Varian Medical Systems

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Varian Medical Systems Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
137 Reviews
3.7
137 Reviews
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Varian Medical Systems President & CEO Dow R. Wilson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They offer outstanding benefits and are relatively flexible with the work-life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • There are some really good people who work here (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Extremely poor management exists at all levels in clinical education (in 6 reviews)

  • Middle management politics causes in inefficiencies and negative employee relationships (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good place to work on interesting medical and industrial imaging applications

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Varian's values are centered on helping people heal. Building business opportunities around this positive perspective is a good corporate culture. The focus is on the customer. Work-life balance is reasonable. Sometimes we work extra hours, but only when there is a valid reason for a push or deadline.

    Cons

    Opportunities for growth are limited. Sometimes leadership will not commit to improving products for the long term, so resource allocation can be challenging.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems

    Pros

    Awesome management team. They take care of you from a benefit perspective. Great bonuses and the ability to move around within the company. Training is great along with PTO.

    Cons

    Tough to deal with external customers. It's a sales order based organization, so there is a lot of demand that we have to deal with at times.

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable, conservative company. Employees over 25 years and until they retire. Company appears to be moving in the right direction with technology and customer focus. Work-life balance is okay.

    Cons

    A lot of work but the pay is not where it should be compared to the workload. In some departments there is no room for advancement. There is still disconnect between business units.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Varian is a good company.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems

    Pros

    Varian is a good company.

    Cons

    Bonuses are only good if you are hourly.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very Stable Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems

    Pros

    The work environment may be slow pace but that's because it's in the Medical Industry where it is heavily regulated. The company is relatively stable in comparison to tech companies in silicon valley. The people who work at Varian are nice and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Internal process are not well defined. A lot of information is stored within "tribal knowledge".

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for.

    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Varian Medical Systems as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have a good work atmosphere.

    Cons

    It is a little bureaucratic and things move slowly. The FDA and other regulatory requirements is the cause for that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve decision making.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    pretty good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems

    Pros

    Have a big global environment

    Cons

    communication, technology growth, culture is ok, employee training, growth, new technology

  9.  

    good company to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Varian Medical Systems

    Pros

    good company to work for. Best products. Be proud of the work.

    Cons

    Management not concerned with quality of life issue. Work then work OT to get jobs done. too much OT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at who is satisfying customers and reward them. No place for not having the real facts.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Safe,steady but slow!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Quality Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    stable company with great products and safe is this hard economy to stick too

    Cons

    old school,no bonus or 1% yrly bonus(max),avg iteration of ppl =1% may be,so none leaves-hence its stangant mind set of ppl in middle management...anyone is from european non-indian will be becom manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create bottom up clarity.empower low people and prmote them,pay good bonus..salary is as per texas area standarad not as per bay area

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great feeling knowing that each employee has a role in helping people. It's also good to see that same spirit with the people I work with. Management has really made an effort to unite all parts of the company into a positive direction and make sure that communication lines are open.

    Cons

    Enacting measures to cut costs while maintaining quality; this is a good thing and will help us stay profitable and keep our workforce. It's just that it adds a little pressure in every aspect of our work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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