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Rochester, NY Area

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MKS Instruments President and CEO Gerald G. Colella
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "It was a great opportunity for me to really make a difference"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal RF Design Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Principal RF Design Engineer in Rochester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best work life balance I have ever had.
    Management were real people not corporate types.

    Cons

    Sad that business conditions were such that layoffs were needed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and you will continue to succeed.
    thanks for everything.


  2. Helpful (3)

    ">15 years experience - company has consistantly went down hill for the employees."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Eng Tech in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Eng Tech in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for the job performed. Benefits are comparable to most companies in the area/field. Work versus life schedule is good.

    Cons

    Does - DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE EMPLOYEE - cant emphasis this enough. Cheap, inablility to create and maintain the simpleest of processes, year after year. MKS idea of a "Bonus" is a ice cream cup. ( actual a true statement ) Employee moral is VERY VERY low and most are dissatisfied by the top reaping gains year after year and not recognizing the individuals. Everyday is a complaint fest. Consistant shut downs (no pay), example last shut down company gave a bonus of three vacation days and in the same email gave a shut down of 5 bussiness days.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management - Overall they just don't understand the employee. All for profit, all corporate. do not expect to be rewarded for consistant excellence.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good opportunity"

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    • 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


  4. "need some improvement on product development"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer III in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer III in Rochester, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ok to balance between work and life. Easy to get in touch with senior engineers for technical discussion.

    Cons

    The decision making from management level is slow. Marketing and engineering are hard to get aligned for the target. Advanced development for new product and technology is not efficient.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the decision-making process. Reduce the layers of management.


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