Varian Medical Systems - Great company! Just needs to open it's eyes to Gen Y employee mindsets. | Glassdoor
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"Great company! Just needs to open it's eyes to Gen Y employee mindsets."

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Current Employee - Engineer
Current Employee - Engineer
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Approves of CEO

Pros

Like participating in the fight against cancer.

Cons

Management has not accepted the fact that many positions can be done from home. It's too bad that if you are not in from 8 - 5pm showing your face, then many managers think you are not doing a good job. For god sakes...don't kill the corporate support people by overworking them. You can't possibly think that the level of corporate support for our engineering team can be the same level as it was five years ago after all this growth.

Advice to Management

Time to be more flexible with working time. Measure by performance, not by time sat in an office. Maybe the 75 year old guy next door hasn't caught on to the way the young generation thinks and works. Guess what...you will not be able to keep young people here if you think they can fit into that mold. Otherwise, it's a great company!

Other Employee Reviews for Varian Medical Systems

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Rotten corporate culture under a grand veil of life saving products"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Engineering people are serious about making a product that cure cancer.

    Cons

    poor employee objective setting and evaluation; political; backward technology; poor leadership.

    Advice to Management

    replace them.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with good corporate culture. What Varian produces helps to save lives and ease pain and suffering, very satisfying work.

    Cons

    As another reviewer stated, it seems to be the vocal loudmouths who get the attention and rewards, regardless of the merits of their ideas. Varian is definitely a company where schmoozing and politicking is a pre-requisite to recognition and advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Look for valuable ideas from employees who are less prone to bravado and puffery. Recognize that raising the volume of an argument does not make it more correct.

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