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Varian Semiconductor CEO and Director Gary E. Dickerson
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  1. "Excellent"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Gloucester, MA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Gloucester, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent place to work and grow.

    Cons

    Niche industry, hence opportunities else where are limited.
    Cyclical industry.


  2. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Vice President/Electronics Group President in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate Vice President/Electronics Group President in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at Varian Semiconductor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Technology leader, with proven product development skills

    Cons

    Lack growth vision and roadmap

    Advice to Management

    Implement SWOT strategic process initiative


  3. "Varian"

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    Former Employee - Lead Engineering Technician in Andover, MA
    Former Employee - Lead Engineering Technician in Andover, MA

    I worked at Varian Semiconductor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company. Take good care of employees.

    Cons

    Intense competion. May not be flexible enough.

    Advice to Management

    Limit product focus


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  5. "AMAT"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Gloucester, MA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Gloucester, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Varian Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are very trustworthy except when it comes to policy.

    Cons

    The people are very clicky and often tikes have their head in the sand.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest!


  6. "Excellent Management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Gloucester, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Gloucester, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Varian Semiconductor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Management and Business Processes
    Great place to learn

    Cons

    Compensation is on the low side

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work !


  7. "Satisfied"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Varian Semiconductor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employee satisfaction, job justification, benefits provided.

    Cons

    Salary, food, team activities, plenty meetings.


  8. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Rio Rancho, NM
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Rio Rancho, NM
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Varian Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, solid work environment

    Cons

    A little too customer friendly


  9. "Great place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Gloucester, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Gloucester, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and bennies.
    World wide travel
    People
    Location

    Cons

    Can sometimes feel clicky when dealing with day to day operations

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  10. "Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in Gloucester, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in Gloucester, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work with good people.

    Cons

    Typical corporate politics. Being bought by AMAT

    Advice to Management

    Keep middle management working together. Flatten salaries.


  11. "fine"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gloucester, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gloucester, MA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexbility
    Visibility to C level execs

    Cons

    Too many politics / People steel others work
    Except for few, most of the Sr level management is a crap

    Advice to Management

    Not every VP / Director deserve their titles / responsibilities.
    No reason why there need to be so much politics


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