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Helpful (4)

Lord of the Flies meets Goodfellas.

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Current Employee - SQA Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
Current Employee - SQA Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

I have been working at Gatan

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Catered lunches by Subway. Good water pressure in the rest rooms. I'm drawing a blank.

Cons

The absolute worst management I have encountered in my career. Brazen mendacity is the part of the corporate culture. The approach to engineering relies on superhero performance from a few, with the rest along for the ride. Ad hoc project management is still used despite chronic failure to deliver on time.

Advice to Management

Take responsibility for your mistakes and stop acting as proxies for your corporate overlords.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    A great place to let your career stagnate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Gatan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

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

  2. Helpful (3)

    Unsatisfactory

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Gatan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

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

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