Varian

www.varianinc.com
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Strong knowledge base, poor on execution.

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Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA
Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA

I worked at Varian

Pros

Very well established in the scientific instruments industry. Strong knowledge base. Fellow employees (non-management) are a pleasure to work with and interact with.

Cons

Varian's benefits package (ie medical, dental, retirement) is VERY poor. Forced furloughs even before it became en vogue due to the economic downturn. Low morale abounds due to lack of advancement opportunities and the threat of layoffs is ever present. There is a strong focus to outsource all/most product manufacturing thus career longevity should not be expected for any production support functions. There are alot of processes/people (and even products!) from a bygone era that are not relevant for today's business conditions

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to focus on new/updated products and iron out issues prior to shipping finished product to customers.

Disapproves of CEO

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    A lot of promise, bleak reality...

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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

    Pros

    Benefits and location are better than at other companies in the Valley.

    Cons

    Old company with a lot of legacy problems. Poisonously political environment. Marketing non-existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company is in desparate need of professional management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Short timer

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I worked at Varian

    Pros

    Good balance between work and personal life

    Cons

    Too many middle managers and not enough top executives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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