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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 – 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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    "Brooks Life Science"

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    The Life Science program is going strong. The leadership is eager to keep the momentum going and staff are pleased to see this and achieve results.


    Experienced people seem to move on, they should work harder to retain employees.

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    Keep sharing information with the employees.

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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Brooks Automation.


    I applied online in February for the internship through their online application. I received a call asking to set up a site visit/in person interview around March. I arrived and was greeted by the secretary. I was interviewed by four people, 30 minute blocks each and the interview was more conversational than an actual interview. Very professional and nice people. Good experience. I heard back within 2 weeks of the interview.

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