Brooks Automation Reviews

Updated May 20, 2020

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3.4
59%
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72%
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Brooks Automation President, CEO, and Director Stephen S. Schwartz (no image)
Stephen S. Schwartz
81 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good location, great product, great people(in 12 reviews)

  • "Nice place to work - good people - good product(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Clarity lacking in upper management, trust between departments in deliverable(in 9 reviews)

  • "Senior management currently making commercialization decisions have no clue about selling capital equipment and consumables(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Quality Engineering"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brooks Automation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work-life balance Opportunity for growth Great pay Great senior leadership Great people to work with

    Cons

    Inventory planning Old Reporting systems Production personnel culture

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  2. "Interesting product, relaxed environment, friendly coworkers"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembler in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brooks Automation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Steady work with an interesting product line

    Cons

    Communication between engineers and manufacturing could be better


  3. "It's not terrible"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brooks Automation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay Consistent work hours Ability to transfer to other teams

    Cons

    Upper Management is incredibly slow and does not listen to the pleas of the actual workers. Only cares for the bottom line, and does not actually care about the employees themselves. They require the sales team to hit a certain margin of sales, let's say 10 million in sales, before they will even THINK about giving money to hire additional staff. Nothing is guaranteed, no one in upper management makes promises, most likely because they don't even know.

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  4. "Overall good summer experience"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Chelmsford, MA

    I have been working at Brooks Automation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good overall experience with lots of very helpful and kind co-workers.

    Cons

    Sometimes it was not very clear what was expected I do for a given project.

  5. "OK"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Laboratory Technician in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Brooks Automation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice people and growing company.

    Cons

    Bad management, vacation and benefits.

  6. "Good Exciting Work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Chelmsford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brooks Automation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fast paced novel work. Creating automation systems never done before. Great motivated people.

    Cons

    Periods of heavy work demands, but can be expected when goals are so bold.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "It was very interesting I give them a 4star review"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Q's Protocol Family Ink in Whiteland, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brooks Automation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The scientific wish they was talkin about what was going on that's what made me give it a four-star English review 👍

    Cons

    Not really nothing bad to say about this one 🤞👍

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  8. "Decent"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at Brooks Automation full-time

    Pros

    Overall easy going work environment.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth

  9. "Exciting Growth Plans driven by a Great Leadership Team"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director of Operations in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brooks Automation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I was fortunate enough to participate in the company's Leadership Conference last week, meeting leaders from across all businesses. What a great team we have to drive innovation, creativity and collaboration. I'm excited to be working with such a positive and fun team!

    Cons

    Brooks Automation already has a strong internship program. We can do even more to get the word out about our company and provide even more internship opportunities.

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    Brooks Automation Response

    October 9, 2019Director, TA

    Thank you for the post! We agree! The Leadership Conference was amazing! Lots of innovation and strategy discussions to drive the business forward. Intern\University Programs will be a focus for us in FY2020 so stay tuned!!

  10. Helpful (4)

    "Managment is out of touch"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Current Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brooks Automation full-time

    Pros

    a lot of great people to work with

    Cons

    Management does not listen. They think that employees will just work 50 - 60 hours a week to make sure the promises that they make happen. Directors and above get all of the bonus cash and rewards but the people that actually do the work get nothing but more unrealistic schedules tossed at them.

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