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Accuray Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Jun 21, 2019

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Joshua Levine
64 Ratings
Pros
  • "Still great products that help people fight cancer(in 11 reviews)

  • "Collaborative environment, interesting products to work on, good work/life balance, great coworkers(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Fails to meet business model on a continuing basis due to allowing unmotivated individuals to hold and keep upper management positions(in 10 reviews)

  • "Organization is top heavy, retention issues - too much experience and talent going out the door(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Not political, hardworking people, good products."

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    Current Employee - Individual Contributor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice, competent people working hard to get things done. Not a lot of drama. (Adults work here.) Good technology. Good pay, benefits, infrastructure. Opportunities for flexibility, reasonable hours and advancement if you’re good at what you do and are productive and collaborative.

    Cons

    Niche and specialty products in competitive market creates a lot of financial pressure in a public company. Impacts projects, people and priorities which sometimes change erratically. Upper management is a little distant. Industry is technical and business is complex, worldwide.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a story and stick to it.

    Accuray2019-03-15
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not enough gas in the tank"

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    Former Employee - Test Technician in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay Awesome benefits Great business model Great technology Good opportunities for movement Great culture, if you like a laid back work place Fun people

    Cons

    Fails to meet business model on a continuing basis due to allowing unmotivated individuals to hold and keep upper management positions. They lose long time hardworking engineers and other employees due to corporate politics and management issues that could be dealt with through removal of inefficient employees. Needs an overhaul on communication between R&D, sustaining...

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    Advice to Management

    Cut out the middle men on parts. Revamp many processes of communication between R&D, field engineers, and production. Treat employees as people not numbers and production will increase. Not through financial means but through listening to flaws in the current system. Hire a consulting firm to find and improve or eliminate inefficient employees, processes, and expendatures. But do not allow employees know...

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    Accuray2019-01-21
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Great product"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The working environment is great and specially the product is very precise and help save lives.

    Cons

    Poor upper management. Product delays and poor management of project.

    Advice to Management

    Need to open and reduce Directors and VP's. Respect your regular employees.

    Accuray2017-10-09
  4. 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
  5. Helpful (6)

    "If you have a soul, stay away"

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

    I worked at Accuray full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    In the Madison area, they pay better than the majority of other companies in the area. And their benefits are decent for the area as well.

    Cons

    I can only speak for the Madison, WI office, so other locations might have a different opinion. If you don't have a soul and you can look at the mirror everyday and know that you aren't working on a product that you can be proud of, you can survive here. And survive is probably the best word I can use. If you really care about helping cancer patients to get treatment they need or if you have some dignity, this isn't...

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    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees. Treat them with some respect. Don't think that they are replaceable. Actually try to improve the product instead of slapping something together just to get it out the door.

    Accuray2016-03-06
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Great Technology - Horrible Upper Management"

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

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

    Pros

    Fantastic Technology, wealth of knowledge internally...at the worker level.

    Cons

    Upper management has zero appreciation for their employees.

    Accuray2015-12-14
  7. Helpful (9)

    "Pay is good, work environment is not."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Accuray

    Pros

    Company is starting to become profitable. I think if you are in the manufacturing area, most people are quite happy.

    Cons

    The guidance from upper management is change your attitude to be more positive or get out. Management just doesn't get it. To simply tell you to change your attitude but not address the problem will not fix the working environment. If you are not in manufacturing, the work environment is dismal.

    Advice to Management

    Screaming and yelling with profanity at people because they weren't able to make the deadlines because staff has been reduced by 20% is not going to make someone work harder. They will look elsewhere.

    Accuray2015-11-12
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Growing Pains"

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

    I worked at Accuray

    Pros

    Mission, technology, compensation, work flexibility

    Cons

    Upper management is very secretive causing a culture of mistrust. Too many legacy VPs, not enough hands-on people.

    Advice to Management

    Trim some of the upper management bloat at the top who are costly and unproductive.

    Accuray2015-06-24
  9. "Waiting for a breakout year"

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Product is world class and helps thousands of people throughout the world. The idea is there to help millions of people world wide. The somewhat new CEO has the right idea about moving the company into a profitable business.

    Cons

    Upper management makes decisions behind closed doors which at times has a negative affect directly on the employees who contribute the most. In recent years, talented employees have left for other opportunity and those positions were at times never refilled.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the lower level employees who do the most work. Their feedback goes unheard and those employees feel under appreciated.

    Accuray2015-05-20
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great technology"

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

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

    Pros

    Wonderful technology, world class product.

    Cons

    Poor upper management in the past, company struggle with finance.

    Accuray2014-03-05
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