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Accuray Reviews

Updated May 3, 2019

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Joshua Levine
64 Ratings
  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great mission, bad culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Accuray full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You can make a real difference in the lives of cancer patients and caretakers around the world, and some of the people are brilliant and wonderful.

    Cons

    Disengaged, unaware leadership constantly flails from one priority to the next before finishing anything. The lack of focus is distracting to employees and damages the company's story to the market and to investors. It's possible to do great work here, but it almost happens in spite of the bevy of VPs, not because of their leadership. Averaging a layoff every 18 months over a decade isn't great either.

    Advice to Management

    Develop confidence!

    Accuray2018-11-17
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Execs are getting promoted while lower levels are being RIF'd to save cost..."

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

    I have been working at Accuray full-time

    Pros

    The products used to be better than the competition, but the company has no budget to catch up..

    Cons

    Execs are leaving the company and the remaining execs are not adding any value. Employees are very demotivated and more and more people are leaving the company.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the CEO and your key execs to give this company a chance of survival!

    Accuray2018-12-07
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Accuray needs changes at the top"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Accuray full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great products that the employees are proud to be building.

    Cons

    Very top heavy with managers at too many levels. Way too many managers that don't really contribute to the company's bottom line or add value to the products. The stock value is non-existent. This is very defeating for any employee that's trying to contribute to the overall success of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Over 7 years now since buying TomoTherapy; something needs to change at the upper levels to make the company profitable. Senior people are leaving because of the lack of confidence and trust in management. Managers need to better communicate with the employees doing the real work everyday and respect their efforts. People can't work efficiently when all aspects of the business are in some form of chaos. The people in...

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    Accuray2018-10-30
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Top heavy, pay was below standard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Accuray full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, interesting products to work on, good work/life balance, great coworkers

    Cons

    Organization is top heavy, retention issues - too much experience and talent going out the door. Came close to doubling my income by leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Lean things out up top, invest more in keeping your experienced technicians, engineers, and software developers.

    Accuray2018-08-17
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Management"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Accuray full-time

      Pros

      Revolutionary product. Highly committed personnel.

      Cons

      Corporate mismanagement has squandered this unique opportunity.

      Accuray2018-08-23
    • Helpful (5)

      "Great products, poor leadership."

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

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

      Pros

      Great, innovative technology. Lots of dedicated staff who are there because they believe in the mission of the company.

      Cons

      Executive and board leadership is sorely lacking skills needed to turn company around.

      Advice to Management

      Replace CEO and CFO with better leadership skills.

      Accuray2018-08-21
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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Accuray full-time

      Pros

      Many strong intelligent individual contributors. Weak processes so if you are willing to work VERY hard you will be rewarded.

      Cons

      No direction from executive management Poorly managed resources and communication from top down Top heavy organization Employees who are strong see failures and move on while weak employees stay as they have no other options. Decisions for roadmap have no justification or ROI estimates. Employee burn out is rampant.

      Advice to Management

      Clean out

      Accuray2018-08-21
    • Helpful (4)

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Accuray full-time

      Pros

      Product offering People Management open to drive change for overall company improvements

      Cons

      Inconsistent financial performance Market competition Need to drive change faster from the old ways of operating

      Advice to Management

      Continue bringing in talent that will drive change Commit to financial performance Put the people first and they will drive results needed

      Accuray2018-06-21
    • Helpful (5)

      "good pay and benefits. flexible work environment. good work/life balance."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good work/life balance. Good pay and benefits compared with region. Management that Cares about employees and is open and honest.

      Cons

      small company competing against Large companies in our specialized product sector. Can't seen to break into the domestic market.

      Advice to Management

      Way too top heavy with VPs, Directors, and non-value added positions. Cut Costs and Close Sunnyvale offices. Stop kidding yourselves and move all to Madison , WI

      Accuray2018-06-18
    • Helpful (2)

      "It's what you make of it"

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      Current Employee - Engineering in Madison, WI
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Accuray full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Cool technology, one of the best corporate missions one could have, still small enough that one person can make an impact.

      Cons

      There are some "fiefdoms" to deal with. Company is still struggling financially somewhat.

      Advice to Management

      Follow through on initiatives...people won't buy in to new initiatives if previous ones were left by the side of the road.

      Accuray2018-05-07
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