Accuray

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Accuray Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
38 Reviews
3.4
38 Reviews
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    Field Service Engineer

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Accuray full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good team members

    Cons

    Less time for family, need to work after hours or weekend

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Documentation needs improvement

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Crazy Environment

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Intelligent people who deeply care about the product they provide. What could be more rewarding than helping patients with cancer.

    Cons

    Poor management, uncompetitive pay, disorganized leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out how to retain key people. Get a better HR team. Decide how you are going to gain a competitive advantage over your much more well established competitors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great products, consistently poorly run company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Accuray full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The passion for the products is what binds all colleagues together and provides a sense of pride for giving patients truly great cancer treatment options.

    Cons

    Poor management from the top down. CEO has minimal to no accessibility, especially for a small company. Tactics are always changing and rarely line up to strategies. Sales globally have consistently lacked, causing budget/funding cuts from the bottom to make quarterly earnings. Lack of career growth- lots of Directors/VP's are hired, but long-term, dedicated employees rarely receive significant promotions. Low morale and poor culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate/reward your employees properly. Hone in on lack of sales and rally the company's efforts to support the funnel. Build a personality for the company by nurturing a culture where people feel valued and heard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    How is it to work at Accuray?

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    Current Employee - Director IT in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Director IT in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn new technology

    Cons

    Company growth trajectory not in line with expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acquisitions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It was excellent working with highly experienced people.

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Accuray as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Training will be provided in detail and will help you in each and every move.

    Cons

    Nothing much. Getting permanent position tough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good work. Keep going.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Horrible Bureaucracy & Micromanagement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accuray full-time

    Pros

    No pros apparent for someone with professional aspirations.

    Cons

    Colleagues sadly uneducated and undertrained — they could have been working anywhere as long as someone had a connect-the-dots diagram. Management was condescending on a personal basis and micromanaged their employees within an inch of their lives, to the point of dictating the color pen you used to take notes at a meeting. My manager would (arbitrarily) alternatate between commanding me to pay attention in meetings to ignore meetings and do work meanwhile. Sexual harassment was overlooked if the perpetrators were management pets. Overall, the most uncomfortable environment imaginable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great Company, Great Mission, New Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    The company has turned a new leaf and is ramping up quickly. Moving from "product out" to "Market In" approach - Aligning more with the needs of the customers. Most of upper management is new and they "get" what it takes to succeed. Tomo acquisition now feels complete and Accuray as "one company" - although some of the Madison/Tomo folks still have some nostalgia

    Cons

    Although most of upper mgmt is new, there are a few senior leaders from past that need to be shown the door...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on flawless execution. Balance the commercial activities with Development for long term growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Everything was chaotic after the merger

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

    Very flexible; good work/life balance; able to (mostly) manage my own workload.

    Cons

    Four bosses in three years; multiple, arbitrary re-orgs after the acquisition/merger.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Overall positive experience with high quality staff, lower quality leadership in some areas.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Accuray full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The mission of the company is to treat inoperable cancer.

    Cons

    High cost of living, really fast pace, and still has growing pains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on exactly what customers want not what you think they want.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    I am thankful to my company because I have learn a lot of things from here.

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    Current Employee - Buyer/Planner III in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Buyer/Planner III in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Accuray full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Accuray give you the chance to improve and become better at what you do. Awesome benefit.

    Cons

    Consolidation of two companies into one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any, they are very fair and encouragement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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