Varian Medical Systems

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2 people found this helpful  

Decent work environment, lots of politics

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

I worked at Varian Medical Systems

Pros

Most of the employees are friendly, with time comes nice vacation packages and other benefits, bus/tram pass (if requested). If you have ambition you can stand out.

Cons

The internals of the company have become more political. A person used to be promoted based on merit, now it is about who you know.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Varian Medical Systems is a great company, it is widely known in the industry. To stay in this position more of a focus needs to be placed deep in the heart of the organization with the workers.

Approves of CEO

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  1. 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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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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

    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
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