Varian Medical Systems

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Good place to work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA
Former Employee - Program Manager in Palo Alto, CA

I worked at Varian Medical Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Everyone trying to do the right thing by working hard and achieve the main goal to cure cancer, and they are enjoyable to work with.

Cons

There was some group that has their own 'clique' which hard to be part of. at a point I was felt a bit discriminated. Fortunately that person no longer with this company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Micromanaging, risk adverse and vision-less physics geek place

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

    I worked at Varian Medical Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large and leading in its field; Good compensation and benefits; You can hide as much as you want; You will like it if you like slow moving geeks;

    Cons

    No vision; Geeks run the place; Management focus on next quarter's results -- look at their compensation packages, and you know why....; Very old-fashioned and slow-moving; Extremely conservative; Not very diverse; Career advancement opportunities very limited; Lots of politics between departments as people try to collect brownie points

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get fresh blood into the place ! Wake up -- management practices from the 70's don't work anymore....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people working with poor processes

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    • Senior Management
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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
    No opinion of CEO
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