Varian Medical Systems

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5 people found this helpful  

Cancer Treatment, Silo, Poor Management, Lack of Vision

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at Varian Medical Systems

Pros

Be part of a company that fights cancer.
There are some great engineering minds that produces cancer treatment machines.
Many good and dedicated people (unfortunately not recognized at all).

Cons

Many silos within department/group
Poor management
Lack of vision in corporate depart, doesn't align with BU
Unbalance work force
Poor communication
Old company = stuck in old ways

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need some new blood in the company. Improve hiring and review process, need to open their eyes and identify good people vs incompetency. Stop being complacent.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    It has become increasingly worse as management problems have overwhelmed the workplace environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems

    Pros

    Great people: very smart, capable and friendly. They are loathe to do layoffs, thought they did one in 2009 of about 5%

    Cons

    Terrible management at highest level. Regulatory compliance is not a priority, Everything is driven by Engineering and the priority is to ship product - whatever it takes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, especially those at the individual contributor level. You have not created a healthy regulatory compliance environment. You do not mentor and promote people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Lots of good people, but many are stuck in their ways and upper management doesn't have your best interest at heart.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems

    Pros

    Good People, interesting projects, freedom to do what you need to do, relaxing workload

    Cons

    Feels like upper management just wants you to be standard. Hard work is appreciated but not prized or valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be better communications across groups and departments. Its like the business side doesn't communicate with Engineering sometimes.

    Disapproves of CEO
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