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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stressful and poor management
IT Compliance Analyst (Former Employee) –  Chelmsford, MA29 March 2018
If you enjoy working in a cut-throat, stressful environment then this company is for you. Management style for many of the management staff is questionable. Not a good work environment. People were very stressed out and angry. I was glad to leave that environment.
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Could not recommend
Vice President of Quality Assurance (Former Employee) –  Chelmsford18 February 2018
I have enjoyed every job that I have had over my 30 year career. Outside of this one.
I cannot recommend this company for quality professionals. If you are an engineer, it may offer opportunities to exercise your talent but because products are rushed, there are more often than not issues. Customers get upset and quality has to go in front of customers to hear their complaints while knowing all along, products will continue to be rushed, and issues will continue to happen. There is no commitment to quality.
Pros
My boss was great, but he has left he company
Cons
Jobs are rushed, quality suffers
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Collaborative, vision and quality oriented
Capstone Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) –  Chelmsford, MA23 January 2018
>Solving problems and analyzing possible outcomes on robot functionality improvements is profoundly enticing.
>Brainstorming and Exchanging feedback and ideas as a source of collaboration and great organization of work flow is a great deal of learning experience.
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Productive
Global Consolidation Accounting Intern (Former Employee) –  Chelmsford, MA2 December 2017
Great it was a fun work environment and it taught me a lot as an intern in the business field. It was stressful but at the same time enjoyable. Great place.
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I had no choice
Design Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Poway, CA22 November 2017
Brooks took over the company I worked for (Nexus BioSystems). When they decided to move the "center of excellence" to England, I was not offered a position.
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Fun place to work, loved the people
Assembler (Former Employee) –  Portland, OR16 November 2017
Assembled robots for the semi conductor industry. It was a form of production line. Days always started at the same time, and ended at the same time.
Pros
It was a job when I needed it
Cons
low pay, no advazncement
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Fun place to work
Facilities Intern (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, IN2 November 2017
A gym at the workplace, town hall meetings to keep the employers abreast with latest proceedings at Brooks, regular food trucks were also fun. Great manager and the growth of the company is tremendous.
Pros
A gym at the workplace
Cons
Low salary
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Exciting and challenging
Technical Training Instructor (Former Employee) –  Chelmsford, MA25 October 2017
Very exciting and challenging time working here. Challenging because the task was to stay updated with the ever -changing technology.
It was an exciting time in robotic technology and a very enjoyable experience.
Pros
travel, pay, training, flexibility
Cons
leaving
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Ok company, but bad management.
Electro Mechanical Assembler III (Temp) (Current Employee) –  Chelmsford, MA10 October 2017
Not a bad company to work at, but management and people their favor each other, if you do not kiss up to them, your not moving up or getting a fair raise.
Pros
flexible hours
Cons
managment not fair
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Summery
Material Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Chelmsford, MA6 October 2017
The company is good to work for but my management is poor.
The benefits are good and the working people are awesome to work with. Just don't approve of my manager.
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Brooks Automation was a good place to work.
Manufacturing Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Chelmsford, MA8 September 2017
Worked in one of the acquired business units for Brooks Automation. This business unit functioned as a stand alone product line within the Brooks Automation Campus. Had to Learn how to deal with all of the inter department support functions for this business unit.
Pros
Work culture, and facility was good.
Cons
Management turn over was high.
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