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Accuray Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2019

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3.3
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Accuray CEO Joshua Levine (no image)
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66 Ratings
Pros
  • "Still great products that help people fight cancer(in 11 reviews)

  • "Collaborative environment, interesting products to work on, good work/life balance, great coworkers(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Fails to meet business model on a continuing basis due to allowing unmotivated individuals to hold and keep upper management positions(in 10 reviews)

  • "Organization is top heavy, retention issues - too much experience and talent going out the door(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Making the right changes"

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accuray full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Outstanding technology that can make an impact on patients, great people working with you and driving to the same goal of fighting cancer, management seems to be listening, making hard choices to do the right thing and keep the company going in the right direction. This may not have been true in the past but definitely seems the case as of the past 6 -12 months.

    Cons

    The underdog (I like that - only the scrappy and extremely perseverant need apply). Also fighting against huge inertia of old perceptions of company and technology in the market - most people I talk to haven’t heard about updates the company has made for more than 7-10 years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the efforts to listen to your teams about what is going on and moving forward. I feel like we’re on the right track.

    Accuray2019-07-18
  2. "Good Pay and great perks"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Accuray full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Get to work from home and pay is pretty good. Can mostly set you own schedule.

    Cons

    Sometimes have to work late and on some weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what FSEs have to say.

    Accuray2019-06-21
  3. "Engineering tech"

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    I worked at Accuray

    Pros

    Nice people and good environment to work in.

    Cons

    Nothing out of the ordinary I can remember.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Accuray2019-05-03
  4. Helpful (2)

    "CFO turnover, not good enough"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accuray full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You work with nice but incompetent people

    Cons

    No career opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Sell or liquidate the company

    Accuray2019-05-02
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Not political, hardworking people, good products."

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    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Accuray full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice, competent people working hard to get things done. Not a lot of drama. (Adults work here.) Good technology. Good pay, benefits, infrastructure. Opportunities for flexibility, reasonable hours and advancement if you’re good at what you do and are productive and collaborative.

    Cons

    Niche and specialty products in competitive market creates a lot of financial pressure in a public company. Impacts projects, people and priorities which sometimes change erratically. Upper management is a little distant. Industry is technical and business is complex, worldwide.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a story and stick to it.

    Accuray2019-03-15
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging but rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Accuray full-time

    Pros

    Get treated well and have the opportunity to take on challenges

    Cons

    Not enough support roles left due to layoffs so too many people asking for assistance really throws off focus.

    Accuray2019-03-04
  7. Helpful (2)

    "currently working"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accuray full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great company, flexible, friendly work environment

    Cons

    nothing I can think of

    Accuray2019-01-19
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Not enough gas in the tank"

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    Former Employee - Test Technician in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Accuray full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay Awesome benefits Great business model Great technology Good opportunities for movement Great culture, if you like a laid back work place Fun people

    Cons

    Fails to meet business model on a continuing basis due to allowing unmotivated individuals to hold and keep upper management positions. They lose long time hardworking engineers and other employees due to corporate politics and management issues that could be dealt with through removal of inefficient employees. Needs an overhaul on communication between R&D, sustaining engineers, technicians, and field... teams. Documentation process needs an overhaul to become more efficient. Documentation, authorization and application of eco's, suggested improvements is held up due to ego issues between departments. The process in which communication should be swift and clear is muddied with paperwork and insufficient analysis. Large expenditures on unnecessary parties/meetings, field engineering team resources, and overwhelming overspending on parts and middle men.

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    Advice to Management

    Cut out the middle men on parts. Revamp many processes of communication between R&D, field engineers, and production. Treat employees as people not numbers and production will increase. Not through financial means but through listening to flaws in the current system. Hire a consulting firm to find and improve or eliminate inefficient employees, processes, and expendatures. But do not allow employees... know that they have been implanted into the system. Keep up the good work, cutbacks and work on improving the stock price through engaging in efficient communication from patients to production and everyone in between. Offer long time, PROVEN, and hardworking employees better pay or to improve processes to stay if they begin a search for a new employer. The revolving door is opening a door for opportunities to revamp current flaws in the system but is also allowing knowledgable hard working individuals to find work elsewhere.

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    Accuray2019-01-21
  9. "Good engineering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Accuray full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice product, good engineering group.

    Cons

    Business direction and model, and sales.

    Accuray2019-01-19
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Repair linear accelerators."

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    Current Employee - Production Technician in Middleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Accuray full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Room for growth within the company.

    Cons

    I have non at this time.

    Accuray2018-12-26
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