Varian Semiconductor

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Varian Semiconductor Reviews

Updated June 25, 2014
Updated June 25, 2014
15 Reviews
4.3
15 Reviews
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Varian Semiconductor CEO and Director Gary E. Dickerson
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  1.  

    Excellent Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Gloucester, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Gloucester, MA

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

    Pros

    Excellent Management and Business Processes
    Great place to learn

    Cons

    Compensation is on the low side

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very interesting place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Gloucester, MA
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Gloucester, MA

    I worked at Varian Semiconductor as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Love the product; very interesting. Learned a lot

    Cons

    Location. Gloucester is a long commute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great group of guys. Hire me back!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Satisfied

    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Employee satisfaction, job justification, benefits provided.

    Cons

    Salary, food, team activities, plenty meetings.

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  5.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Rio Rancho, NM
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Rio Rancho, NM

    I have been working at Varian Semiconductor full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, solid work environment

    Cons

    A little too customer friendly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Quality products, great people, including management, ideal working environment, good compensation, limited growth.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inventory Control in Gloucester, MA
    Former Employee - Inventory Control in Gloucester, MA

    I worked at Varian Semiconductor as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    management, opportunities, work environment, flexible schedule,

    Cons

    ability to become full-time employee from contract employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow more opportunity for contract employees to become full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, great people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Varian Semiconductor

    Pros

    Close to home, finally laid back enjoyment. Hi re and cuting offices around the world.lots of opportunity.can't say enough positive things

    Cons

    ruff industry.this is a very cyclical industry.semiconductors have a great deal of risk and the chances of lay offs a are very high.also the cost of living us very high on the region

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Party your work force better, especially when having record profits

  8.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Gloucester, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Gloucester, MA

    I have been working at Varian Semiconductor

    Pros

    Good pay and bennies.
    World wide travel
    People
    Location

    Cons

    Can sometimes feel clicky when dealing with day to day operations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in Gloucester, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in Gloucester, MA

    I have been working at Varian Semiconductor

    Pros

    Challenging work with good people.

    Cons

    Typical corporate politics. Being bought by AMAT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep middle management working together. Flatten salaries.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    fine

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gloucester, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gloucester, MA

    I have been working at Varian Semiconductor

    Pros

    Flexbility
    Visibility to C level execs

    Cons

    Too many politics / People steel others work
    Except for few, most of the Sr level management is a crap

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not every VP / Director deserve their titles / responsibilities.
    No reason why there need to be so much politics

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good, bad, ugly

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

    I have been working at Varian Semiconductor full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Has a lot of good people working hard to make a difference.

    Cons

    Has a good ol' boys atmosphere. Basically if something does not work and your in the good ol' boy network the procedure is wrong, if you are not in the network you did not follow the procedure.
    Promotions and pay driven whether your manager likes you or not -- not performance. I have been on both sides of the spectrum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break up the good ol' boy network.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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