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Accuray Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Great mission and great products (in 8 reviews)

  • high quality products that make a real difference in the quality of life for those fighting cancer (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management including executive team seem lost (in 7 reviews)

  • Top heavy organization, recent loss of technical talent (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has a great mission that has an amazing impact on the lives of people. People there are committed to improve outcomes for patients

    Cons

    The company faces strong competition from entrenched competitors making it difficult to demonstrate the differentiated and better products and services that they offer.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to drive the adoption of this technology in the many hospitals and clinics around the globe in order to fulfill your mission


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Accuray full-time

    Pros

    Good salaries and benefits.

    Cons

    Politics, lots of turnover. Management tried to sell the company but no buyers


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Stay Away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee commitment and expertise, Products performance and leading edge technology. Difficult to find 20 word minimum requirement to describe the "Pro's" for Accuray

    Cons

    Management team has no understanding how to grow revenue or establish realistic fiscal expectations. They have not grasped the concept of " Under promise and Over deliver" for the Street having not met revenue or growth targets for 5-years.
    Disappointing given the State-of-the-Art position of the products


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Accuray full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very cool medical technology that helps cancer patients.

    Cons

    Company is becoming too corporate


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Nice people - questionnable management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very energetic and hard working team.
    People do believe in what they are doing.
    Salary is average for the function (service)

    Cons

    Very poor life balance due to lake of resources
    Career path are not foreseen as fair by most
    Lake of recognition for management is not highly motivating

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent to employees - most of them are really doing their best to fulfill their mission to patients and users - they deserve such honesty


  7. Helpful (10)

    "Field Service Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive pay for a medical device company. Cool Technology

    Cons

    Working almost every other weekend and lots of late nights during the week for field service seems to be the norm for this company. Very poor work life balance. The company has had 2 layoffs since I was hired 9 months ago. Also lots of problems with bad parts and out of date procedures that frankly are useless. It's like trying to fix something without using your hands. It doesn't work very well. I can't wait to leave this job! After 20yrs in field service I can honestly say this has been the worst so far. My advice would be keep looking...you don't want to work here.

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great mission"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, collaborative environment
    Great products
    Employees are very connected to the mission of the company in fighting cancer.
    Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Too many layoffs
    Frequent reorganizations and layoffs put a strain on morale.
    Low stock price does not reflect huge progress of the company.
    Minimal bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Stabilize the organization.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Production Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Accuray full-time

    Pros

    Great to work on products that help caner patients.
    Company created social events (BBQ, Ice Cream Socials, Picnics) to help employees socialize.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance.
    Some of the worst management that I ever had was at Accuray.
    Company struggles to become profitable.

    Advice to Management

    Close up shop in Sunnyvale and move whole operation to Madison.
    Determine and fire bad managers more quickly.
    Keep trying to bring employees together.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Sad State of Affairs"

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Engineering in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Product has the ability to make an impact in patient's lives.

    Cons

    Just about everything else. Poor quality management is widespread. Deteriorating company culture. High turnover. Very low morale in the remaining workforce. Creativity and desire to build a great product for patients is driven out of employees. You would think it should be difficult for a health care company to not be a fulfilling place to work. Sadly, this is a truly impressive feat of destruction!

    Advice to Management

    I suppose it is easy to point the finger at management, however, in this case, maybe taking a hard look at the culture created by current management would be worthwhile. Remove the most toxic managers. Create an environment people want to work in.


  11. "good company, good techknowledgy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    take good care of employees and customers. willing to make tough decisions and trdeoffs to get profitable. We are no good to anyone if we run out of money.

    Cons

    the value proposition of Accuray products is clear for a new market that isnt locked into legacy products. Its like trying to talk your company from switching from PCs to Macs.



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