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Good people working with poor processes

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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

- The company is relatively stable compared to tech companies in the valley
- Varian offers room for professional growth and advancement if you make the effort to explore and pursue them

Cons

- Internal processes are not well defined
- A lot of "tribal knowledge" that makes it hard to transfer information
- The downside to low attrition is having a lot of people who have been around for a long time who are stuck in their old ways

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide clear guidance on priorities so teams can have better focus

Recommends
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent work environment, lots of politics

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    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
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Cancer Treatment, Silo, Poor Management, Lack of Vision

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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

    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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