Varian Medical Systems Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Best Company

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

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems

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

    Pros

    * Well Paid * Industry Leader * Focused Purpose * Excellent Corporate Management

    Cons

    * Stressful in that there are market challenges * Pressure to achieve goals


  2. Helpful (1)

    great 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 8 years)

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

    Pros

    the company has a mission to cure cancer. that mission infuses the culture--people generally treat each other with respect and compassion.

    Cons

    everybody is very busy. . .there's not a lot of time for reaching across the organization and getting to know or help people in other departments or business units.


  3. Good experience

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

    I worked at Varian Medical Systems

    Pros

    Friendly environment and every one is ready to help each other.

    Cons

    NO cons as such I came across


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Great job satisfaction with challenging work.

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

    I worked at Varian Medical Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Exciting work environment and great co-workers

    Cons

    Screwy managerial style, focused more on short term stock price than long term problem resolution.

    Advice to Management

    You are real good at making low hanging fruit which prevents you from tackling serious problems and issues.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Great stable company to work for.

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

    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

    They have treated me well the 11 years I have been here. Have progressed through six challenging but satisfying roles. Lots of autonomy in my current position and plenty of room for advancement in the coming years. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Lately it seems more focus is placed on driving the stock price higher and less on employee needs. Older management has created stagnation but this is starting to change.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focused on new technologies and expanding market share. Get help to some of the engineering departments that are running a little lean.


  7. Good place to work on interesting medical and industrial imaging applications

    • 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 5 years)

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

    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.


  8. Awesome

    • 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

    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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    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.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Good place to work

    • 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 3 years)

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

    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.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Very Stable Company

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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".



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