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Brooks Automation Overview

Chelmsford, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (BRKS)
Industrial Manufacturing
$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 Life Science Systems is expanding our US Sales team - please see our Careers Page for a listing of all of our opportunities for Sales Professionals!

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    Brooks provides automation, vacuum, and instrumentation solutions for semiconductor manufacturing, life sciences, and other industries.


    Brooks Life Science Systems Announces Expansion of Sample Bioprocessing Laboratory Services at its Indianapolis Biorepository

    Chelmsford, Mass. - Brooks Life Science Systems announced today the expansion of its sample preparation and bioprocessing laboratory services at its BioStorage® Technologies center of excellence biorepository in Indianapolis.

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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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    "Refreshing work culture"

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    After having worked exclusively for Fortune 100 companies in my career, Brooks' culture is a breath of fresh air. At least on the Semiconductor side--we have clarity of purpose, a GM who is fanatically customer-centric, and relatively few levels for decision-making (travel approvals, hiring, capital expenditures, etc.). The company is very close to its customers which is also forcing us to continually get better on product quality and not accept mediocrity.

    Very accommodating on time off and occasional flexible work arrangements, and great PPO health plan.


    Still weak on process in a number of areas. Also, employees seldom step up and take the lead without being pushed by a manager. Well-connected to direct customers but less so with end users.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management is setting a clear direction, but at the next level down, we are still getting bogged down with too many projects which is hurting our ability to execute. The next level down is reluctant to say no and/or focus on the clear areas where Brooks can add value, choosing instead to take on a lot of stuff hoping some of it will strike gold.

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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Brooks Automation.


    I was interviewed by three software engineers. There was questions about resume and a couple of technical questions. I was shown around the building and in the labs after the interview.

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