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Accuray Reviews

Updated January 4, 2018
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance is respected (in 7 reviews)

  • Great products that help people fight cancer (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Accuray (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Salary
    Good Benefits
    Great Product, makes you feel good to contribute to saving lives

    Cons

    Management seems directionless
    Not many opportunities


  2. Helpful (4)

    "A company at a stand still..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Accuray full-time

    Pros

    Once promising dynamic radiation oncology technologies...

    Cons

    Senior management does not understand the radiation oncology space and is not interested in learning it

  3. Helpful (3)

    ""Running in circle""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Best and differentiated products, making a difference in saving cancer patients' lives. If you have a family member or friend with cancer, you will appreciate the impact this company is making.

    Cons

    Too much turnover and reorg every year.

    Some of the best leaders and passionate workers were driven out. Deteriorated the culture of the company and teams, which is often overlooked in businesses but vital for small companies battling Goliaths

    Advice to Management

    Keep your best coaches and players


  4. Helpful (9)

    "Great People, Heartless Management"

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

    I worked at Accuray full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People at lower levels and medical affairs, service, and clinical specialist areas are very friendly, supportive, and passionate about their work.

    Cons

    Corporate HQ Management does not care about their employees, only where their next paycheck comes from. They have no concerns throwing their employees under the bus when something goes wrong and have no support or accountability for their own actions. Since departure of COO, it's turned into a club where your job is only safe if you know someone, and you will be let go without an exit interview, without any reasoning. Turnover rate has been high for a number of years and will not change anytime soon.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like people. Your company is not going to grow or be successful if you only show appreciation for the people with the highest paychecks.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Don't Shoot for the Stars"

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

    I worked at Accuray full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic technology and dedicated staff. Central operations teams dedicated to moving the company forward.

    Cons

    Entrenched engineering and manufacturing lines of business resist change and have a "if we build it, they will come" attitude. There's little liaison between the product itself and engineering.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on increasing sales in markets that are stable rather than go for the huge payoffs. Stabilize your market position. Hire technical product managers who can interpret market trends and customer requirements into product improvements.


  6. Helpful (9)

    "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 (2)

    "Toxic managers"

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    Former Employee - Production Technician III in Monroe, WI
    Former Employee - Production Technician III in Monroe, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Accuray (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great products. Good vision for the company recently.

    Cons

    One particular manager has a Napoleon complex that is going to sour prospective employees on remaining in the manufacturing arena of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of those managers that practice blatant favoritism. Look into the exceptions to the company rules that are granted to a select few employees in manufacturing.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Post Buyout"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Accuray full-time

    Pros

    Madison campus: Meaningful impact on patient care. Good people and good technical challenges.

    Cons

    After accuracy purchased Tomo, it was clear that the management team at Accuray was in over their heads on everything. Poorly prepared. Their style was management by fear and misinformation. It was a blessing to be laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Do your jobs.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Cool stuff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accuray full-time

    Pros

    Top notch product development team consisting of battle tested engineering veterans who brought the best of lessons learned from other companies and hot shot youngsters capable of sustained innovation year after year.

    Cons

    Company was touted as a growth story by former CEO but never was profitable in its nearly 2 decades of existence. There is a bright future for SBRT but that future was oversold by the mgmt team. Given the financial history I assume it will be tough to continue to invest in innovation like they did in the past.

    Advice to Management

    None - management from that era was all given the boot. Good luck to all the ARAY faithful who stuck it out.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Physicist"

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    Current Employee - Physicist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Physicist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Accuray full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The products are cutting edge

    Cons

    Upper Management including executive team seem lost


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