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Sciton Overview

Palo Alto, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Sciton, Inc., located in Palo Alto, California, is a privately owned medical device company established in 1997 by co-founders James Hobart, Ph.D., and Daniel Negus, Ph.D., that provides advanced laser and light sources to medical professionals worldwide.

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Mission: Sciton’s mission is to provide systems that are technical and performance leaders for their applications; offer unparalleled reproducibility, efficacy and speed; give physicians the highest possible value; provide extraordinary reliability and durability, and solve ... Read more

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    • Manufacturing Assemblers with good manual dexterity and eye/hand coordination.

    • Technical Support Engineers committed to exceptional customer service.

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Sciton – Why Work For Us?

Sciton was created to provide advanced lasers and light sources to the aesthetic medical markets. With over a decade of performance behind us, Sciton systems have become the standard of care in each application our products address. Our commitment to our customers’ success is not limited to the performance of our systems. We also offer comprehensive clinical training and practice marketing programs to ensure they have all the building blocks to successfully incorporate their new investment into their practice and immediately enhance their bottom line. Additionally, our Customer Support and Service departments are responsive and ready to assist any queries relating to any and all customer needs.

Our flagship JOULE™ system exemplifies our approach to producing high quality, expandable platforms with no consumables that can perform a variety of non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. JOULE™ allows physicians to customize their own system one or more applications at a time, all in a single platform. This cost-effective and expandable approach, built with the highest performance and quality, can be configured for the greatest financial return resulting in superior value over other systems. As a result, Sciton’s systems have become the gold standard in each application addressed by its products. Sciton operates on a worldwide basis with direct sales forces in the United States and Japan and distributor partners in more than 45 countries. Sciton is ISO 13485 certified and follows strict U.S. FDA guidelines.

Founded by the laser industry’s preeminent engineers and physicists, Sciton’s mission is to provide best-in-class solutions to improve the human condition.
Our company strength stems from our diverse collection of talented employees. We are always looking for dedicated and driven individuals who excel in a challenging, team-oriented environment.

Let's Grow Together

At Sciton, we’re more than a company, we are a Family. We're a team of risk-takers and pioneers who've shaped the aesthetic medical device industry. Our open-door culture welcomes and fosters individuals who are creative, driven, passionate and willing to take the lead with us.

We’re looking for the right individuals who:

  • Fit well with the company’s core values
  • Don’t need to be tightly managed
  • Take ownership and accountability
  • Understand it’s not a “job”, but their RESPONSIBILITY.

Corporate History

Sciton, Inc., located in Palo Alto, California, is a privately owned medical device company established in 1997 by co-founders James Hobart, Ph.D., and Daniel Negus, Ph.D., who left Coherent Medical (the largest laser company in the world at the time) to start a new laser company that was completely self-financed.

Sciton was established with a focus on long-term results and making both patients and physicians happy. Sciton’s innovation, from Erbium lasers to dual flash-lamp technology, helped to improve concerns of existing treatments by increasing efficiency, minimizing downtime, and enhancing patient results.

Sciton offers a more lucrative business opportunity with training, education, and a support team behind it. Their wide range of products solves aesthetic and medical challenges in ways that other companies cannot — all from a single platform that allows a provider to offer multiple procedures with one investment and small additional add-ons.

Today, Sciton continues to grow as a totally employee-owned company, launching results designed with both physicians and patients in mind.

Sciton Reviews

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    "Transformational company leading the industry with proactive leadership."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Portland, OR
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    I have been working at Sciton full-time (More than a year)


    - Culture is WORLD CLASS
    - Sciton prioritizes family
    - Leadership has a plan
    - COO is the right person for the job
    - Products are without a doubt the best in the industry

    Sciton took a lot of criticism to heart last year and fixed benefits significantly. Health care for external employees used to be a challenge but is now a fantastic plan. Additionally- Sciton wants employees to have skin in the game so they have profit-sharing which is great for everyone.


    With any company in explosive growth mode, there are going to be a few growing pains. Changing and upgrading some of the older processes and systems takes time. The leadership is amazing and sensitive to that and the company culture.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t pump the brakes. Full throttle towards the goals. Now is the time for Sciton!

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Sciton Interviews



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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Sciton (Palo Alto, CA) in March 2015.


    My interview process started with an old external recruiter who had placed me years ago and an initial phone screen with the HR director. Next, I spoke with the hiring manager/Sr. Director of Marketing on the phone and was asked a series of behavioral/past experience questions before moving on to an in-person interview with the Marketing team and later, the two founders of the company. Given that this is a small privately-held company, the process can move quickly if they choose. I was able to meet and speak at length with a fair number of employees so I could ascertain the culture.

    I really enjoyed the family/close-knit environment of all the employees and was especially impressed with the full vertical integration of their manufacturing process. Not many capital equipment companies can say they source parts from all over and then hand-assemble in Palo Alto! The building has also undergone improvements, with new furniture and painting in the lobby and additional external signage.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you go about promoting our products in an environment laden with competitor products that often don't work?   1 Answer
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Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

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Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

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