Axcelis Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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Axcelis Technologies, Inc. is an American company engaging in the design, manufacture, and servicing of capital equipment for the semiconductor manufacturing industry worldwide. It produces ion implantation systems, including high and medium current implanters, and high energy implanters, and curing systems used in the fabrication of semiconductor chips. The company was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts, United States.

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Former Employee - Shipper/Receiver says

"The company does not care about its workers they only hire temps and keep you as temp to avoid paying benefits and raises forget it they also expect you to stop everything when there busy and work like a sweat shop"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Documentation is not current. Poor manufacturing discipline. Too much emphasis on paperwork and not enough on quality. Management is the reason this company cannot progress above its current plateau."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Departments do not work well together. Teamwork is nonexistent. Departments blame each other for problems and do not achieve problem resolution."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Does not provide the best environment/opportunities for those pursuing careers in software engineering/no free coffee"

Former Employee - Analyst says

"No roadmap to making a profit."

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"Axcelis is mis-managed by a bunch of Butt kissing cronies who spend time covering up thier own inabilities to manage by blaming everybody else. This is a typical blame game company."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"The leadership of the company is not respected or considered competent by its employees, by its customers, or by Wall Street. A dramatic change needs to occur if this company is to continue. Unfortunately, its more likely the company will be acquired or simply close up shop. It's downward spiral since it IPO continues."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"99% of department leadership is literally within 2 years of retirement. Nothing wrong with that generally speaking and good for them, However they can obviously no longer perform at sustainable levels of productivity and disapear during heavy labor situations and most important of all......do not have ANY long term stake in the departments outcome or survival let alone individuals career hopes or interest. Leadership does not perform the task of training new hires so the guys with the same title and wage as the new hire has too and is because they physically cannot or don't want to. They wouldn't have jobs if this were properly acknowledged. What do they care? They all gone in a year and this falls directly onto poor management from the top. Hiring mechanics with ZERO previous manufacturing experience whatsoever to build one of the most sophisticated machines on earth. (some unable to identify difference between very common hand tools) is dangerous and egregious. Slowly disintegrating work load as manager didn't want to deal with sending guys on the road so he gave it to a foreign team who does it cheaper which permanently effects the company negatively for his short term lack of interest. Overall sense that when manager retires the department is all done."

Former Employee - Final Test says

"Axcelis would have been a great company if only they decided to keep up with the times. They currently sell outdated technology and they aren't looking to improve, rather they are simply trying to stay afloat. There is absolutely no communication between engineering and manufacturing, and no one is accountable for mistakes, especially if they're from upper management. I also felt that there was a huge gap in working culture. Most of my colleagues who were of younger age felt that they were underpaid and overworked, with no flexibility or a chance to voice their opinions. As you can see in most of these reviews, Axcelis has quite the high turnover rate. In my truest opinion I believe it is because there is little to no room to grow. People aren't excited transfer into engineering where they will again feel underpaid and overworked."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Emergency nature of responding to business needs has lead to short-term view, few tool upgrades for working with recent technology, high technical debt, and people needing to appear as heroes to feel secure (as opposed to being proactive/preventive). There are well-known "toxic" individuals leading key parts of the org, but it is viewed as political suicide to challenge them, so people keep their heads ducked. Eleven people across different functions complained to me about one, but my boss was unwilling to facilitate or act for an intervention to help this person. Otherwise, layoffs are a semi-annual event due to cyclical industry and Axcelis' struggles."

Unappreciated production (Current Employee) says

"My experience there and for the other production employees is very drone like. You are not allowed to talk to Co workers they implement "No chat zones". They want minions not employees. Only ones that have it good there are the ones in the inner circle. Others are treated like the black sheep. If you don't mind not talking. Being spoken to like your a child, than this is perfect for you."

Senior Test Engineer, Integra RS (Former Employee) says

"Good company with friendly environment to work."

Sales and Marketing (Former Employee) says

"This was a powerhouse of a company in the 90s. Poor management decisions and inability to build and direct a winning senior leadership team by the CEO and board have been a big reason for their troubles over the past 10 years. Cons: culture - too many years of losing has made even the good people bitter"

Intel & Texas Instruments Account Manager (Former Employee) says

"Covered Intel, TI and smaller accounts. I was highly effective in gaining new business"

Collection Specialist (Former Employee) says

"The industry dictates innovation & if you're not on the cutting edge, you're laying people off. Some managers are better than others and while I was there the finance system needed upgrading. Cons: Management"

Assembler (Current Employee) says

"The work experience could be better. With the right training I felt most the assemblers like myself would be pushing out more product out the door quicker. Cons: Training"

Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee) says

"This is a great place to work, the management is great and helpful everyones there to do what they have to do and go home. My coworkers there were the best all very funny. Cons: inconsistently and fairness"

Senior Software Development Engineer (Former Employee) says

"This company is very cyclical and has frequent layoffs."

Employee (Former Employee) says

"the company is located in Beverly, MA and is a technology company"

Marketing Product Line Manager (Current Employee) says

"Good product teams but lack of support from senior management"

Engineer (Current Employee) says

"Got to work on different types of implanting machines. The people I worked with were good people, could learn a lot from them. Cons: when no work available, low base pay and temp lay offs."

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