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Brooks Automation Overview
Chelmsford, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (BRKS)
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Brooks Automation supplies a steady stream of production tools and factory automation products for the semiconductor industry. It makes tool automation products, such as vacuum robots and cluster assemblies used by semiconductor manufacturers. Brooks' wafer ... Read more

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  • Brooks Automation is currently looking for Engineers to join our Robotics Engineering team in Chelmsford, MA. We are recruiting for Mechanical, Electrical, Controls and Software Engineers. Please visit our Careers Page for all the details.

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Brooks Automation – Why Work For Us?

Brooks is a leading worldwide provider of automation and cryogenic solutions for multiple markets including semiconductor manufacturing and life sciences. Brooks’ technologies, engineering competencies and global service capabilities provide customers speed to market and ensure high uptime and rapid response, which equate to superior value in their mission-critical controlled environments. 

Since 1978, Brooks has been a leading partner to the global semiconductor manufacturing market and, through product development initiatives and strategic business acquisitions, has expanded offerings to meet the needs of customers in the life sciences industry, analytical & research markets and clean energy solutions. Brooks is headquartered in Chelmsford, MA, with direct operations in North America, Europe and Asia. 

Brooks is a public company listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol BRKS.

Thanks to our dedicated people, world class products and services and our focus on creating value for our customers, Brooks enjoys a leadership position as a provider of automation, controlled environments and instrumentation solutions to the global semiconductor, life science and related markets. Through recent product initiatives and strategic business acquisitions, we are successfully expanding our reach to meet the needs of our global customers who value partnering with us to create highly valued technology solutions.Because we serve markets where equipment productivity and availability are critical factors for success, we’ve built a team of talented people committed to consistently exceeding customer expectations while serving as trusted and responsive partners.

For a company of our size and sophistication, Brooks offers a refreshingly casual and dynamic work environment that inspires employees to achieve their personal best. We recognize individual ideas and initiative, encourage creativity and collaboration, and reward employees with competitive compensation and benefits as well as tremendous growth opportunities. We seek to create a diverse workplace where our employees’ range of experiences and perspectives contributes to new levels of innovation.

See yourself at Brooks! Help drive the direction of manufacturing efficiency across groundbreaking industries by checking out our current job openings.

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    I have been working at Brooks Automation full-time


    There is an appreciation for varying personal schedules. My manager allows me to work from home when I need to and provides me flexibility to manage my time off.


    There are some managers who don't understand the value of providing flexibility and don't make the effort to handle each individual situation.

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    Encourage managers to consider options for flexibility, but don't sacrifice accountability for high levels of performance.

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    Technical Rotation Program Interview

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    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Brooks Automation (Chelmsford, MA) in March 2016.


    I was interviewed by the HR Manager and four other Engineers/Engineering Managers. Everyone was very nice and easy to talk to. The interview style varied between interviewers from trying to solve a technical problem to answering creative thinking questions. Each interview block lasted half an hour, which was not long enough for some interviewers and too long for others. Overall it was a good experience.

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    • I was asked very often which department I would most be interested in working in (electrical, software, hardware, etc).   Answer Question
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