Varian Semiconductor

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Wonderful products, management, and employees

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - EM Assembler
Former Employee - EM Assembler

I worked at Varian Semiconductor

Pros

Strong management/supervisory level efforts for employee training, department and corporate business updates
Employee appreciation and input is regular and well-organized
Safety is emphasized
Documentation is generally very good

Cons

Ion implant industry tends to rise and fall... layoffs every couple of years are common... rehiring is a general practice, although most employees start off as contractors

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Not sure how annual sales projections are made... inneffective this year?

Recommends
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great employer, benefits,and great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer

    I have been working at Varian Semiconductor

    Pros

    The benefits and pay are great. Your allowed to work independent but to have supervision when it is necessary or needed.

    Cons

    Hours sometimes can be difficult. Advancement is difficult in the position due to location. Not much choice for advancing unless at factory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be good to be able to crosstrain either into solar field and relocate if a location is establshed outside of mass. Opportunities in the field remotely is slim at best.

    Recommends
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A contractor working at Varian...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Varian Semiconductor

    Pros

    Flexible work/life/etc. attitude.
    My direct management very open-minded, relaxed, but competent.
    Interesting technology and goals.
    Nice surrounding area.

    Cons

    Management can be too "hands off" at times.
    Some of the non-contractors have an "us/them" attitude, which is quite strange, almost as if they're threatened.
    Office facilities for engineering are old and haven't been upgraded since the building was built, it seems. Quite dirty and noisy, as well.
    Salary could be more competitive but I'm not complaining in this economy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent about whether or not contract employees who would like to be hired have any chance to be hired permanently. Keep up the nice work/family balance options, like the ability to telecommute as needed. A very, very nice perk (actually shouldn't be seen as a perk anymore!) and conducive to good moral.

    Recommends
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