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Great benefits, flexible hours, great for progression.Cons
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Getting an Interview
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I applied online. The process took 5 days – interviewed at Varian Medical Systems in November 2014.Interview Details
Within 5 days after I applied online, the HR recruiter set-up a 30 minute phone conversation with me. His tone was almost condescending throughout the conversation. He asked me some of the standard interview questions. Here are few examples:
Recruiter: “what differentiates from the huge candidate pool we have”;
Me: “Well..I don’t know who these other candidates are and what they bring to the table. This position requires experience with product launches and I have launched 9 products in last 7 years. If this is a good fit, both of us will know that very soon”.
Recruiter: That’s all you got to say?
Me: Yes-unless you are willing to share who those other candidates are and then I can compare and contrast my self against them.
Recruiter: “What is your current salary and what do you expect”.
Me: “I’m expecting a base salary of $170k for my next job”.
Recruiter: “that’s fine-what is your salary today?”.
Me: “My current salary shouldn’t matter. Is $170k in your ball park”?
Recruiter: “Yes, your current salary does matter. If you are making only $100k now and asking $170k, that’s not going to fly”. (he was yelling at this point)
Me: “I still don’t get it. My ask is $170k- either I’m in the range or not. Salary is such a personal information-right?- say you wouldn’t share the salary you pay for similar position in your company. Would you?”
Recruiter: “Ok fine. I will have to ask the hiring manager and then get back to you”.
Even though I had let him know that I’m looking for a change to get different experience/learn a different product/company, he kept stressing the point “there must be something wrong with your current company or job-tell me more about it”.
By this time, I’ve had enough of “red” flags. Even though my mind was telling me to give a chance to the hiring manager, my body was not willing. I just told the HR recruiter that he doesn’t need to check with the hiring manager since I don’t want to pursue this any further. Even after that, he wrote me an e-mail back stating that he spoke to the hiring manager and I was “outside” their budget and then sent me a linked-in invitation to connect! I declined his invitation and said to my self “what a relief!”Interview Questions
No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
- The HR Recruiter tried to understand my current company’s product. He kept interrupting me when I tried to explain the product step by step. Eventually, when he couldn’t understand the product we make, he blamed me for not being good at communication! View Answer
Varian Medical Systems radiates success in electrotherapeutics. The company works mainly with products related to x-rays and radiation treatment of cancer. The company's oncology unit makes linear accelerators, simulators, and data management software, primarily for cancer radiotherapy. Other cancer treatment offerings include devices for brachytherapy, a treatment that protects healthy tissue through the use of radiation implants. Varian Medical Systems' X-ray unit makes imaging subsystems and X-ray-generating tubes. The company markets its products through direct sales...