Materials Coordinator (Former Employee) – Longmont, CO – March 15, 2016
MKS was a very tight fit group. Great team spirited. Excellent Benefits. They had a no time card policy, employee's recorded their own time in which I found amazing. This really increased the trust issue between employee's and management.
Electro-mechanical Technician (Current Employee) – Wilmington, MA – February 5, 2016
Great employees are leaned on heavily to produce and are safe from cyclical reductions, but advancement and salary increases do not happen. Local managers are very reasonable, but hands are tied and they are powerless to make changes. Long term employees are surrounded by a revolving group of temps who have no hope of ever being hired despite their title of "temp to hire".
machinist (Former Employee) – burlington mass andover mass,lawrence mass – August 18, 2015
i worked there for 24 years starting in the 1970s when it was just 34 people ...they took good care of us but after it grew they just seemed to stop caring about the workers. i worked in the machine shop, at times i worked 16 hours a day to help product get shipped on time.after that they just stopped caring about us.many with a lot of years there were simply laid off,pretty sad that they no longer cared about us,almost half my life was spent there .all for nothing they didnt even care anymore
i worked in the shop too ,they seem to lay off just to have something to do and dont care if you were a good worker or not. i saw a bunch of great workers let go and they kept their pals ...very poor management, the lay offs happen even if they are busy ..its just something they do kinda of a game with them ..i learned that the hard way and got out of there,funny part is none of the higher ups ever get let go,too bad otherwise its a very nice place to work at.one day they will tell your your doing great ,the next day your laid off ,go figure.
Comment – December 11, 2015
yes the machine shop in lawrence mass is very poorly run ,if you're not in the click they let you go,picture a shop of 34 machinists with 4 supervisors some thing is very wrong with that, i worked in a shop with 54 others,1 supervisor,and these 4 tell you they are over worked! too funny,they get mad if anyone from andover comes in to check on them,they call them company spys . theres alway been something fishy going on and they dont want any one to know it. maybe some day the people in andover will wise up
Comment – December 20, 2015
from what i hear MKS was a great place to work long ago,but now its a bad place,24 years ? and they showed you the door ,thats so very wrong. it shows that they no longer care about people ...sad.
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RF Test Engineer (Current Employee) – Rochester, NY – March 23, 2015
My time at MKS was a little boring. My manager usually did not give me enough to do. While working at MKS I was able to gain skills which were not taught at my school such as soldering and other practical skills.
Master Scheduler/Planner/Buyer (TEMP) (Former Employee) – Wilmington, MA – March 22, 2015
i was a stock room attendant for engineering group, i had to have a min, max of parts in stock room at all times. If i needed to order weekly would get with engineers to see if what i put on order was all they needed. Did all transactions and whatever else was necessary for the job. Great people to work with. Always willing to help with any question's. I enjoyed working with ordering parts through a Oracle system.
Electronic Assembler (Former Employee) – Andover, MA – September 19, 2014
⦁ Assembled electronic equipments and parts as per company's policies. ⦁ Assembly line work with team in station for build product. ⦁ Repaired and modify electronic assemblies as per the requirement. ⦁ Used different hand and power tool to create assembly. ⦁ Carried out various types of assembly operation.
Production Team Leader (Former Employee) – Methuen, MA – May 5, 2014
Great place to work. Productivity really matters. Good work environment with plenty of engineering support. Technology is always considered and improvements are slways welcome. Maintenance team lacks of knowledge and desire of work but engineering always support and compensate that weakness. Manufacturing and Engineering supervisors are really supporting and conscious of priorities.Great communication at all levels. Job not stable all times. Semicondutor market has too many ups an downs. Productivity, improvement and achievement are words that really describes MKS.
Key Account Manager (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – March 10, 2014
Five separate divisions trying to act as one company. Hardest part of the position was to get Divisional Management to be customer focused. Management was lacking in leadership. Technical support personnel were good. Technology seemed to fall behind competition.
Market leader in measurement systems (semiconductor mfg)
Engineering Manager (Former Employee) – Andover, MA – February 21, 2013
Strong manufacturing operations, with strong product development processes, in keeping with the demands of the business -- worked closely with customers to continuously improve product delivery on time at the point of use by the customer -- the epitome of working with customers to achieve success for all parties. Could not change the dynamic business cycles, however. Required intense intercommunications skills, both within MKS and among its customers, learning and utilizing that knowledge in navigating divers languages and cultures.
DISTRIBUTION COORDINATOR III (Former Employee) – Methuen, MA – January 23, 2013
great place to work. not secure when business is slow.learned 4 departments (shipping,finished goods,receiving.and stockroom ) Co - workers were great and very helpfull. Group leader was very helpfull in teaching all aspects of job.