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Management is clueless, their decisions about employees mind-boggling bad

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I worked at MKS

Pros

Good work-life balance, decent pay

Cons

The bigger a*s/more difficult/useless you are, the more likely you are to get promoted/remain
So many "lifers" doing nothing and no one notices
Seniority, not ability and tenacity secure your position
Management bases ideas about people on conjecture and assumption
Great, innovative people let go constantly
Negative energy, poor morale
Change the org chart as often as they change underwear
If you aren't in a certain clique you don't have a hope in hell

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take the time to find out what is really going on in your departments.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Coworkers always competing

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I worked at MKS

    Pros

    New equipment, travel, expenses etc are all top notch

    Cons

    coworkers compete against you
    gossip and talking behind your back
    bad mouthing others
    smile to your face, talk badly behind your back
    HR is a joke

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop the unofficial reviews of employees based on other employees comments

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Relaxed, developer friendly environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Administrator  in  Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - IT Administrator in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at MKS

    Pros

    MKS has a really friendly environment for developers and has a laid back feel to it. They are very pro family and will offer flexible hours and will try to accommodate work to events in your life if necessary.
    There is a very pro techie feeling here that is not found in non software companies.
    Good environment for people just coming out of Comp Sci.

    Cons

    The product we produce is so limited in usability that its difficult to discover what it can actually do.
    Marketing is very poor.
    Management decisions can border on bizarre if not simply unjust.
    While management are very personable, it can be difficult to understand their rational.
    Tendency to fire employees without warning.
    Depending what department you are in, career development can be limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think there needs to be more focus on building a product that people will want to use to the level where they actually recommend it to other people.

    Approves of CEO
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