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Bruker Reviews

Updated August 28, 2017
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Bruker Chairman, President, and CEO Frank H. Laukien
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Pros
  • well-established still growing company, great people to work with, good pay (in 8 reviews)

  • High tech environment, people from all over the world (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management authority is located in Karlsruhe Germany for Bruker AXS; Corporate Management is located in Billerica MA (in 7 reviews)

  • The available position structure/tier doesn't provide enough room for career advancement (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Application Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bruker full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People are wonderful and the products are world class.

    Cons

    All the engineering work is done in Germany.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Bruker AXS Madison Wisconsin"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Coordinator in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Compliance Coordinator in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bruker full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Comparable salary & compensation programs with other Scientific Instrument Companies in the Madison marker

    Cons

    Upper management authority is located in Karlsruhe Germany for Bruker AXS; Corporate Management is located in Billerica MA. Management is not in touch with local operations.

    Advice to Management

    Bring operational management authority back to Madison

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Look elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bruker full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beyond having a job there aren't many pros to working for this company. There are other analytical instrument manufacturers to try and work for.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no room for career advancement. Communication between managers and headquarters in Germany is awful. We continue to look like we have no idea what we are doing in the market. Don't expect for your opinion to matter to anyone unless you have a PhD in chemistry.


  4. Helpful (10)

    "Frustrating, non-rewarding place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bruker full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Technology is world-class, compensation is average to above average

    Cons

    Management and leadership tiers filled with low-quality performers, there only to support upper mgmt views versus adding real value. Contrary or new opinions not valued at Bruker. Company milking technology developments from 5+ years ago as most new ventures and acquisitions (except for Hysitron) have been money losing failures. Company culture values short term profits more than employees. Not a company for career development. Questionable ethics are the norm.

    Advice to Management

    Shake things up, starting at the top. The mediocre performance the company has been experiencing is not due to the employees failing to do the work, but from the leadership and direction of upper management and sycophant mid-management


  5. "awesome experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    well-established still growing company, great people to work with, good pay

    Cons

    Sometimes needed to work long hours


  6. "Bruker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bruker full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Decent 401k
    Freedom (depending on position)

    Cons

    Management confusing/not aligned
    HR very slow

    Advice to Management

    Better alignment


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Bruker Daltonics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bruker full-time

    Pros

    The technology is very interesting and the employees are very personable.

    Cons

    There appears to be a misalignment between management in the US versus management in Germany

    Advice to Management

    Be more consistent and communicative in your policies

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Bruker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bruker full-time

    Pros

    MALDI Biotyper is a great product

    Cons

    Poor management and service for customers

    Advice to Management

    Make pay similar to others in the industry.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Software Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Well defined common procedures like travel, salary payment, layoff, HR etc.

    Cons

    Department was filled by vertically socialized managers.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to employee sometimes.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not well managed"

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

    I worked at Bruker full-time

    Pros

    Wide variety of equipment to work with.

    Cons

    Not well managed, focus on sales support


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