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"Looking at Veeco? Keep looking."

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Santa Barbara is a great place to live.

Cons

Management is clueless and detached. Reorganizations seem to occur regularly at six month intervals, and these lead to three problems:

1. Projects get lost in the shuffle. As an engineer, you have no confidence that what you work on will still be considered a priority in six month's time.

2. Every reorg seems to introduce yet another layer of management. Even as a senior
engineer, I'm still five layers from the top. More and more of my time is spent generating
reports so that all of my bosses will look productive.

3. Management (especially the newest members) don't seem to know much about the technology they are supposed to be driving. Admittedly, it's arcane stuff, but there's no excuse.

Advice to Management

Pay attention and try to figure out why people are leaving the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Veeco Instruments

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A place for high performing people..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Germany (Belarus)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Germany (Belarus)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    "A place for high performing people" is a common statement you hear at Veeco and it is certainly true. A lot is asked from Veeco but also a lot is given. For people seeking their boundaries - Training and mentorship is provided for those who want to contribute more. Company financial background is solid plus being No. one in all important markets served: Thin film, Wet etch etc... - Clearly dominate over various competition.
    Culture and compensation are good and professional. If you want to know how far you can go - This is a place to go.

    Cons

    Not everyone can stand the speed / take the challenge. With conservative top management - headcount sometimes is lean which can result in increased workload to individuals. This is no place for "nine to five"


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Significant expansion"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been working at Veeco full time for approximately one year.

    What I like about the Company?

    - Driven Executive Team with a vision to grow the Company significantly Organically and
       Inorganically.
    - Fast moving, dynamic environment.
    - Leading Edge Technology.
    - Super Smart people who are confident but don't come with an Ego.
    - Collaborative Team Environment where everyone just wants to get on and do better.
    - Trust that Management have in Employees.
    - Growth potential and investment into people and infrastructure to enable that growth.

    The Veeco environment is really a refreshing place to work in, where decisions are made fast and people are challenged to develop and contribute.

    Cons

    What I do not like about the Company?
    Veeco is already a leading technology company in the Semiconductor industry and is expanding at a significant rate through organic and Inorganic growth.
    Veeco must continue to bring in best talent and improve processes and infrastructure to serve this market at a Best In Class level. There is still plenty of potential to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be ambitious and add to the portfolio to move the needle over next years.
    Further invest in people and infrastructure to drive growth.

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