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Updated May 31, 2014

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3.0 15 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

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Pierre Mottet

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43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Experience at IBA

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsLaid back, lots of freedom, opportunity to gain experience with many different types of systems, variety of work atmospheres depending on shift.

    ConsLack of management, guidance, and documentation. It is on you to figure out how to learn what you need to know, as there is no proper training plan. IBA is also in a process of change, so rules seem to vary week by week.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut more effort into examining and improving management and documentation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Be very careful with any deal you make

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsWork was varied; technical workers had a great deal of opportunity to branch out; opportunity to travel and to work with people from fourteen different countries; interesting technology; products that could make a major difference in people's lives.

    ConsDifficult people could be found on every level, but management was unusually concerned about protecting themselves from their employees. As a results, any employee or potential employee must work extra hard to protect themselves from management. Thus, everything turned into a negotiation, and often settled agreements were still not honored. This is why the title of my review is "Be careful..."
    Anyone doing business with the company should always give thought to their "BATNA" (Best Alternative to a Negotiated Agreement.)
    The company is also poorly organized, with many communication problems, and is still managed by the same key people who ran it as a startup.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Position is better suited to someone fresh from college or a couple years of employment.

    Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsSomewhat flexible schedule, pay is great for an inexperienced new hire

    ConsRaises don't keep up, health benefits are average, new equipment can be a nightmare to install. In example, every part I received from Headquarters was damaged on arrival. Meaning the part has to be fixed before it can be used to fix what it was sent for. Little advancement potential, literally go from being in the trenches to in charge of everything, if you positioned yourself for the jump to management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to look a bit further into scheduling and build a few plans for what to do if X or Y or Z happens. That way employees can plan what they need to do, like renew their apartment lease or get the kids enrolled into that great school.
    Get the supply chain worked out and get a better shipping containers and shipper.

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

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    Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsGreat people to work with
    Laid back atmosphere
    Many different things to learn and work on

    ConsShifts, no opportunity for job growth, small raises, limited job outlook in the field (training is limited to this company), no real training done just thrown into things to learn
    No work/life balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry and show you care about employees, management is a permanent vacation position, almost never on site and always drinking.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    May 6, 2014

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    Make the best of it, stay away from gossip

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat community in a vibrant city, open door policy with management. Opportunities for growth are possible.

    ConsIf you dont speak Spanish, you should learn if you plan on working here. But, I consider that a plus!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Rewarding but erratic jobs in Oncology using proton Therapy

    Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Jacksonville, FL

    ProsSchedule is a shifting 4 days on, 4 days off, 12 hour shifts. The shifting part is three weeks of nights over to three weeks of days. There is a lot to learn in this field. A job with IBA would appeal to anyone who likes to tinker with electronics and mechanics. Someone who also does not get bored doing the same test over and over.

    ConsDocumentation and training are difficult to come by. A small company that is based in Belgium. The Belgium thing can be a little weird at times or different, a for instance, wire labeling. I am use to labeling being origin to destination, in Belgium it is lowest number(meaning either origin or destination can come first). Little things like this can trip one up all the time and lead to confusion. Another thing is that if you work something to resolution one time and no one else has, then your the subject matter expert at this company. These are not necessarily bad things but can lead to some serious frustration.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good experience overall at the company

    Accountant (Current Employee) Dulles, VA

    ProsGood experience overall at the comp

    ConsGood exp overall at the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementNice experience overall at the company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Work people like dogs for scraps

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood place to work if you want to work on Proton therapy machines

    Consterrible hours.
    Constantly shifting work schedules. How does someone have a family life when you never know what your schedule will be week to week.
    Terrible pay for industry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCheck the industry for Linear Accelerator engineer pay.
    Then you'll see why you have so many job openings and constantly lose employees.
    You treat them terrible and pay them worse.
    You're PA site (University of PA) has gone through 3-4 engineers in the 4 years it's been open.
    And the job is open again , along with the site technical manager position at the same facility.
    What a surprise, so is the technical support position in Somerset NJ.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company to work for

    Sales (Former Employee) Reston, VA

    ProsGood life/work ratio, good work for those who are experienced

    Consa Little bit of Micromanagement

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) Aurora, CO

    Prospeople you work with
    time off when needed

    Consthere is no opportunity for advancement within the company

    Advice to Senior Managementprovide potential for job growth

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