Varian Medical Systems Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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  1. Sr financial analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Livermore, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Livermore, CA

    I worked at Varian Medical Systems (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good team members, stable industry. Great product. Job stability

    Cons

    Not too many growth advancements for junior positions


  2. Helpful (2)

    Marketing communications

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

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great product - save lives. Good people who believe in their work

    Cons

    Career growth is not easy

    Advice to Management

    Help employees grow


  3. Helpful (2)

    Best Company

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

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Well Paid
    * Industry Leader
    * Focused Purpose
    * Excellent Corporate Management

    Cons

    * Stressful in that there are market challenges
    * Pressure to achieve goals


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Coordinate Customer Visits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Visit Specialist in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Visit Specialist in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great industry leadership, innovation, and vision. Excellent benefits. The people who work here are passionate about what they do. Common goal ... Saving lives with the best technology for cancer treatment.

    Cons

    some bureaucracy to deal with in a large corp of over 6,000 employees

    Advice to Management

    Everyone in the organization counts.


  6. Product marketing manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Varian is the market leader and has the best products to date, although the information system is questionable versus Elekta's IMPAC system. What Varian does as a company (providing solutions to cancer patients requiring radiation therapy) is very good thing.

    Cons

    The medical group has grown form ~800 employees WW in the late 80's early 90's to todays numbers 7 fold and tremendous growth in revenue, unfortunately, depending on what your looking for has become a company that creates process (IMPORTANT) to be able to plug any "Joe" into a position (not realistic for many groups). I feel that "good" managers and management has not and was unable to keep up with growth and employee morale has suffered. Not to say all groups are unhappy but it definitely is a growing with "so" many "good" people choosing to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Ask yourself, would you stay if you were not vested?


  7. Helpful (1)

    Applications Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Specialist in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Team -oriented atmosphere with many avenues to succeed and progress in company

    Cons

    Always "connected" to work via phone/email

    Advice to Management

    none, as I feel they do a great job in all aspects


  8. Not what I was expecting!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electrical Design Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Electrical Design Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good health insurance. That's it!

    Cons

    Not This is my second job after I came to US from Canada, and I never expected it to be like this! Worst management ever.


  9. A lot od driving, but good pay.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer

    I worked at Varian Medical Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Training, nice company car, good management, outstanding co-workers when you get to see them. good 401k, all around good company.

    Cons

    So much driving, if you are not able to drive for extended periods it will be tough for you. that is really the only downside to the company and job.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Rewarding and great benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and very rewarding

    Cons

    Work/life balance, support to field

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees better


  11. Helpful (1)

    Software Quality Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good for beginners and family oriented people

    Cons

    Little encouragement for new ideas

    Advice to Management

    Requires more exposure



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