Gatan

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2 people found this helpful  

A great place to let your career stagnate

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

I worked at Gatan

Pros

Some very talented engineers work at Gatan, parts of the products were cutting edge at one time, unfortunately the company is running on intellectual fumes at this time.

Cons

Management is tone deaf, conceited and self-serving.
Senior technical staff with tenure waste money on pie-in-the-sky research with no repurcusions.
HR is AWOL

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop the boondoggle trips and do your jobs. Try promoting some of your people instead of focusing on your own promotion!

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unsatisfactory

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Gatan

    Pros

    Rank and file engineers are good coworkers, some of them a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Gatan management was not up to the task.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think less about personal advancment/perks/bonuses, more about the common good, decent work environment, playing by rules, rank and file employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Great company for a 9-5 work life balance.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gatan full-time

    Pros

    Its a great company that is considered to be a leader in its niche. Some smart people work here. The people are very friendly and helpful. The work life balance is great.

    Cons

    Professional growth is difficult. Cannot plan ahead farther than a quarter to six months. Most of the days feel chaotic. Employees have no incentive to go beyond the status quo or their immediate deliverables, which can change on a daily basis. Goals, objectives and personal development plans in annual reviews are sidelined as most of the year is spent in chaos. It seems like each individual in the company works on their own little task without knowing how it is going to affect others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a bonus plan.
    Collect formal feedback on managers from people they report to.
    Enable communications within the teams and between teams.

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