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Great company, but...

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Former Employee - Assembler in Andover, MA
Former Employee - Assembler in Andover, MA

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

They higher great people and are easy to work for not a lot of stress in manufacturing.

Cons

The pay is horrible for this day and age, also they send our jobs other countries, thus why I am laid off.

Advice to Management

Keep our jobs here!!!!

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  1. Solid company but slow to move

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Methuen, MA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Methuen, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very solid technologies
    Strong engineering teams
    Strong community
    Excellent customer relationships

    Cons

    Some stovepipes are very evident
    Very little communication outside of one's own division
    Inter-department sabotage was not unknown
    A distinctive bias toward education over achievement when looking to promote internally.

    Advice to Management

    Promote cross communication between your engineering teams. This could surely create products that will add more value than the sum of its parts.
    Understand that promotions should be based on merit, not just education.

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    Good opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY

    I worked at MKS Instruments

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy working environment and good colleague relationship

    Cons

    Slow pace and length product development time

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