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Accuray Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2019

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  1. Helpful (10)

    "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
  2. Helpful (3)

    "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
  3. Helpful (8)

    "Great mission but very top heavy"

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

    I worked at Accuray

    Pros

    Having to chance to work with brilliant and creative people working together to cure cancer was life changing.

    Cons

    Once Accuray acquired TomoTherapy the collaborative culture at TomoTherapy was completely wiped out. Accuray is a very top-heavy company which seemed to have little appreciation for the work of the talented and dedicated people that designed and built the TomoTherapy machine.

    Advice to Management

    Have the Madison site be your main headquarters and reduce the headcount in Sunnyvale.

    Accuray2016-08-24
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Making a difference matters!"

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

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

    Pros

    Company is currently transitioning to a matrix style "adult" company after the Accuray-TomoTherapy merger where both were still running as start ups. Lots of growing pains but also lots of opportunity. Everyone knows they are making a difference and has kept me through even the worst times with this company. Overall, its the people who make a good place to work and there are some of the best here.

    Cons

    There are still a few very toxic managers left and its taking too long to get them out. Cutting to profitability never works but they keep trying. Partly due to how FDA regulates medical devices but also partly due to executive ignorance, but the company still does not have a handle on managing/planning software products - its gotten a lot better but this growing pain is pretty painful. Change is happening but its slow,...

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    Advice to Management

    Look into your micro-managing front line managers and remove them, they are toxic to a good culture. Continue to care and try.

    Accuray2016-07-13
  5. Helpful (3)

    "engineer"

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

    I worked at Accuray

    Pros

    there are some good and super smarts engineers

    Cons

    management team lacks vision on how to grow the product and revenue

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people

    Accuray2016-06-09
  6. Helpful (7)

    "Post Buyout"

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    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.

    Accuray2016-04-10
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Accuray full-time

    Pros

    Smart engineers, good mission but ultimately we are bound by who buys the cyberknife and thus adding features becomes all about $$ rather than actually helping people fight cancer

    Cons

    sales dpt is 1 person mgmt cares too much about themselves

    Advice to Management

    build out a sales team

    Accuray2016-03-15
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Cool stuff"

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    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.

    Accuray2016-03-15
  9. "Rewarding Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excelent work conditions, Great people to work with, friendly culture and activities to engage you and your fellow workers. Fair pay

    Cons

    up coming company looking to maximize profits so lots of layoffs and changes

    Accuray2016-02-25
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Physicist"

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

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

    Pros

    The products are cutting edge

    Cons

    Upper Management including executive team seem lost

    Accuray2016-02-24
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