Veeco Instruments Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2020

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3.5
68%
Recommend to a Friend
85%
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Veeco Instruments Chief Executive Officer William J. Miller
William J. Miller
7 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very good and familiar work environment(in 11 reviews)

  • "At an individual level there are many good people with excellent skill sets(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management are liars, unfair and genuinely don't care about people(in 8 reviews)

  • "There seems to be an instability in job security(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Global Key Accounts 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Veeco Instruments full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Management really cares about its employees and Veeco is positioned to succeed

    Cons

    None that come to mind

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  2. "Workload depends on Manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Plainview, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Veeco Instruments full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    High Salary for entry level

    Cons

    While I was there the managers did not really get along with each other and I had to run by projects and what I was doing to each manager.


  3. "Cyclical Industry"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Veeco Instruments full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Cares about high performing employees, Good work, great leaders at the time

    Cons

    Cyclical industry with challenging customer base

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    Veeco Instruments Response

    June 12, 2020Head of Global Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for sharing your feedback about your experience working at Veeco. We are happy to hear that you feel Veeco cares about high-performing employees and there was good work and great leadership. We'll definitely continue our focus on new growth products and employee engagement. If you have any specific ideas you'd like to share, I'd welcome the conversation. Please feel free to reach out to me directly at bwright@veeco.com or via phone at (516) 714-1202. Best, Brenden

  4. "Could be a great company, after it cuts all the useless management."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Position in Somerset, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, fair pay and good people. The smart people in this company is the only thing that keeps it in business. Managers should should not take credit for this as they haven't earned it.

    Cons

    Poor management is rampant at Veeco, it prevents great people from working to their best potential. Cut the fat and let the smart people do the work. Managers often get in the way of the people who actually need to do the work. In many cases the managers are completely redundant!

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    Veeco Instruments Response

    June 12, 2020Head of Global Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for posting a review of your experience at Veeco. Your comments about your view of management are concerning and tough to read. We want to improve, and we'd like your help to that - but we need to know a little more so we can work to make things better. There are a few ways we can do this. First, I'm happy to talk with you. I can be reached at (516) 714-1202 or at bwright@veeco.com. You can also contact Bob Bradshaw directly (he's also aware of this review). Or if you'd like to remain anonymous, you can use our Veeco Hotline (by telephone or online): within the U.S.: Dial 888‐419‐0572 or you can go to veeco.alertline.com in your browser. We hope to hear from you. Best, Brenden

  5. "Great place"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Veeco Instruments part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people And meetable expectations

    Cons

    None currently, will update if needed

  6. "Good company, great people, tough industry"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Plainview, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Veeco Instruments full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, few jerks, not very political Strong core technology

    Cons

    Challenging to foresee customer needs and make right R&D investment decisions

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    Veeco Instruments Response

    January 22, 2020Head of Global Talent Acquisition

    Really appreciate your thoughts on your time with Veeco. Having been with the company 5+ years, I'm sure we can learn and improve from your suggestions and advice, especially around better investment decisions and differentiated products. We're also glad to see that you think there are "few jerks" - although, we'd rather have none. If you have specific feedback or recommendations, please email me at bwright@veeco.com. I'd love to talk. Thanks again.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Dying company - check their financials"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer in Somerset, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Veeco Instruments full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Coworkers make the day .

    Cons

    No future . Talent leaves this company quickly . They can not retain talent Z

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    Veeco Instruments Response

    August 28, 2019Head of Global Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for sharing your experience at Veeco. It's great that you had a positive experience with your coworkers - we think they're pretty awesome too! The feeling must be mutual because the average Veeco employee has worked here for over nine years. If you have specific feedback or recommendations you'd like to share, I'd welcome the opportunity to talk. You can reach me (516) 714-1202 or via email at bwright@veeco.com. Best,

  8. Helpful (2)

    "It's not perfect... but what company is?"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    These are real people with families, doing the best they can. Everyone I have worked with has made this place feel like a second home. The employees support each other during tough times and band together like a tight-knit group. You get what you put in. At times it can be challenging, but if you come in with the right attitude you will get rewarded for your efforts. Overall this is one of the better places where I have worked.

    Cons

    Some people have had bad experiences and left bad reviews. It seems like people only take the time write a review when they have had a bad experience here. While there's some truth behind what is said, and everyone has the right to their perspective, take the reviews for what they are: people venting some frustrations because some of their expectations weren't met. Yes, some things can be improved like communication between departments and better organization by management. Due to the cyclical nature of the industry it can feel like a roller coaster ride but the highs outweigh the lows.

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    Veeco Instruments Response

    May 14, 2019Head of Global Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for sharing your feedback. As you noted, there are always things the organization and its leadership can do to improve planning and communication, and we are continually trying to be better. If you have any specific ideas that might help, please consider sharing them with your manager or HR Business Partner. Thanks again! Best, Brenden

  9. Helpful (1)

    "It sucked"

    1.0
     

    I worked at Veeco Instruments

    Pros

    It was not Veeco when I joined

    Cons

    They are con men and women

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    Veeco Instruments Response

    April 29, 2019Head of Global Talent Acquisition

    I recognize this response is a bit delayed, but, honestly, I've been struggling with how to respond to this feedback. I'm sorry this was your experience and I hope you had the opportunity to voice your concerns while you were here at Veeco. If you'd like to talk directly, I can be reached at +1 (516) 714-1202. Best, Brenden

  10. "Buyer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in Somerset, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to go to work andclearn

    Cons

    Hate going home at night

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