Gatan
1.7 of 5 6 reviews
www.gatan.com Pleasanton, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Mar 16, 2014

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Sander Gubbens


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    Hard to innovate at Gatan

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Pleasanton, CA

    ProsSome nice people. Good work/life balance- the parking lot is empty by 5.15.

    ConsThey don't know anything about software. Physicists write spaghetti code and think it's genius.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring some software professionals in.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disappointed with my time here

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Pleasanton, CA

    ProsInteresting problems to work on; friendly coworkers; reasonably flexible scheduling; monthly catered lunches

    ConsDismal management, poor rewards, bad morale, culture of secrecy, low pay, low raises, no performance-related bonus

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut down the stick and get a bag of carrots

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe work is interesting & challenging.

    ConsThe management is not, they lay to you to pay you less...!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Lord of the Flies meets Goodfellas.

    SQA Engineer (Current Employee)
    Pleasanton, CA

    ProsCatered lunches by Subway. Good water pressure in the rest rooms. I'm drawing a blank.

    ConsThe absolute worst management I have encountered in my career. Brazen mendacity is the part of the corporate culture. The approach to engineering relies on superhero performance from a few, with the rest along for the ride. Ad hoc project management is still used despite chronic failure to deliver on time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake responsibility for your mistakes and stop acting as proxies for your corporate overlords.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to let your career stagnate

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Pleasanton, CA

    ProsSome very talented engineers work at Gatan, parts of the products were cutting edge at one time, unfortunately the company is running on intellectual fumes at this time.

    ConsManagement is tone deaf, conceited and self-serving.
    Senior technical staff with tenure waste money on pie-in-the-sky research with no repurcusions.
    HR is AWOL

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop the boondoggle trips and do your jobs. Try promoting some of your people instead of focusing on your own promotion!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Unsatisfactory

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Pleasanton, CA

    ProsRank and file engineers are good coworkers, some of them a pleasure to work with.

    ConsGatan management was not up to the task.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink less about personal advancment/perks/bonuses, more about the common good, decent work environment, playing by rules, rank and file employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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