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Accuray Reviews

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
37 Reviews
3.5
37 Reviews
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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    2 years in Accuray doing Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager

    I worked at Accuray as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Noble cause of fighting cancer
    New technologies

    Cons

    Poor management
    Not enough consideration for the customers (too centered on orders..)
    Poor marketing in general, a single offer, no market segmentation...
    Disappointing results since the acquisition of TomoTherapy (merge has been very badly managed)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a better and more innovative marketing approach
    More consideration for the customers
    Improve management skills
    Should listen more its employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company, Great Mission, New Management

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    • 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 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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    • Career Opportunities
    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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    • Career Opportunities
    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lot of work with very little reward.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accuray

    Pros

    The product and people who work here are great. There are many hard working resourceful people working here.

    Cons

    Training is non-existent and most of the company is run inefficiently with very little structure. There are many key individuals in Accuray who hold are struggling to hold the company together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-life balance and compensation need to be examined. I would not advise any friends to work at Accuray.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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