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    "Accuray - a good idea longing to become a real company"

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    Former Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Accuray

    Pros

    The technology is good, people are open and friendly. Their service organization stands out as one of the most level headed management teams I have seen. Sales and Marketing are a joke. Engineering has a lot of good people just mismanaged due to the absence of a real product roadmap. Manufacturing is still in the early 1900's.

    Cons

    C-Level management is detached from employee base. Communication is poor to non-existent. Highly hierarchical culture where VP Level and above employees behave like they can get away with murder and almost always do. Extremely top heavy, when I left (Fall 2008) there was 1 executive (director level and above) for every 4 employees at the manager level and below. Lack of fundamental processes (Product LIfeCycle Management,...

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    Advice to Management

    Recognize that the people who took the company public cannot manage it as a public company and will inevitably fail. The company needs to bring in professional managers and replace the people currently at the C-Level (CFO already gone, good start) and VP Level. Mid level management is actually OK, just too many of them.

    Accuray2008-11-04
  1. "Making the right changes"

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Accuray full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Outstanding technology that can make an impact on patients, great people working with you and driving to the same goal of fighting cancer, management seems to be listening, making hard choices to do the right thing and keep the company going in the right direction. This may not have been true in the past but definitely seems the case as of the past 6 -12 months.

    Cons

    The underdog (I like that - only the scrappy and extremely perseverant need apply). Also fighting against huge inertia of old perceptions of company and technology in the market - most people I talk to haven’t heard about updates the company has made for more than 7-10 years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the efforts to listen to your teams about what is going on and moving forward. I feel like we’re on the right track.

    Accuray2019-07-18
  2. "Good Pay and great perks"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to work from home and pay is pretty good. Can mostly set you own schedule.

    Cons

    Sometimes have to work late and on some weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what FSEs have to say.

    Accuray2019-06-21

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