Accuray Reviews

Updated May 29, 2014
Updated May 29, 2014
31 Reviews

3.5
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    Overall positive experience with high quality staff, lower quality leadership in some areas.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Accuray full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The mission of the company is to treat inoperable cancer.

    Cons

    High cost of living, really fast pace, and still has growing pains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on exactly what customers want not what you think they want.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good benefits and paced environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Accuray full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Professional and friendly people in most areas
    -Convenient location in Sunnyvale
    -Excellent benefits
    -Good work/life balance

    Cons

    -Highly regulated as any medical related company
    -High employee turnover

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great technology

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Accuray full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wonderful technology, world class product.

    Cons

    Poor upper management in the past, company struggle with finance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    good company to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accuray

    Pros

    pretty good organized company with lots of opportunity

    Cons

    working over time some times

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Technology, great people, things are changing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Accuray full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great technology; fantastic mission (fighting cancer is a fantastic thing); great people; fun place to work; new CEO, and therefore some new policies

    Cons

    some unknowns; tendency to jump into advancements without testing them for a while (this is changing though)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really get behind Josh, he really seems to know business. Accuray can really shine, and I hope it does.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    culture

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Accuray full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great products and good compensation

    Cons

    too frequent changes in management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Current Employer

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    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - IT Business Analyst in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Accuray full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for, the product is awesome!

    Cons

    Lots of red tape due to agency and SOX regulations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great technology in need of a shepherd to cross the chasm

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Accuray

    Pros

    Working for a company that provides a truly disruptive, game-changing technology that makes a real impact on cancer patients' lives (How many jobs can you say that about?). People are intelligent and really passionate about the company, its customers, and patient care.

    Cons

    Company's grown significantly, is now a publicly traded company with fiduciary responsibilities to shareholders, and yet is still being managed like a startup; there is a serious lack of process and protocol for many key operational areas that you think would be a no brainer for a company of Accuray's age and size. Everyone I think has their heart in the right place, but I'm not sure there's a clear strategic vision nor proper management in place to realize that vision.

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    The company has had its up and downs, but its undeniable that the CyberKnife is a fantastic technology and one that truly can benefit cancer patients. Upper management needs to realize that while they were successful in taking the company public and their dream of making radiosurgery a treatment option for cancer patients is a noble one, new management might be needed to take the company to the next level and make that dream a reality.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Accuray - High quality people passionate about the product

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    Current Employee - Customer Service  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Accuray

    Pros

    The compensation and benefits are good for this industry. Bonuses are low, maybe because sometimes stock grants and options are given to better performing employees. The atmosphere is relaxed, yet professional. The quality of people is exceptional and people are friendly. Mid level management is very good. Employees are passionate about our product.

    Cons

    Corporate communication can sometimes be poor. Verbal communication is at a minimum. People like to communicate via email too often. Accuray performs in a very competitive marketplace. Small company finding it's way in a large market. Perspective customers have a lot of barriers to get past (CON, construction, contract contingencies). Poor stock performance makes employees question upper managements ability to lead the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall communication must improve with employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Is good for a career start.

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer  in  Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Berlin (Germany)

    I have been working at Accuray full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Engineering in all direcitions. Radiofrequency, IBM Servers, Analog/digital Electronics etc

    Cons

    High work load and lot of stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open and communicative

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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