Varian Medical Systems Reviews

Updated April 29, 2015
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Varian Medical Systems President & CEO Dow R. Wilson
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is reasonable (in 15 reviews)

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

Cons
  • poor management, employees have being treated madly in Pune (in 6 reviews)

  • Some middle management philosophy improvements needed (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Coordinate Customer Visits

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Visit Specialist in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Visit Specialist in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great industry leadership, innovation, and vision. Excellent benefits. The people who work here are passionate about what they do. Common goal ... Saving lives with the best technology for cancer treatment.

    Cons

    some bureaucracy to deal with in a large corp of over 6,000 employees

    Advice to Management

    Everyone in the organization counts.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Applications Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Team -oriented atmosphere with many avenues to succeed and progress in company

    Cons

    Always "connected" to work via phone/email

    Advice to Management

    none, as I feel they do a great job in all aspects


  3. Best Company I ever worked for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - A Happy Worker in Marietta, GA
    Former Employee - A Happy Worker in Marietta, GA

    I worked at Varian Medical Systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It always felt good knowing I was indirectly helping those with cancer. They had a lot of incentive programs. They were very encouraging and helpful when it comes to advancement.

    Cons

    I had no major complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to acknowledge and reword your best employees. Also, encourage the others to become one of the best.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    vms

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Service Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company, serious mission, good pay

    Cons

    work / life balance is tough due to the seriousness of the mission


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, work schedule, job satisfaction

    Cons

    lots of hours, lack of resources

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people


  7. Excellent company, products, and corporate culture

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

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent company, products, and corporate culture

    Cons

    This is a good, stable company. all good.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Best Job Ever!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are alot of employees at Varian that have been with the company for 10-20+ years because it is an awesome company to work for. Medical benefits are great for families, plenty of days off plus the option to borrow more time off, and a Christmas shutdown for a week. The company has money to spend spend so everyone has the supplies and tools they need to do their job. The employees are very nice. No office gossip or drama at all! Everyone is prety l;aid back and very understanding. Good work/life balance. Very little stress. Tons of training on variety of topics. Education reimbursement program. Cafeteria has amazing food and employees get a pretty good discount. FREE gym with free exercise group classes all day!!! This is only the tip of the iceberg! Too many perks and benefits to mention. Ok, so they basically spoil you!

    Cons

    IT is a pain. They send your IT request to India. It takes a day for someone to get back to you only to tell you they can't help you and need to dispatch someone on site. Meanwhile, you can't print or whatever the priblem is for almost two days before anything is resolved. HR is horrific! Avoid them like the plague. Some of the employees feel entitled. A lot of moaning and complaining about not wanting to do their job.

    Advice to Management

    More corporate events would be nice, but overall great job!!!


  9. Great company with a clear vision

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems

    Pros

    great team environment, support from upper management, and a feel good environment knowing that what you're doing is directly helping cure cancer.

    Cons

    there are people who are hesitant to change because they have been there for so long. it's challenging to bring forward moving change to the company.


  10. Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacuring Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Manufacuring Technician in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No micro management, interesting work

    Cons

    Fixed yearly raises, does not cater well to weekend/off shifts

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great company, but could be a lot better with a bit more work.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice company, respectable, honest. "Do well by doing good" is our motto, and we live by it. There is never a question about this. Also, they put a lot of effort into innovation and new products.

    Cons

    Too nice, needs to be more aggressive. If someone isn't doing their job, it is accepted, when it should not be.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, but try to push your people a bit more too.



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