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Accuray Reviews

Updated May 3, 2019

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Stay Away"

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

    I worked at Accuray full-time for 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

    Accuray2016-12-23
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Accuray full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very cool medical technology that helps cancer patients.

    Cons

    Company is becoming too corporate

    Accuray2016-10-14
  3. Helpful (11)

    "Nice people - questionnable management"

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

    I worked at Accuray full-time for 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

    Accuray2016-10-10
  4. Helpful (19)

    "Field Service Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Accuray

    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...

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    Advice to Management

    None

    Accuray2016-11-01
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great mission"

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

    I have been working at Accuray full-time for 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.

    Accuray2016-09-04
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    "Production Manager"

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    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.

    Accuray2016-08-31
  7. Helpful (12)

    "Sad State of Affairs"

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

    I worked at Accuray

    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.

    Accuray2016-09-24
  8. "good company, good techknowledgy"

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

    I have been working at Accuray full-time for 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.

    Accuray2016-08-16
  9. Helpful (9)

    "Extremely poorly managed business"

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great product and great people. Although the product innovation is almost gone and now falling behind competition ...

    Cons

    Extremely bad management - especially the executive team. Layoffs happen every 6 months because mgmt can't plan properly and really doesn't understand the business or customers. The CEO is totally lost and always over promises and under delivers. Need to fire all of upper mgmt and the board of directors that believe the ridiculous operating plan every year and fail the investors and employees regularly. Lack of accountability...

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    Advice to Management

    Either go to business school to learn how to run a business or fire yourself - because you have no idea how to run the business - when a company laysoff every 6 months, there are real issues at the top and lack of understanding of the business ...

    Accuray2016-09-13
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic managers"

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

    I worked at Accuray for 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.

    Accuray2016-08-17
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