Veeco Instruments

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Veeco Instruments Reviews

Updated July 6, 2014
Updated July 6, 2014
52 Reviews
3.0
52 Reviews
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Veeco Instruments CEO and Director John R. Peeler
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29 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Profit sharing program is very generous (in 5 reviews)

  • High tech company with a lot of problems (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management constantly in flux (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management seems overly concerned with the shareholders and market perceptions (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the worst employer

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

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent salary, vacation and benefits. Working with people creating amazing technology.

    Cons

    Upper management seems overly concerned with the shareholders and market perceptions. A truly successful company would make them happier. Need the courage and finding to complete new projects in a timely manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Finish what you start. You have great people willing for you who love what they do and would give you amazing products if allowed.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    good and not so good.

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

    I worked at Veeco Instruments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Team I worked with were fantastic engineers. My immediate management backed me up when I needed it with a difficult customer.

    Cons

    I was changing to a job which was going to be full time travel. Upper management did not stand up for me against the customer which were using me as a contract negotiation tactic.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    The Good the Bad and the Ugly

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Veeco Instruments full-time

    Pros

    Interesting technology. Good people in general. For quite a stretch the profit sharing checks were generous. As the world leader in MOCVD for high brightness LEDs when the market comes back profit sharing will be good.

    Cons

    Profound Lack of vision and leadership at the engineering 'leadership' level. Currently there aren't resources for a lot of product development. Too many chiefs and not so many Indians.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A leader is different than a manager. A Ph.D does not assure leadership. In fact there is an inverse relationship between the two. Promote the authentic leader in the engineering department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Average Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Technology Intern in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Process Technology Intern in Somerset, NJ

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are very nice. You learn from the experienced individuals in the field. The work was interesting, kept you involved.

    Cons

    Environment is boring, quiet. Many meetings but not too many solutions. Many have a very thick accent, sometimes hard to understand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a consistent pace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good learning, senior management is clueless

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Somerset, NJ

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good opportunities if you are smart
    Work life balance
    Decent pay for the area
    Good camaraderie

    Cons

    4 layoffs in 16 months
    Business is highly fluctuative
    Senior management constantly in flux

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Own up to your successes and failures.
    Don't just expect problems to go away or play politics to shift things around.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    It is okay

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

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Global exposure and good technologies.

    Cons

    Very dynamic and less ownership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on customer service where there are high revenues rather than getting carried away by politics and emotion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Account Manager

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

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very competitive salary and good benefits. Potential to double base pay at plan. Veeco is the #1 or #2 company in targeted markets.

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities for field sales. Travel requirements can be extensive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company for Semiconductor technologists

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Somerset, NJ

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company has a lot of technically sound people, good camaraderie among employees and management.

    Cons

    Semiconductor sector is cyclical, so Veeco is no exception to the up-and-down phases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of good, great r & d

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Somerset, NJ

    I worked at Veeco Instruments full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lot of opportunity for career growth, very interesting products and markets served, great profit sharing program

    Cons

    Lots of ups and downs in market for their products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much outsourcing!

  11.  

    Greta place to live; is there a better place to work?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments

    Pros

    Great technology; great location. Super people

    Cons

    Layoffs, constantly changing priorities. Senior management are not familiar with basic technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many projects are being planned. Cut back and be more realistic

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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