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Veeco Instruments Reviews

Updated May 30, 2017
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Veeco Instruments CEO and Director John R. Peeler
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Pros
  • At an individual level there are many good people with excellent skill sets (in 8 reviews)

  • Cross functional teams , High tech (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management are liars, unfair and genuinely don't care about people (in 7 reviews)

  • Profound Lack of vision and leadership at the engineering 'leadership' level (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great from my perspective"

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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to succeed and grow in the company. Good benefits. I enjoy working in a technology focused company like Veeco.

    Cons

    Really depends on the position and business unit. Like most public company there is a drive and expectation for profitable results. These expectations are nothing different than other similar companies.

    Advice to Management

    When looking for business growth, sometimes a safer investment with marginal growth is better than a far riskier investment with high upside.


  2. "Engineering - twenty years"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Plainview, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Plainview, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work environment. A real "melting pot" of people from both Americas, Asia and Europe, people of both genders and of all ages, from the recently graduate to the "young person of... retirement age" who just won't retire, the company offers a large range of opportunities for many levels of skill and expertise.
    Good effort to minimize impact of volatile markets on work force by managing variable costs in design and development (via outside consulting) and in manufacturing (via contract manufacturing).
    Pretty good job security, especially for talented individuals with proven skills and expertise. Significant effort by management, even during most critical downturns of a volatile market, to identify alternate options, offer relocation and retrain people in order to keep such talent and skills inside the company.
    A very liberal and open approach to work activities in general, allowing everybody to express his or her personal opinion.

    Cons

    A tendency towards standardizing creative activities that might perhaps be excessive, with too numerous procedural forms to be followed. Such tendency, although good in theory, could lead quite often to an unnecessary volume of work with no value added.

    Advice to Management

    Management should look into analyzing the ratio of successful to less successful projects that follow all the procedural guidelines, versus the same ratio for projects that do not necessarily do so.
    Based on such analysis, management should continue to support those procedural activities that are useful and address those that are not by either simplifying them or by completely eliminating them.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Accounts Payable Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Horsham, PA
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Horsham, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working for Solid State Equipment. The people were great and I was able to just do my work and enjoy it.

    Cons

    When Veeco took over, things really changed and it wasnt the same.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Overall OK"

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    Current Employee - Staff Mechanical Engineer in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Mechanical Engineer in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    stock option, RSU, 401K with matching, good health insurance

    Cons

    target market is not that rich and strong


  5. "great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was at Veeco for 5 years and had a terrific experience -- people very cooperative and team oriented - senior management and leaders work hard and reward performance - fast paced technology space where new ideas thrived -- strong culture of execution

    Cons

    not enough time or money spent on communications - global company with many cultures to manage and connect

    Advice to Management

    push more communications support for strong alignment to match the great work ethic and cooperative spirit


  6. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Senior Process Development Engineer in Plainview, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Process Development Engineer in Plainview, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Veeco Instruments full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High tech company with a lot of problems.

    Cons

    Too political and do not care of people

    Advice to Management

    No advice


  7. Helpful (4)

    "High-tech company with decent culture and good compensation"

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    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Director in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Director in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting technology. Dynamic market. High level professionals. World leader in AFM. Wide variety of other technologies: film deposition, epitaxy, optical and AFM metrology. Clear business and industry orientation.

    Cons

    Not that many Cons. May be a bit too much politics where it should not be. Sometimes unclear distribution of duties and chain of comand.

    Advice to Management

    I guess a bit more transparency in decision making and less politics will be beneficial for the company.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great technology to learn. Very hardworking and dedicated team!"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An awesome learning experience, a great team.

    Cons

    long work hours sometimes. Need more staff to distribute the work load

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve in covering the market segment for effectively


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great internship experience."

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    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Intern in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Veeco Instruments part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience in the optics field

    Cons

    Very large company, not much one on one mentoring


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Solid Organization, Great Leadership, Amazing Technology"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Plainview, NY
    Current Employee - Director in Plainview, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Outstanding executive leadership team that understands the semiconductor capital equipment industry very well.
    -The technology is amazing.
    -If you want to work with the best and you value working with bright, talented, experienced people, Veeco is the place.
    -High-performance culture.
    -Market leadership.
    -Global.
    -Fast-paced.

    Cons

    Can't help the ups and downs of the industry. But that's really the only "con."

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


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