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Bruker Reviews

Updated April 2, 2017
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Bruker Chairman, President, and CEO Frank H. Laukien
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Pros
  • Great people some interesting projects (in 6 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Company is very top heavy in the upper management tier, VP of this, VP of that (in 5 reviews)

  • Terrible, top-level, corporate management making bad decisions (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Room to Grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Lead in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Production Lead in Billerica, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Good pay - salary is at least 2.5% higher than average
    Good product

    Cons

    The available position structure/tier doesn't provide enough room for career advancement.
    No employee incentive benefits

    Advice to Management

    Provide comprehensive incentive benefits
    Expand position structure to allow growth for deserving employees.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bruker full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High tech environment, people from all over the world.

    Cons

    The bigger they have gotten, the more impersonal they've gotten. Untrained people in managerial positions. No job security

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees


  3. Helpful (9)

    "Former Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bruker full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has an impressive portfolio of high tech gizmos. I worked there in an engineering job and have no clear idea what specifically they were making. I saw plenty of different machines but I have no idea the entire portfolio.

    Cons

    Bruker is probably the worst company I've ever worked for. It was hiring new employees in while senior management was planning to outsource the division. 60 people were laid off some had only worked there for a few weeks/months and left reliable jobs. They guard information like the Stasi. There is no communication between departments/divisions to prevent horrible morale from spreading like a disease.

    Advice to Management

    The German side of the company is like a country club while the America side of the company is like a work camp. They buy innovative companies, usually American, and try to engineer ruthless German efficiency into them. The results are often impressive. The sales usually aren't. The mothership is in Germany. There are physicists in a number of senior management positions that do not understand how a large manufacturing operation should run. Because this mess of an organization is unsustainable.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Bruker is Joke"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Billerica, MA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bruker full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    None there are no pros the management and everyone in charged are a bunch of fake to talent individuas

    Cons

    For the past 3 years everyone in the supply chain was lied to.people were promised false dreams higher management lied, Hr lied everyone who was in management were all part of it .

    Advice to Management

    No advice because there is no one left but if any one that is left and is reading this get out as fast as you can because if not ýou will be next do not trust any one there......HR is a JOKE.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Technical Architect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA

    I worked at Bruker (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment to work and nice office

    Cons

    not technical client to discuss lots of technical details


  7. "Enjoys my job"

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment.
    Great team and relationship.
    Love the mass spectrometry industry
    Enjoy the day to day jobs as a sales professional in high tech chemical measurement and instrumentation.
    Enjoys customer interaction

    Cons

    N/A no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Leave Bruker to see e world"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent company for starters but need to move on after 2 years. Other than good medical benefit ... nothing much to say

    Cons

    Management sucks big time .... over load with irrelevant objectives. Even objective met u will not get a raise, they will tell u it part of your job. No promotion and no growth opportunity within the organisation

    Advice to Management

    Don't take your staff for granted


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Excellent place to work, but will be short-lived"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have enjoyed flex time, the people here are great, plus we have the ability to continuously improve our processes.

    Cons

    Everything was great until we heard our product line is moving to Germany by end of year. Dad that all my co-workers will be out of work soon.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Senior Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Goleta, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Goleta, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The products are high-tech instrumentation, which offers a variety of interesting and challenging problems to work on. The site I worked at (near Santa Barbara, CA) builds Atomic Force Microscopes, which consist of advanced electro-mechanical nano-positioning systems, low noise analog and mixed-signal electronics, and fairly complex software. So a lot of opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Management has a really hard time focusing, which means a constant stream of conflicting priorities.
    Many of the systems are based on aging platforms (older DSPs / FPGAs, bloated and unmaintainable application codebase).
    In recent years many of the better engineers have left, but there are still good people there as well.

    Advice to Management

    Focus, stop trying to do everything. You haven't committed the budget, so you'll just have to pick and choose what you focus on.


  11. Helpful (6)

    "application engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Have offices in MA, CA and some other locations. Can internal transfer if need to move to another location for family or other reasons.

    Cons

    Management is very hubris. Make bad decisions and don't listen to suggestions. And Bruker believes fear management. Warning letters are often for sales people. The turnover for sales force is too often.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so arrogant! CEO should act like a business man instead of treating this company like his toy and keep some products which keep losing money for companies for years just because he has a soft spot for that product.


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