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Updated November 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "Exciting environment in a high tech job" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Great people, very interesting projects" (in 5 reviews)

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

  • "Upper management did not stand up for me against the customer which were using me as a contract negotiation tactic" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Buyer"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Buyer in Somerset, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to go to work andclearn

    Cons

    Hate going home at night

    Advice to Management

    Love management


  2. "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments full-time

    Pros

    Insurance, bonus plan, excellent industry

    Cons

    Let go of a lot of upper management. Communication issues

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Horsham, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow and learn with in the company

    Cons

    Projects can sometimes demand longer hours due to time sensitivity

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your reports and allowing them opportunities to grow.

    Veeco Instruments Response

    Oct 12, 2018 – Head of Global Talent Acquisition

    Great "Advice to Management" suggestion and thanks for your positive feedback!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Corporate Culture Evolution"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments full-time

    Pros

    Leadership team is evolving and company is welcoming fresh ideas, insight(s) and personnel. Great on the job learning. Fast paced environment that does not include a lot of micromanaging. My ideas are valued as are the others on my team.

    Cons

    Cross-functional changes are still slow-moving. Morale is low and accountability is lacking across teams, which is needed for a more positive business impact. Not all groups possess the "team spirit", passion and shared accountability needed to be best in class.

    Advice to Management

    Emphasis on training programs for all departments needed.

    Veeco Instruments Response

    Oct 8, 2018 – Head of Global Talent Acquisition

    Great to hear your perspective on things we are doing well. We'll continue to work on those areas like morale and accountability and continue to look for ways to provide training across the... More


  5. "Changing organization with positive outlook"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Lean organization where you will learn a lot
    - Talented and friendly employees
    - Investing in facilities, modernizing grounds, state of the art equipment
    - Competitive salary/benefits package
    - Stock purchase plan
    - Tuition reimbursement
    - Unique and interesting technologies
    - Changing middle and upper management moving the company forward

    Cons

    - Position flexibility
    - Culture
    - Some complacency among staff

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to listen and understand employees needs for work/life balance
    - Focus on and reward the positive work of employees
    - Address negative employee attitudes
    - Flexibility in work schedules, telecommuting

    Veeco Instruments Response

    Oct 4, 2018 – Head of Global Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for your feedback on your experience here at Veeco. It's important to us as we are always trying to improve. If you have specific ideas that could help us do that, especially around culture... More


  6. "Great opportunity for learning and growing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments full-time

    Pros

    Corporate culture is changing and senior leadership is open to new insights, ideas and hiring change agents. Great opportunity to learn on the job and learn at a fast pace, especially if you are a self starter and work well without micro management.

    Cons

    Resistance to change for those who have been in their roles a long time. Unfortunately the opinions and voices of those who have been around a long time still hold weight and impact the day to day work dynamic.

    Advice to Management

    Investment in a comprehensive training program for all departments are needed. Relying on learning on the job is good but is not enough for the innovation and change the company will need to undergo to keep up with the industry and encourage "best in class" practices. Also more activities to boost moral, after tough organizational changes.

    Veeco Instruments Response

    Oct 1, 2018 – Head of Global Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your feedback. Great insights and a good suggestion for more activities to boost morale and more training. If you have specific ideas, you can share them with your manager or your HR... More


  7. Helpful (3)

    "The good stuff..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart, smart people, latest and greatest technology, solid benefits package, engaged employees who are invested in the company's mission

    Cons

    Semiconductors and things related to them can be somewhat difficult to understand for those who aren't technology-focused. It takes some time for those of us in that category to comprehend all that Veeco does...but once we do, it's fascinating.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep employees accountable for their work product/meeting deadlines and keep them updated on the progress with ongoing and upcoming projects.

    Veeco Instruments Response

    Sep 19, 2018 – Head of Global Talent Acquisition

    We agree it's fascinating and Veeco is a place where you can contribute to solving difficult technical challenges and impact the world in a positive way. We'll continue to work on accountability and... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing/engineer working across multiple technologies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very sharp people, willing to help and explain technical challenges. Each division may have a range of experiences depending on the individual but personally, I have found it both empowering and a fun/challenging environment thanks to a great manager. Learning a range of cutting edge technologies from GaN Power/RF, VCSEL and microLED to EUV mask blanks, STT-RAM and more.

    Cons

    None really, but its more of a macro, industry-wide issue that needs to attract new talent. Lots of employees are super smart and clearly loyal -- many with 20+ years of experience, some even 30! A positive sign is seeing young research scientists and engineers who have recently joined. Will help retain our edge in this global competitive environment…they are the future!

    Veeco Instruments Response

    Sep 20, 2018 – Head of Global Talent Acquisition

    Definitely cutting edge technologies and our smart, talented, and loyal people are no doubt our competitive advantage. Thanks for the feedback!


  9. "Purchasing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager in Somerset, NJ
    Former Employee - Purchasing Manager in Somerset, NJ

    I worked at Veeco Instruments full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting environment in a high tech job.

    Cons

    Highly demanding job. Too many hours.

    Veeco Instruments Response

    Sep 21, 2018 – Head of Global Talent Acquisition

    Working to invent exciting, new technologies that push the limits of what's possible sometimes demands a lot. But we don't want to be all work and no play, either! We'd love to hear if you have any... More


  10. "Terrible management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Veeco Instruments full-time

    Pros

    OK work/life balance and people are generally nice. Standard benefits and PTO time.

    Cons

    Management is one of the worst I have ever seen, and I am referring mostly to IT and Engineering. HUGE EGOs. You get stomped on constantly and your hard work is never appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with more respect. It's that simple!

    Veeco Instruments Response

    Sep 12, 2018 – Head of Global Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for providing feedback about your experience with Veeco. If you'd like to share more specific details, please contact me at (516) 714-1202. Your perspective is important, as we are constantly... More