Accuray Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Great experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are nice, easy to get along with. The work environment in Sunnyvale is calm and great to work in.

    Cons

    Some people in Human Resources weren't as helpful as they could have been. Missing information, confusion, etc.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (1)

    Lots of learning opportunities in a difficult environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to take on new areas if one is proactive. Mostly good people and trying to help each other out.

    Cons

    Struggling to generate profits, so there's always the overhang of restructuring and cost cutting.


  3. The CyberKnife M6 is the most reliable system for cancer treatment. I would be absolutely confident on the outcome.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Cyberknife engineering, physics and manufacturing is first class.

    Cons

    The Cyberknife is being moved to Madison where it gets to -14 deg F and people in Sunnyvale are being made redundant.

    Advice to Management

    Don't outsource.


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  5. Integration & Leadership Changes

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mission and great products

    Cons

    Leadership continues to change. The culture is very top-down and does not empower or listen to middle management or technical leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Listen


  6. Working at Accuray matters

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  7. Helpful (2)

    Great Until Purchased

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Co-workers are kind, helpful, and passionate.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    n/a


  9. Helpful (1)

    Pros and Cons

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Top heavy organization, recent loss of technical talent

    Advice to Management

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


  10. Helpful (2)

    Crazy Environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great products, consistently poorly run company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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