MKS Instruments

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MKS Instruments Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
28 Reviews
3.2
28 Reviews
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MKS Instruments President, CEO, and Director Leo Berlinghieri
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  1.  

    Outstanding company and colleges.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MKS Instruments

    Pros

    Great company, colleagues and benefits.

    Cons

    None that I can think of today.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont change a thing.

  2.  

    Awesome company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at MKS Instruments full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to work like a family

    Cons

    Manager and Upper Management need to share more info from the top and explain why they are restructuring the company. Also explain the benefits for changes and goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep sharing info with employees and keep them well informed about the structure of the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Assembler 3

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MKS Instruments

    Pros

    A good company to work for.

    Cons

    Have noting bad to say about MKS.

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  5.  

    Great Technology company, questionable sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MKS Instruments

    Pros

    Top tier in technology development and manufacturing

    Cons

    Global sales could not sell sophisticated products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Travel and see your global operations monthly not bi-yearly

  6.  

    Solid Company but Risk Averse

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

    I worked at MKS Instruments full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent technology, strong market position, solid people, good work environment, company certainly matured in the 10+ years I was there

    Cons

    Growth strategy particularly beyond semiconductor vague and not well understood by employees; though company has some very strong, loyal employees, employees lack empowerment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a more concise, cohesive strategy then deploy it down into the organization and once deployed, give people the tools and increased degrees of freedom but at same time, hold them accountable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Administration,

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

    I worked at MKS Instruments full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I have experience administration with MKS over 3 years.

    Cons

    Work with MKS beside the administration I have learn and got a lot of experience by my supervisor have teach me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yes I would like to advice to management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    It was a good place to work overall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at MKS Instruments as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and open to questions

    Cons

    Team seem to have intra-company conflicts with its branches on different cities. Lots of blame game.
    Not a very challenging job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Y'all doing a great job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Watch me grow!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Customer Service in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at MKS Instruments full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Face paced environment that make a day just fly on by.

    Cons

    Top heavy with all sorts of managers that like to spend the day in meetings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Stable technology company with no debt and educated, mostly high achieving staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at MKS Instruments full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    MKS sells mostly to the semiconductor manufacturing equipment segment, so they are heavily involved in technology. However, very little of it is software-based; most of it (today) is hardware. Workforce is highly educated, mostly honest and high achievement pros, and management has done a good job in minimizing layoffs when the industry nosedives. Excellent salaries and benefits.

    Cons

    Infrastructure in facilities and IT is way behind the market leaders, and training for anything doesn't exist (and is never approved in budgets). Company is also very centrally managed - VPs have to approve every expense over $10K, and there are a lot of those in a $1B company. Very little socializing between employees, so if you expect lots of after-work social events, this isn't a company where you would want to work. Last, promotions don't exist until you have been with the company a minimum of 10 years - very few opportunities for career development in any department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use some of your cash hoard to upgrade buildings and the IT infrastructure, and then train all employees on using it properly. You might be surprised at how much your employees' productivity improves when they have software and hardware that is efficient and up to date.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company, but...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembler  in  Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Assembler in Andover, MA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep our jobs here!!!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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