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Accuray Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
43 Reviews
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  1.  

    Working at Accuray matters

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

    This company makes products that matter. CyberKnife and TOmoTHerapy machines are treating cancer patients with the best radiotherapy available. I could work at a company that makes microwave ovens or apps for iPhones but I choose to work at ARAY instead. Not every day of work is glorious, but what makes me get up in the morning and drive to work is knowing that what I do helps people beat cancer.

    Cons

    Accuray is not yet profitable. Its financially stable for years to come at the current burn rate, but it wont take me to retirement until we can do what we do AND be profitable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bite the bullet and make the decisions that will get in the black

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - SharePoint Business Systems Analyst in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - SharePoint Business Systems Analyst in Madison, WI

    I worked at Accuray as an intern

    Pros

    - People in the IT department were great to work with
    - Proud of the product that they are building
    - Good enviornment

    Cons

    - Was not able to complete the project I was hired for because other departments were not willing to volunteer their time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Co-workers are kind, helpful, and passionate.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

    Professional company. Co-workers are kind, helpful, and passionate. Good work/life balance is respected. Top-notch benefits.

    Cons

    Advancement is minimal and vague.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Until Purchased

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accuray

    Pros

    TomoTherapy provided for an excellent work/life balance. Also, I really felt like I was part of helping patients even from behind the scenes.

    Cons

    When the company was purchased by Accuray, everything changed. It was more about the management and internal politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Growth is good, but remember those who helped get there! It's still great to see how much the company's products help patients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pros and Cons

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accuray

    Pros

    Good work life balance, motivated employees, technology makes a difference

    Cons

    Top heavy organization, recent loss of technical talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide growth opportunities to individual contributors and augment development resources instead of continued upper management hires

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Crazy Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Accuray full-time (more than a 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great products, consistently poorly run company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    It was excellent working with highly experienced people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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

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