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Great Company

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Varian Medical Systems full-time

Pros

Varian designs and manufacturers products that actually do save lives. It provides an excellent environment for scientists and engineers work on state-of-the-art research and development.
It also has the advantage of selling products (hardware and software) in an reasonably stable industrial segment.

Cons

R&D is distributed all over the world, which makes difficult to develop products efficiently.
As in all public corporations, too much attention is paid to quarterly results vis a vis long-term investments and growth.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It is possible to manage the company responsibly but at the same time to be a little bolder and riskier in increasing the rate of R&D investment as a percentage of sales, while at the same time carefully assessing the R&D productivity.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    No career path, too much politics

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Products, employees are nice

    Cons

    Compensation not compatible, Bureaucracy, Management treats employee as like mechanical parts ... but not human being

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A rewarding job in that you are helping save peoples lives.

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company Vehicle, lot's of overtime, good group of people.

    Cons

    Hectic hours, work alot of late nights and some weekends. Management seems to not be very in tune with the field which is frustrating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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