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Brooks Instrument Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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  1. "Feedback"

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Hatfield, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Hatfield, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brooks Instrument (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful company to Learn & Earn

    Cons

    Limited Product range for Industrial Segment

    Advice to Management

    Expand a Product range


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A Failure of Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brooks Instrument full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some good engineering and technical personnel.
    Also, there are some good sales, support, marketing and product management personnel.

    Cons

    There have been several ownership changes in last 15-20 years, and many mid- and senior-level management changes over the last 5-10 years.
    Executive management is mostly administrators that provide little real leadership. They tend to be secretive, non-transparent and non-communicative.
    The newly appointed CEO\COO is a bean-counter with no technical or industry experience.
    Likewise, an executive-level engineering position was recently filled by someone with no relevant technical experience or expertise, no industry experience with customers, and no experience with competitors or competitive products. This executive has become no more than a project supervisor.
    Executive management has promoted a number of inexperienced and unqualified personnel to management positions.
    In my time there were numerous smart, experienced, productive professionals that walked out the door because they simply could not tolerate the management.
    Their IT tools and processes are disparate and archaic, and IT management is underwhelming.
    Also, the company is located in an undesirable/unattractive region.

    Advice to Management

    For parent-company ITW: Sell this business to some entity that will know how to manage it.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "sketchy future without new products"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brooks Instrument full-time

    Pros

    Parent company, ITW, extremely well run

    Cons

    Poor product pipeline for future growth

    Advice to Management

    Develop new, competitive products or buy them. Brooks no longer seen as the leader in flow.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Nepatism runs rampant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hatfield, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hatfield, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Brooks Instrument full-time

    Pros

    The company does have some interesting things to work on. The retirement plan is very good.

    Cons

    Management shows favoritism to brown-nosing individuals. Contributions and experience are not rewarded. Merit increases are much lower than the industry standard. There are a lot of unmotivated and low performing individuals that are not held accountable. Morale is low.

    Advice to Management

    It is clear that young inexperienced managers are brought in to lower labor costs and it does not sit well with the staff. Recently there was restructuring in engineering where several long time employees and senior level engineers were let go. Young managers who like to brown-nose the VP were hand picked into management positions instead of more qualified and deserving individuals. This tells everyone that your contributions or experience do not matter and that you will be discarded like a piece of trash somebody that can do your job at a lower salary.


  5. "Great company great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brooks Instrument full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Great products with long standing brand position in the market.
    At the time the company was in transition and was being sold.

    Cons

    Good company. better than most.


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    "Previous Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hatfield, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hatfield, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Brooks Instrument (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is owned by ITW which offers great employee benefits.

    Cons

    High level management is extremely detached. Managers of several groups within the company don't have sufficient acumen to tackle important problems arising , and are at many times very disoriented. The engineering side is understaffed for the rate of product development expected from higher management.
    Overall Brooks might be stable because of old legacy products. But new product development is struggling with no results guaranteed for on-time product delivery. End result is customers are constantly frustrated.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Strategic Sourcing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brooks Instrument full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities to move around within the company and pick up new experiences. Strong emphasis on process improvement.

    Cons

    The operation is very lean. As with many contemporary companies, you will be assigned more responsibilities than can practically be accomplished.

  8. "Ok Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hatfield, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hatfield, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They are trying to develop new talent, which is good for future managers. Go there to get initial industry experience.

    Cons

    It is a very small company in a small town, so the location is not the best possible. It is also a bit dreary in the office

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in the future and hiring young people out of school recently with new ideas. This will bring the company back to life.


  9. "Good Career Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The position gives you a good variety of responsibilities and includes everyone in the business and supply chain process.

    Cons

    Limited training, and increased responsibility with limited pay.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Really liked to put the show on put were completely lost for implementation."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hatfield, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hatfield, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brooks Instrument full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The physical plant was well maintained. Had a very diverse make-up of production employees. Felt somewhat safe working the night shift.

    Cons

    The upper management always seemed to be pulling at straws when it came to getting efficient production systems in place. It was always a guessing game when it came to getting the product out the door.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time actually listening to the employees who are producing the product rather the "yes" men who are just covering their tails.


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