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Varian Medical Systems Overview

Palo Alto, CA
5001 to 10000 employees
1950
Company - Public (VAR)
Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Varian Medical Systems focuses energy on saving lives and is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating and managing cancer. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, Varian employs approximately 6,400 people at sites around the

Varian Medical Systems Reviews

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Varian Medical Systems President & CEO Dow R. Wilson
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    "Good company, terrible work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Varian Medical Systems (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Culture, training, coworkers, benefits, and technology

    Cons

    Work-life balance. Base pay is low with the promise of overtime. No loyalty from management, especially in the southern region. Once you get on the regional director's bad side, there's no recovery; he preaches grace but doesn't practice it.

    Advice to Management

    Be loyal to the long-term employees. They deserve more support than to be put out to pastor just because VMS is looking for a way to reduce salary costs. You've lost too many good employees in the last 4 years.

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Varian Medical Systems Photos

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Varian Medical Systems Interviews

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    SAP Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Varian Medical Systems (Palo Alto, CA).

    Interview

    Total 3 rounds of interview. Two telephonic rounds and one face to face. The interviewer were really nice. I was confident that I will land a job here based on the feedback from the hiring managers and teams but unfortunately I am yet to hear any rejection or confirmation. But overall my experience was really good.

    Interview Questions

    • Related to my skills set and profile. Technical questions based on your expertise and few behavioral questions.   Answer Question
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Varian Medical Systems Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
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