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"Greta place to live; is there a better place to work?"

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Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Barbara, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Great technology; great location. Super people

Cons

Layoffs, constantly changing priorities. Senior management are not familiar with basic technology

Advice to Management

Too many projects are being planned. Cut back and be more realistic

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Looking at Veeco? Keep looking."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A place for high performing people..."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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"

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