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Varian Medical Systems Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Jan 21, 2022

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4.0
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Varian Medical Systems President & CEO Dow R. Wilson
Dow R. Wilson
444 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good place to work & great work life balance(in 90 reviews)

  • "Varian is a very good company to work for(in 56 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "no downsides from my side at varian(in 47 reviews)

  • "Poor work life balance existing(in 43 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company

      Nov 26, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay, Mission, commitment to employees

      Cons

      No cons to mention here

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      The BEST

      Jan 21, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people. Incredible work culture.

      Cons

      Much of the work force works from home so it's not easy to mingle and get to know one another.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Place to Work

      Jan 18, 2022 - Final Assembly in Palo Alto, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company has good benefits. Great people to work with and good management.

      Cons

      we got underpay even with Siemen Heathineers .

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Lots of Politics and Lack of Diversity

      Jan 19, 2022 - Final Test Engineer III in Allentown, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Ok benefits with (FSA/HSA) Pretty decent PTO (no sick leave though, but they did/do offer covid leave) Paid maternity/paternity leave if you are a breeder

      Cons

      Very political, especially in customer facing roles Not diverse No training in our division No advancement opportunities Giant managerial structure Double standards, managers does nothing about harassment in workplace

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Varian is the company where an intern can become CEO but everyone else stagnates

      Dec 30, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The front-facing mission of this company is great; Beat Cancer. When you work here you are often reminded that you are helping people all over the world. I think some departments really don't have to work very hard and if you're looking for "rest and vest" this might be a good place to work.

      Cons

      So many downsides: - Some projects are incredibly "fast-paced"; by which I mean you will spend 6 hours a day in meetings and then have to work really hard the rest of the day to get anything done. - Pay is extremely low for the Bay Area. Even if you are happy with your salary, you will find recruiting help to be near impossible. They will never offer enough to hire good talent. (I have seen offers fall through over 2-3% differences in ask/offered.) - Like career growth? Varian is NOT the place for you. The CEO started here as an intern and after that they decided never to promote anyone ever again. There are 6 engineering levels. It is a s-fight to get to level 4 and then they leave you there to die. There are very few ppl leveled 5 or 6. - Like innovation? Varian helped pioneer radiotherapy 80 years ago but about 40 years ago they decided they were good...not much has changed in the technology since the 80s. When you raise this as an issue they will literally say "this has worked for decades." - All this has lead to a workforce that mostly DGAF. People will literally tell you they are working 15 hour weeks. If you work really hard and produce results they will not promote you; but they also never fire anyone.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    6. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Long Hours For A Good Purpose

      Jan 13, 2022 - Field Service Representative I - HW in Tampa, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Good mission to maintain and repair cancer radiation equipment. -Generous amounts of OT opportunities. -Coworkers in field service are top notch. -Company car / fuel card / cell phone that can be used for your own personal use.

      Cons

      -OT is MANDATORY, as needed when the customer equipment breaks.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Absolutely terrible experience

      Dec 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are no good reasons to work at Varian. I do believe that they monitor the Glassdoor reviews and HR floods the boards with false reviews. They are trying to do damage control but there's too much damage that has been done.

      Cons

      The abuse and hostility that they allowed, perpetuated, and encouraged has done such extensive damage that they cannot hide it any longer. It has made it's way back to Siemens and now it's in the hands of Siemens management. It's up to Siemens to remedy. The harassment goes up to the highest levels at Varian so I do hope that Siemens takes it seriously and investigates all of it.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Review

      Jan 17, 2022 - RA Specialist III in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great WLB, culture and people

      Cons

      Poor compensation Old management Slow paced environment

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee

      IT

      Jan 13, 2022 - Senior Network Engineer/IT Manager in Santa Clara, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work experience using state of the art technology

      Cons

      Long hours, old processes or non-existent

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Not the best

      Jan 11, 2022 - Marketing Coordinator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice employees and flexible stay at home policy

      Cons

      Not enough employee incentive or motivation

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