Varian

  www.varianinc.com
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Excellent company to work

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

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

Pros

stable company with an excellent working environment. People were very friendly and cooperative. Products were doing well in market.

Cons

Salary is average. Benefits are ok but stock plans are very conservative and only given to very few people.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Company is merged with Agilent. Therefore this section is not relevant

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company to work for if you're a self-starter.

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

    I worked at Varian full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company gives you the freedom to be aggressive in your role and try new things. If you make mistakes you'll hear about it in no uncertain terms but if you were honestly trying to do something to improve the situation, they'll appreciate it even while chastising you for it. Not sure how it is now that they're part of Agilent because it's a very different culture over there.

    Cons

    My brief time during the transition to Agilent suggested the culture was more "go along to get along" and people get ostracized for trying new things. The cultures were so very different - Agilent has lots of "processes" and hurdles to jump over to get things done whereas Varian was so de-centralized few processes existed and it was at times like the wild west, which wasn't necessarily a good thing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As you wrap the company in all your processes, don't kill the creativity and freedom that made working there so enjoyable.

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    good company to work and develop your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Varian

    Pros

    good company to work and develop your career. Good people to work with also . I would say this is one of the best companies to work for ....I had great time/ learnt a lot . They put you in great projects to manage.

    Cons

    Sometimes it becomes hard to break through some career movement, because mgmt takes more time than needed to make decsiions

    No opinion of CEO
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