GSI Group Reviews

Updated July 16, 2014
Updated July 16, 2014
16 Reviews
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16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Intense, fast-paced and productive environment with supportive, open and helpful teams.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GSI Group

    Pros

    The people. Clean, open, spacious, modern and well-lit environment. Food on the premises for those who do not have time to go out.

    Cons

    It's a pro and a con. While it's great to be constantly busy, some people take on too much or too much is thrust upon them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great company, skilled management and emerging culture.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA

    I worked at GSI Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The management team gives great direction and really is pro-employee.

    Cons

    Not really too many cons at all. This is a great company that is on the rise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    former employee

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    Former Employee - Engineering  in  Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Engineering in Bedford, MA

    I worked at GSI Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It is OK job with a reasonable benefits, many good employees

    Cons

    It is a pay check, not much more. No growth opportunity, stagnant outdated technologies without uptick potential, lots of politics, management has neither clear vision nor appreciation of engineering excellence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company needs new technologies/products to survive. 30 years old technology will not keep it afloat forever. Do something about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Beware

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA

    I worked at GSI Group full-time

    Pros

    Seems great at first, but then you find that many people are just phony.

    Cons

    Ridiculous hierarchy, Zero work-life balance, "boys club" atmosphere, general fear or upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are afraid of upper management. This is not an effective way to run a company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    At the best its a job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA

    I have been working at GSI Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employees are great and hard working, work-life balance, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Management doesn't know what they are doing and cannot unify the group; lack of communication, vision and strategy. severely mismanaged

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get act together or leave. you are ruining an otherwise good technology company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Very good employer

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    Former Employee - MFG Manager  in  Mukilteo, WA
    Former Employee - MFG Manager in Mukilteo, WA

    I worked at GSI Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    lots of individual authority - get to wear many hats

    Cons

    salary administration is a 2 out of 5

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure that employees are recognized and rewarded

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Marketing communications

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive  in  Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Bedford, MA

    I have been working at GSI Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits and employee support

    Cons

    continual changes at the upper level positions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    good

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Bedford, MA

    I worked at GSI Group

    Pros

    very good work-life balance;
    good technology

    Cons

    not stable in the past few years

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at GSI Group

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA

    I worked at GSI Group

    Pros

    Great people, incredibly complex technology, lot of opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Terrible management, terrible CEO, lack of communication between management and employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to care about the employees

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Shareholder/Past Employee Opinion

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at GSI Group

    Pros

    Technology, Array of potential applications and products.

    Cons

    Debt and lack of clearly defined vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversify from semiconductors. Clear understandable vision and strategy for recent acquisition.

    No opinion of CEO

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