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Varian Medical Systems Reviews

Updated January 20, 2018
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Pros
  • Great work-life balance; Appreciative environment for your work (in 38 reviews)

  • Great benefits and a healthy work environment (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Horrible work/life balance for salaried employees (in 16 reviews)

  • Upper management seems to put little to no "value" into your experience with the company or otherwise (in 12 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "OK"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mission saving lives
    Cooperative culture
    Good TrueBeam product

    Cons

    Lower salary
    Cost cutting
    Changing corporate goals WIGS? Software challenges

    Advice to Management

    Better develop and reward employees
    Pay good people market rates


  2. "Good place to start your career at."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Developer Intern in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Developer Intern in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Healthy environment and friendly colleagues make this place a great place to work at.

    Cons

    Have to find one yet.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Product Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Varian Medical Systems full-time

    Pros

    Mission to cure people with cancer
    Market leader
    Stable
    Nice cafeteria

    Cons

    Lack of Upward Mobility
    Too much inertia
    People use friction in processes to coast

    Advice to Management

    provide significant stock options incentives to innovate/ push business


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Physicist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Varian Medical Systems full-time

    Pros

    There are very good benefits

    Cons

    mediocre salary for physicists; chronieism ; nepositm; bullying ; corporate fascism runs unabated

    Advice to Management

    Drop Dead!


  5. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Varian Medical Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great work-life balance; Appreciative environment for your work.

    Cons

    It is not good for freshers


  6. "Field service representative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Representative I in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Field Service Representative I in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome people, your work really makes a change, and the company is well known throughout the medical community.

    Cons

    As with any business sometimes it is a push to finish projects but there is a IT department to help and management is very understanding as long as it wasn't a personal mistake.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe they could have pay review more often for the go getters. Some people do what's needed but some people really exceed in doing their job and customer service!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems full-time

    Pros

    Great products, benefits, and competitive pay.

    Cons

    Random working hours and always on call

  8. "engineering"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems full-time

    Pros

    stable company that wants to make a difference to the world.

    Cons

    slow to change and few people rule.

    Advice to Management

    none.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Incompetent Management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Varian Medical Systems full-time

    Pros

    Job security and slow paced.

    Cons

    Many of the incompetent managers or leads in the Palo Alto site have been with the company for years. Hence, they know the rules of the game quite well. Often time, they are known to take credits but not responsibilities. Occasionally, they like to point fingers at other teams and refused to work together to solve the issues on hand.

    No punishment for missing deadlines and it has become a trend.

    Little or no rewards for for hard work, which discourage to other employees that try to contribute more.

    Advice to Management

    Needs a system that would allow employees to voice their feedback about their managers.


  10. "Varian"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Varian has really good benefits in mediccal, dental, and vision coverage. Also receive profit sharing, quarterly bonuses, tuition reimbursement, and 401K. In plant promotions.

    Cons

    There are minimal negative things about the job position and company. Varian spin-off has a bunch of people worried about job safety.


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