MKS Instruments - Solid company but slow to move | Glassdoor
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"Solid company but slow to move"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Methuen, MA
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Methuen, MA
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at MKS Instruments full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Very solid technologies
Strong engineering teams
Strong community
Excellent customer relationships

Cons

Some stovepipes are very evident
Very little communication outside of one's own division
Inter-department sabotage was not unknown
A distinctive bias toward education over achievement when looking to promote internally.

Advice to Management

Promote cross communication between your engineering teams. This could surely create products that will add more value than the sum of its parts.
Understand that promotions should be based on merit, not just education.

Other Employee Reviews for MKS Instruments

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good opportunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy working environment and good colleague relationship

    Cons

    Slow pace and length product development time


  2. "Maybe a good company, but depending on the small group you work in"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Methuen, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Methuen, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, numerous products which cover a wide range of technologies and engineering disciplines. So there are always things to learn if you want to.

    Cons

    Some managers and supervisors can be rude, arrogant and nasty, but somehow they manage to stay in their positions.

    Advice to Management

    If you take care of your employees, they will take care of you. Happy employees are more productive and motivated. If you find your group has a low moral, check your management style.

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