Varian Medical Systems

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Varian Medical Systems Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
145 Reviews
3.7
145 Reviews
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Varian Medical Systems President & CEO Dow R. Wilson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They offer outstanding benefits and are relatively flexible with the work-life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • There are some really good people who work here (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Extremely poor management exists at all levels in clinical education (in 6 reviews)

  • Middle management politics causes in inefficiencies and negative employee relationships (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • 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 Medical Systems

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible hours, great for progression.

    Cons

    Currently under construction, location is not accessible by Trax

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Interesting work, healthy working atmosphere.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Useful products, helping treat cancer. Gives a good feeling.
    - A variety of available working topics.
    - Healthy working atmosphere, informal communication methods.
    - Training in the field of radiotherapy, positive to external training.
    - In all my interactions, I had the impression that higher-ranked people deserved to be there.
    - Healthy working hours, family-friendly.

    Cons

    - Medical device company, thus lots of regulatory paperwork even for engineers.
    - Large organization, slow in changes.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company to work for

    • 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 Medical Systems full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, work schedule, job satisfaction

    Cons

    lots of hours, lack of resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent company, products, and corporate culture

    • 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 Medical Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company, products, and corporate culture

    Cons

    This is a good, stable company. all good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best Job Ever!

    • 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 Medical Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There are alot of employees at Varian that have been with the company for 10-20+ years because it is an awesome company to work for. Medical benefits are great for families, plenty of days off plus the option to borrow more time off, and a Christmas shutdown for a week. The company has money to spend spend so everyone has the supplies and tools they need to do their job. The employees are very nice. No office gossip or drama at all! Everyone is prety l;aid back and very understanding. Good work/life balance. Very little stress. Tons of training on variety of topics. Education reimbursement program. Cafeteria has amazing food and employees get a pretty good discount. FREE gym with free exercise group classes all day!!! This is only the tip of the iceberg! Too many perks and benefits to mention. Ok, so they basically spoil you!

    Cons

    IT is a pain. They send your IT request to India. It takes a day for someone to get back to you only to tell you they can't help you and need to dispatch someone on site. Meanwhile, you can't print or whatever the priblem is for almost two days before anything is resolved. HR is horrific! Avoid them like the plague. Some of the employees feel entitled. A lot of moaning and complaining about not wanting to do their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More corporate events would be nice, but overall great job!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company with a clear vision

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems

    Pros

    great team environment, support from upper management, and a feel good environment knowing that what you're doing is directly helping cure cancer.

    Cons

    there are people who are hesitant to change because they have been there for so long. it's challenging to bring forward moving change to the company.

  8.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacuring Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Manufacuring Technician in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    No micro management, interesting work

    Cons

    Fixed yearly raises, does not cater well to weekend/off shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  9.  

    Perfect place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Regulatory Affairs in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Manager Regulatory Affairs in Pune (India)

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Feels happy and relaxed on work palce

    Cons

    I do not see

    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company, but could be a lot better with a bit more work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice company, respectable, honest. "Do well by doing good" is our motto, and we live by it. There is never a question about this. Also, they put a lot of effort into innovation and new products.

    Cons

    Too nice, needs to be more aggressive. If someone isn't doing their job, it is accepted, when it should not be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, but try to push your people a bit more too.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great adventure!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Installation Service Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Installation Service Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Varian Medical Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very professional and skilled people mostly from military background. So there is a great camaraderie between everyone. Work is challenging and satisfying. Work we do help others treat people with cancer, thus prolonging their lives. Great pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Installers travel a lot. Not bad for someone single, but difficult for young married couples.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve employee feedback and performance review criteria.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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