Veeco Instruments Reviews

Updated July 9, 2015
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Veeco Instruments CEO and Director John R. Peeler
John R. Peeler
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Pros
  • For quite a stretch the profit sharing checks were generous (in 5 reviews)

  • High tech company with a lot of problems (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management did not stand up for me against the customer which were using me as a contract negotiation tactic (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Ok Place to work

    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Somerset, NJ

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable compensation and flexible hours

    Cons

    Constant restructuring, weak technical development, no technical challenges

    Advice to Management

    Reduce management layers


  2. Solid company with no politics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Plainview, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Plainview, NY

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Open culture where you can challenge and be challenged without fear of reprisal or animosity. There are no politics at the 1st to 3rd level of the company which means people can focus on doing a good job and raising difficult issues so they can be solved. Rewarding environment for performers with lots of internal promotion and formal succession planning. Very strong and effective HR and recruiting team.

    Cons

    Cyclical industry means tightening the belt when the market drops but a culture of rewarding performance and believing in people means cutting staff costs as a last resort.

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking for new markets outside of general lighting to take the core (or other)technologies to exciting new segments.


  3. EMCORE

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

    I worked at Veeco Instruments full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Company was sold to larger company


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  5. Great Salary but minimal learning

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Level I in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Level I in Somerset, NJ

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Above average salary, some of the folks are very intellectual and amazing teachers!

    Cons

    Very Political Even though there are very smart people working with you, everyone holds their knowledge so you're learning curve is pretty flat. There is no training program for a new hiree, and way too many contractors and they hold their knowledge so very difficult to learn Repetitive work

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great commpany to work as an intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Veeco Instruments

    Pros

    nice people to work with.

    Cons

    lot of uncertainity in the job


  7. veeco has alright bonus and benefit.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Somerset, NJ

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments

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

    Pros

    bonus can be nice when it is profitable

    Cons

    there is no growth path

    Advice to Management

    hire fewer VPs


  8. Helpful (2)

    Approaching 10 years

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Plainview, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Plainview, NY

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Veeco is proactive about employee development. The markets they serve are high growth markets with fascinating consumer implications. Teams and departments work closely together to achieve company goals.

    Cons

    Cyclical business makes the downturns tough to handle but company is continuously improving and actively looking to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Communication from the senior level executives to all employees is essential.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Veeco a good place to work and grow

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

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Veeco has strong, best-in-class technology in all areas of their five business units and a strong team culture. Because of their market leadership and strong balance sheet they are followed by more investment analysts than other companies their size, which speaks volumes about future growth. I'm a seasoned professional that likes collaboration and flat organizations - Veeco is the one for me.

    Cons

    Veeco is spread out with sometimes too lean teams, requiring more coordination and outsourcing dependency

    Advice to Management

    continue to provide resources to employees and finance new ideas to grow like you have done in the past


  10. great experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at Veeco Instruments

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

    Pros

    I was at Veeco for 5 years and had a terrific experience -- people very cooperative and team oriented - senior management and leaders work hard and reward performance - fast paced technology space where new ideas thrived -- strong culture of execution

    Cons

    not enough time or money spent on communications - global company with many cultures to manage and connect

    Advice to Management

    push more communications support for strong alignment to match the great work ethic and cooperative spirit


  11. Helpful (2)

    Needs a new CEO

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Plainview, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in Plainview, NY

    I worked at Veeco Instruments full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Motivated employees, potential for growth.

    Cons

    CEO is widely rumored to be an alcoholic. Much of the senior staff has recently left for other companies as a result.

    Advice to Management

    Veeco needs a new CEO due to the substance abuse problem of John Peeler. This is a public company and the shareholder's interests are not being protected under these circumstances. Given that the man needs treatment, he should resign his post. This is a shameful situation that ought to be rectified.



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