Varian - Strong knowledge base, poor on execution. | Glassdoor
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"Strong knowledge base, poor on execution."

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Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA
Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Walnut Creek, CA
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Very well established in the scientific instruments industry. Strong knowledge base. Fellow employees (non-management) are a pleasure to work with and interact with.

Cons

Varian's benefits package (ie medical, dental, retirement) is VERY poor. Forced furloughs even before it became en vogue due to the economic downturn. Low morale abounds due to lack of advancement opportunities and the threat of layoffs is ever present. There is a strong focus to outsource all/most product manufacturing thus career longevity should not be expected for any production support functions. There are alot of processes/people (and even products!) from a bygone era that are not relevant for today's business conditions

Advice to Management

Need to focus on new/updated products and iron out issues prior to shipping finished product to customers.

Other Employee Reviews for Varian

  1. "A lot of promise, bleak reality..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and location are better than at other companies in the Valley.

    Cons

    Old company with a lot of legacy problems. Poisonously political environment. Marketing non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    This company is in desparate need of professional management.


  2. "Excellent work place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture, Helpful people. Nice place for freshers.

    Cons

    Found Nothing. Very good company.

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