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www.veeco.com
Plainview, NY
501 to 1000 employees
1945
Company - Public (VECO)
Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Veeco Instruments gives high-tech components the VIP treatment. The company offers precision equipment for manufacturing, measuring, and testing microelectronic components, such as thin-film magnetic heads, photovoltaic solar cells, and semiconductor devices. Its deposition ... Read more

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

    Pros

    After working in the high tech / capital equipment / semiconductor world for many years, I find Veeco's culture to be a breath of fresh air. The environment is excellent - great executive sales and service leadership, no hidden agendas, clear objectives and a team that is built to drive additional value for both internal and external stakeholders. I can see the Executive Team has spent the last several years strengthening the management bench and fostering a culture of trust while having fun at the same time!

    The Senior Management Team communicates well and is not just focused on quartely results but ... growing the company organically and via M&A as well. Enough structure and processes to be held accountable as a publicly-held company, but not too rigid or structured that kills innovation, progress or speed!

    The "team" approach at Veeco is great - people looking to make a difference, provide world-class products and differentiated technology without all the baggage of employees constantly worrying about an old-school "CYA" mentality. You can really voice your opinion and make a difference at Veeco.

    The company continues to invest, build engineering and spend where needed! Management has right-sized operations and facilities in a thoughtful and respectful manner.

    Cons

    It's not Silicon Valley, but is that a con? It's the semiconductor industry but I presume those looking at Veeco already know about the nature of capital equipment and semiconductors!

    The management is doing a better-than-above-average job of building businesses that help to weather the segments that are cyclical.

    401K and Health Benes are better than average.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep strengthening the management bench, growth through M&A and continued investment in R&D / new products. Streamline financial reporting.

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Veeco Instruments Interviews

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    Engineering Interview

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    Declined Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Veeco Instruments.

    Interview

    Unnecessarily protracted - to the advantage of HR.
    Keep in mind, they are working on a technology that is old and researched to death. Couple that with the fact that their business is on a decline (they are consolidating) and it's clear that their "offers" aren't really offers at all. It's a scam to see which one of the interviewees will accept the lowest offer - yes, they lack basic ethics - and if you don't accept at first, then they will find something to deny you outright.

    STAY AWAY FROM VEECO.

    Interview Questions

    • They will ask you vacuum system / gas delivery system questions.   1 Answer
    • Phone interview: Is a light switch analog or digital?   1 Answer
    • Phone interview: Is a thermocouple analog or digital?   1 Answer
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