more competitive; company culture is different than other places I have been

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay or better incentives (especially for this area) would be more encouraging

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company in transition

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Scientist in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Scientist in Santa Barbara, CA

    I worked at Bruker full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Overmanaged, too many meetings, no ownership of projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more technical staff and downsize the management team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Final Test Technician

    Current Employee - Final Test Technician in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Final Test Technician in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Bruker full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, good work place.

    Cons

    Need more good engineers, and Sales people.

  10.  

    good Equipment poor place to work

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Madison, WI

    I worked at Bruker full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    They make Very good equipment.

    Cons

    poor salary,, poor benefits, not afraid to let go of people of slash benefits whenever hey feel like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember your employees are your greatest asset. poor service=no sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    It is not very pleasant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bruker full-time

    Pros

    Everyone in the company is friendly. The managers give you enough flexibility for working schedule. It is easy for team work.

    Cons

    It is very difficult to negotiate salary. Human resources have tons of excuses. Company locates at expensive sites, though HR will tell you that is a good thing for you. But NO. You will see how terrible your paycheck is when you work there comparing to the expense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise employees' compensation .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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