Varian Medical Systems

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Varian Medical Systems Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
130 Reviews
3.7
130 Reviews
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Varian Medical Systems President & CEO Dow R. Wilson
Dow R. Wilson
60 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They offer outstanding benefits and are relatively flexible with the work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

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


Cons
  • 1% may be,so none leaves-hence its stangant mind set of ppl in middle management (in 5 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is nearly impossible, but not many great paying jobs will offer that (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 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.

  2. 1 person 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 for 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
  3. 1 person 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
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  5. 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 for 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.

  6. 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

  7.  

    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.

  8.  

    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 for 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
  9.  

    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 for 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
  10.  

    Stable company with great people and culture

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

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good opportunities for growth. Great culture. Stable and profitable company.

    Cons

    Some middle management philosophy improvements needed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great 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

    Pros

    A solid place to work for. A huge percentage of people have been with company for decades yet it has not slowed ability to innovate.
    Everyday, the work you do contributes to saving a life.

    Cons

    Likes to run lean for a resource standpoint. Though it potentially means job security it also means that there is much more demand and pressure to produce more in less time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take advantage of the dedication of the people who care about what this company does, hire the right amount of resources to do what needs to be done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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