Veeco Instruments

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Veeco Instruments Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
52 Reviews
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Veeco Instruments CEO and Director John R. Peeler
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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  

    Veeco a good place to work and grow

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

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

    Pros

    Veeco has strong, best-in-class technology in all areas of their five business units and a strong team culture. Because of their market leadership and strong balance sheet they are followed by more investment analysts than other companies their size, which speaks volumes about future growth. I'm a seasoned professional that likes collaboration and flat organizations - Veeco is the one for me.

    Cons

    Veeco is spread out with sometimes too lean teams, requiring more coordination and outsourcing dependency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to provide resources to employees and finance new ideas to grow like you have done in the past

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

    It is a company for people who plan to stay in a company for a long time.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Veeco Instruments

    Pros

    People are really nice here and the environment is good.

    Cons

    The location is not that good

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    High-tech company with decent culture and good compensation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Director in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Director in Santa Barbara, CA

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

    Pros

    Exciting technology. Dynamic market. High level professionals. World leader in AFM. Wide variety of other technologies: film deposition, epitaxy, optical and AFM metrology. Clear business and industry orientation.

    Cons

    Not that many Cons. May be a bit too much politics where it should not be. Sometimes unclear distribution of duties and chain of comand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I guess a bit more transparency in decision making and less politics will be beneficial for the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Process Development Engineer in Plainview, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Process Development Engineer in Plainview, NY

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

    Pros

    High tech company with a lot of problems.

    Cons

    Too political and do not care of people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people, challenging work, hard to advance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments

    Pros

    Great group of individuals to work with. Challenging work and always supported to learn new skills. Feel welcomed and great atmosphere for team driven work.

    Cons

    Hard to find opportunities to advance in the company without PHD. Feels like lots of management for an equivalent number of workers at times.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    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 Veeco Instruments

    Pros

    Technology that is changing the world, excellent leadership team that manages the business well, very smart, dedicated coworkers, market leadership in every product category, advancement opportunities, high-performance culture.

    Cons

    This is the capital equipment business, where volatility is expected. You've got to roll with the changes in direction and strategy and be flexible. Contribute to solutions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication, transparency, and leadership by example. Keep up the great work.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great internship experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Santa Barbara, CA

    I worked at Veeco Instruments part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great experience in the optics field

    Cons

    Very large company, not much one on one mentoring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great technology to learn. Very hardworking and dedicated team!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    An awesome learning experience, a great team.

    Cons

    long work hours sometimes. Need more staff to distribute the work load

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to improve in covering the market segment for effectively

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    future for high tech career

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

    I worked at Veeco Instruments full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    High Tech company with lots of new technology, and working hard to make the top runner. Most people work for technology related engineering without too much paper work.

    Cons

    Too fast transition in market and need to follow up all changes with limited resources. requires additional work as sacrificing with less family time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to keep morality and good motivation without burning out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Veeco Instruments was a good place to work

    Former Employee - Director in Plainview, NY
    Former Employee - Director in Plainview, NY

    I worked at Veeco Instruments full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    High tech industry so work will stay in the USA

    Cons

    Sales would vary tremendously so very up and down

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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