Axcelis Technologies - Started out with great promise, and went continuously downhill from there. | Glassdoor
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"Started out with great promise, and went continuously downhill from there."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Good teamwork, good culture, many smart and creative employees mad e Axcelis a great place to work and play.

Cons

Not being competitive has lost Axcelis its market share lead and left them as a distant second in their field. This has left a dark clould hanging of employees head.

Advice to Management

Focus on one area of implanting technology and leverage your most valuable asset, which is your employees.to find a product that will move the company in the right direction.

Other Employee Reviews for Axcelis Technologies

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A big rickety old roller coaster of high tech going loose off the tracks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beverly, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Axcelis Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High Tech company with lots of smart people, and interesting technology. Large global install base from years past when they were a market leader. Very nice HQ facility to work in, in a desirable geographic area.

    Cons

    Company made poor decisions relative to market 10 yrs ago and lost most of market share. Many layoffs have bred a workplace dominated by a clique-culture of the long-timers protecting their jobs at the expense of new hires trying to integrate.
    Very ineffective at Product management / re-capturing market share
    Company has way too many VPs for its size. Dysfunctional Top management - They seem content to look for a buyout or else ride the business into the ground.

    Advice to Management

    Take the golden parachute; sell the company, leave or retire...just let some effective people take over and get out of the way before hundreds more people are out of work.


  2. "Working for Axcelis was very interesting and challenging."

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    Former Employee - Final Test Engineer II in Beverly, MA
    Former Employee - Final Test Engineer II in Beverly, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation Package, Medical Insurance, Opportunities for overtime, Clean working conditions, Professional leadership, Well maintained facility, Excellent cafeteria, Above average new-hire orientation training program.

    Cons

    Very cold weather. Poorly maintained parking lots. Too much horseplay. Poor communication between staff members and peers working on the same project on different shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the great work!

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