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Great Place to work with strong employee focus
Mechanical Design Engineer (Former Employee) –  Gresham, OR4 April 2019
Very fun, and employee driven company to work for. The management has an open door policy for all employees. They focus on, to the best of their abilities, employee satisfaction. All of the employees are all treated as family. There is room for advancement, as well as lateral moves within the company. I highly recommend this company, as an excellent place to work.
Pros
Employee Focus, Family and fun atmosphere, company functions, bonuses, room for growth
Cons
Sometimes long hours to meet deadlines.
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Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Chelmsford, MA3 April 2019
Do not work in the stockroom or shipping if you do not like to butt kiss. Also make no plans because that manager will tell you you HAVE to work until 10. Expect no back up and if she does not like you she will lie to get rid of you. Expect to work like a dog while the pets pick and choose what they would like to do. Pay is bare minimum (15) when you can go else where and make at least 17. ALSO if you are white, or were born here don't bother she won't like you. Extremely racist and biased manager.
Pros
Great people
Cons
Manager
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3.0
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Diverse oppurtunities across markets
Logistics and Distribution Services Manager (Former Employee) –  Chelmsford, MA19 March 2019
The semiconductor business versus the life sciences business is prone to forecast errors and cycles of ramps and cutbacks sometimes causing resource issues.
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Good luck going anywhere in this company
Product Tester (Current Employee) –  Chelmsford, MA7 March 2019
They won’t pay you well and good luck being hired perminate they also don’t care and won’t help you out even if you have been a loyal employee they only care about them selves and how much money the ceo and managers get
Pros
A job
Cons
They don’t pay well
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5.0
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Excelente ambiente de trabajo
Cargo ocupado Asistente de Recursos Humanos (Current Employee) –  Apodaca, N. L.25 February 2019
Creci rapidamente en lo laboral, gracias al apoyo de todos los gerentes, quienes siempre estuvieron dispuestos a ayudar. Aprendi de Recursos humanos, asi como de mejora continua y me certifique en Yellow Belt.
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3.0
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Company closed Petaluma Office
Manager (Former Employee) –  Petaluma, CA13 February 2019
They allowed a terrible manager to treat employees to the point of them quitting and only took that action after many folks lost their jobs due to the manager.

Overall good experience. Would have stayed a long term employee if they hadn't closed the Petaluma office. I understand business, but definitely unfortunate as many Sonoma County people lost their jobs.
Pros
Employment is good.
Cons
A bit bureaucratic. Some really good people employed there.
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3.0
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Great place to work
Manufacturing Sytems Technician /Lead (Current Employee) –  Chelmsford, MA25 January 2019
Has ups and downs like any other company. Benefits are great. Pay is mediocre at best and management is good but not great. Would recommend as a career start.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Pay
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Wonderful Management and flexible environment
Customer Service Manager (CSM) (Former Employee) –  Longmont, CO24 December 2018
Wonderful management... flexible when it comes to commitments with family... flexible vacation times... 1 1/2 of for Christmas... very low key, but fast paced
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4.0
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Contract Electrical Engieer
Polycold Systems Division Contract R&D Engineer (Former Employee) –  Petaluma, CA5 December 2018
Polycold Systems is a small subdivision of Brooks Automation that makes cryogenic cooling machines. The place is located in a rural beautiful area north of SF California. Management and culture is friendly.
Pros
Nice area of California
Cons
Short breaks
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4.0
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Great people, leadership is lacking.
Manufacturing System Technician - Group leader (Current Employee) –  Chelmsford, MA5 December 2018
Great place to work. Flexible hours, wonderful people, and good benefits. However, compensation and career opportunities can be better. Overall, Brooks is a great to work
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3.0
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Stressfull
Buyer IV (Current Employee) –  Chelmsford, MA7 September 2018
Continuous change. Management not realistic in commitments. Lot of temp employees to flex for demand.
Benefits just above average, could have done more with the increase in business.
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Great people, poor management.
Technical Publications Supervisor and Writer (Current Employee) –  Chelmsford, MA3 September 2018
Show up when you want (within reason) and leave when you get the work done. There isn't any sort of effort to make your job or day more enjoyable, so it's almost entirely up to you.

Workplace culture is alright, and they are giving it a half hearted try in most of the engineering departments, but they have no desire to diversify upper management.
Pros
Very lax vacation policy
Cons
upper management
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4.0
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Learning experience
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Chelmsford, MA29 August 2018
Allow their employees to learn because work team is crucial and you are always in contact with other fields. The staff is friendly for the most part.

Coworkers are willing to help and teach you when there is something new. The work team was good.

Schedule was very flexible and the company was very structured.
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4.0
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None
Quality Engineer - Systems (Former Employee) –  Fremont, CA24 August 2018
No preference, good culture, lost of past knowledge cause wast of resources to relearn old things. Upper management located on the east coast, so they don't attuned to situation in California.
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Soccer and Valley ball
Pump/Mechanical Assembler (Former Employee) –  Chelmsford, MA 0182416 August 2018
Brooks Automation is so exciting because they have so many different pump to built and we can learn more about setup in order or organize our tool, but management is lack of communication.
Pros
no free lunch
Cons
30 minutes lunch
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5.0
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Good working environment
Mechanical Assembler (Former Employee) –  Chelmsford, MA16 July 2018
Great company, great pay, everyone got along, excellent team work, supervisor treat employees with respect, customer satisfaction, on time delivery for customers....
Pros
Team leader treat us with breakfast for coming in for overtime..
Cons
Not enough microwave
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4.0
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many opportunities to grow
Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee) –  Chelmsford, MA12 July 2018
i started as a technician and moved my way up successfully.culture is good. traveled to South Korea and China, Long hours are encouraged but wears on you after a while
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4.0
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Great company
Electro Mechanical Assembler II (Former Employee) –  Chelmsford, MA11 July 2018
Pros:
- Great technology
- Work and life balance
- Tons of overtime

Cons:
- Long contract terms
- Lay offs (at least once a year)
- Hard to get hired permanently
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5.0
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Excelente ambiente laboral
Practicante finanzas (Current Employee) –  Nuevo León27 June 2018
Gran empresa, aprendí mucho tanto laboral como en cuestión personal.
Pros
Sin códigos de vestimenta
Cons
No hay mucha posibilidad de una promoción
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3.0
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Nice place to work.
Stockroom Clerk (Former Employee) –  Chelmsford, MA30 April 2018
Nice place to work. Nice people. Easy job. Must pay close attention to requests. Hard to get hired full time. Keep temps for long time. Benefits aren't to good .
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