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Rotten corporate culture under a grand veil of life saving products

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Varian Medical Systems

Pros

Engineering people are serious about making a product that cure cancer.

Cons

poor employee objective setting and evaluation; political; backward technology; poor leadership.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

replace them.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems

    Pros

    Great company with good corporate culture. What Varian produces helps to save lives and ease pain and suffering, very satisfying work.

    Cons

    As another reviewer stated, it seems to be the vocal loudmouths who get the attention and rewards, regardless of the merits of their ideas. Varian is definitely a company where schmoozing and politicking is a pre-requisite to recognition and advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for valuable ideas from employees who are less prone to bravado and puffery. Recognize that raising the volume of an argument does not make it more correct.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Older crowd needs educating

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems

    Pros

    If you enjoy cruising through your days at work, you can pull it off with the right manager. That's a plus right?

    Cons

    To move up the corporate ladder you need to be a loud mouth, dominating all others in the room. It doesn't matter if everything you're saying is garbage, as long as you say it with conviction, you're all good. This is what annoys me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to some of your employees. Ask them for their opinion. You might find they have great ideas for improvement, especially if they are more educated than you.

    No opinion of CEO
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