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Brooks Automation Benefits

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Employer Summary

At Brooks, we value the health, security, and quality of life of our employees and their families.  That’s why we promote a healthy, secure and balanced lifestyle and offer comprehensive benefits packages aimed at supporting well-being and delivering peace of mind.

Taking care of your health ‒ We take the worry out of personal and family healthcare coverage.  Brooks offers a variety of group medical and dental plans, employee counseling services, and short- and long-term disability coverage to provide security for the unexpected events in life – at a cost you can afford.

Balancing work and family  ‒ We understand how difficult it can be to balance your work and family life. To help meet the demands of today’s hectic schedules, Brooks offers flexible work hours, holidays, parenting leave after initial birth or adoption, and child care referral services.

Planning for your future ‒ Brooks retirement savings, employee stock purchase plans, sickness and disability plans, long-term care and life insurance can provide security and peace of mind for both you and your family.

Growing personally and professionally  ‒  Brooks challenges our employees to challenge themselves. We prefer to promote from within and encourage employees to develop new skills and take on new positions.  To further their education and skill development, employees can attend in-house or external industry training courses, or take advantage of our tuition assistance program to further their careers.

Enjoying quality of life ‒ At Brooks, we want our employees to enjoy working for our company.  That’s why we’ve arranged for those little extras to make your time at our company pleasurable.  These “perks” include on-site subsidized cafeterias, corporate rate discounts on travel, fitness facilities and insurance, company social events, and participation in local fundraising fitness events.  We sponsor an annual college scholarship competition that provides $5,000 scholarships to children of our employees.


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  • Mar 20, 2019
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Analyst in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

    Choice of Roth 401k or traditional with a match of 4.5% in which half vests after 1 year of employment and is completely vested after 2 years of employment. Brooks has a very popular ESPP program allowing employees to purchase shares at a discounted rate through payroll deductions. Also, for salaried individuals you have unlimited time off and for hourly employees you have PTO which you accrue and can receive a payout of PTO days that were not used.

  • Dec 29, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

    Benefits are great. Time off, 401(k), ESPP are all good. The benefits package is better than previous places I have worked.

  • Dec 03, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

    Brooks has surprisingly good benefits for the industry. They have a great ESPP program that many people have been very happy with, a student loan assistance program where Brooks contributes to student loans, tuition assistance to help fund furthering education, solid 401k average match of 4.5%. Also in Chelmsford theres a subsidized cafeteria, albeit the food isnt great but its still an option. also there is a nice profit sharing program to achieve a certain amount of days pay that is paid 2 times per year.

  • Sep 28, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

    Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Assistance program is great! Brooks contributes $300 per quarter (after 6 months service) towards eligible loans. Also their 401k match is pretty solid (100% of the first 3% you contribute, and 50% of the next 3% you contribute). Some work from home arrangements are available. Stock purchase plan is great!

  • Aug 07, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Indianapolis, Indiana

    Excellent health benefits, flexible vacation/ time off policy, allow you to work from home as needed.

  • Feb 08, 2018
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Project Manager in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

    Excellent benefits in a toxic environment.

  • Dec 26, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

    Flexible leave--no set amount of days, guideline of 15-20 days, regardless of years of service. In general, it is not abused, and is designed to encourage folks to use their vacation!

  • Jul 18, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Current Employee in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

    Flexible leave and Flexible hours really help manage the work/life balance. The week off between Christmas and New Years is also a huge bonus as well as the two days off for thanksgiving.

  • May 26, 2017
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Equipment Engineer in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

    The heath benefit package is one of the best in the industry!

  • Nov 15, 2016
    StarStarStarStarStar Former Employee in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

    Ten paid holidays including a week between Christmas and New Years. Vacation and sick time is clumped together. Most managers are flexible with time off for salaried employees while some are not.

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