MKS

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MKS Reviews

8 Reviews
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  1.  

    I have a good experience working at MKS,because of learning new others jobs

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    Former Employee - Test Technician in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Test Technician in Nashua, NH

    I worked at MKS full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    MKS is a nice place to work,have good employes

    Cons

    there is nothing wrong at MKS

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management,good and time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very poor management. No direction. Unfocused leadership.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MKS

    Pros

    MKS had a fantastic solution and great technical people

    Cons

    There was absolutely no guidance from leadership in terms of direction of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Complete joke of an organization... top to bottom...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MKS

    Pros

    None that I can think of, other than perhaps the benefits package, but it was no better than anywhere else.

    Cons

    Too many to speak of. Incompetent management. Lack of clear leadership. Extreme office politics and favouritism show by management to certain employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean out middle managers and replace with more competent people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Comfortable place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Nice culture that allows you to present your ideas and design that you need to defend. Excellent work like balance since they have realistic expectations and accept developer estimates.

    Cons

    Limited career advancement to a small group of trusted individuals. Company seems to be shrinking in size of late.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Coworkers always competing

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    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Relaxed, developer friendly environment

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    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
  9.  

    Good company overall

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Vice President in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at MKS

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial spirit and lots of freedom to do what is right. Management is eager to listen to staff for new ideas and keep staff informed about new developments.

    Cons

    Small company, little market awareness

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course, the message and product is right on track

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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