Varian Medical Systems
3.4 of 5 102 reviews
www.varian.com Palo Alto, CA 5000+ Employees

Varian Medical Systems Reviews

Updated Mar 11, 2014
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3.4 102 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

Varian Medical Systems President & CEO Dow R. Wilson

Dow R. Wilson

(42 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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frustrating

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at Varian Medical Systems

ProsPeople really care about what they are doing to advance cancer treatment

ConsIT Leadership is very weak

Advice to Senior ManagementBring in some new talent

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Horrid

Customer Support Dispatch (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Varian Medical Systems

ProsRemote working from home and flexible schedules

ConsWork laptop set up was never done correctly. Work laptop alway had performance, applications and freezing or shutting down issues. Accused of going directly to tech's support even though, I had 27 open incident tech support tickets open and unresolved. I was always accused of doing something not work related and later discovered and proved that i was not, but no sorry's.

Advice to Senior ManagementIn the end my contract was ended via email, with no heads up or call from management. i left management vcmls to please call me and explain, and no call backs at all

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Company morale is at an all time low.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Varian Medical Systems

ProsThe work Varian does towards improving the lives of people with cancer is wonderful. I love being part of the cutting edge in cancer treatment.

ConsIt's not how well you perform but how well you suck up to the top executives that determines how far you go. There have recently been many changes with very inexperienced people beng placed into positions that they are not competent to run. The majority of the workforce are not feeling as though Varian is a career company anymore. The focus has gotten off the customers, and when we lose sight of what put us in these positions, we no longer can be the best.

Advice to Senior ManagementPut customers first again. You have to start from the top to gain the trust and admiration of the customers to put Varian where they once. And top executives need show employees they're appreciated for their work not by who can brown nose the best.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great product but a company that did not share the profits with employees

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Varian Medical Systems

ProsWork was consistent and backlog plentiful

Consemployees were expendable and unappreciated.

Advice to Senior ManagementRaises should equal cost of living especially when company profits were double digit

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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employee satisfaction is heading downhill

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Varian Medical Systems

ProsPPL accrual is very reasonable, profit sharing is nice, employee incentive plan seems to be disappearing but nice for now

ConsVarian has moved from a family to a military. There are many new senior and executive managers who show no respect or care for their employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe company used to value the following: Our customers come first and our employees are our greatest asset. Now, the message you send: Our customers come first and employees are easily replaceable. Do you realize what is really going on at the bottom level?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Rotten corporate culture under a grand veil of life saving products

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Varian Medical Systems

ProsEngineering people are serious about making a product that cure cancer.

Conspoor employee objective setting and evaluation; political; backward technology; poor leadership.

Advice to Senior Managementreplace them.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not so great management, good infrastructure but a lot of disparity in salary across the company.

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Pune (India)

I have been working at Varian Medical Systems

ProsYou get lot of time for personal life
Would rate 4/10 in terms of social life (parties,events, etc.)
Great salary structure (not salary!)
Complete internet access to all messengers / sites (FB,Twitter etc.)

ConsPeople who have no experience in .Net are leading the development teams in .Net
No processes in place for appraisals and salary increments, its always a last minute thing!
Overall the technical competency and management capabilities of leads and managers in pune office, is very poor.
Technically you can not grow in this company, however you get full internet access so you can learn on your own.
Company is a product company, but the pune management thinks and works like "services" company.

Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice would be to change the mindset of "services" company and think like a product company.
The focus should be on quality and not on how much time you stay after office hours !

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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