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Veeco Instruments Reviews

Updated March 2, 2017
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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. Helpful (1)

    "Global Sales"

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

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

    Pros

    After working in the high tech / capital equipment / semiconductor world for many years, I find Veeco's culture to be a breath of fresh air. The environment is excellent - great executive sales and service leadership, no hidden agendas, clear objectives and a team that is built to drive additional value for both internal and external stakeholders. I can see the Executive Team has spent the last several years strengthening the management bench and fostering a culture of trust while having fun at the same time!

    The Senior Management Team communicates well and is not just focused on quartely results but ... growing the company organically and via M&A as well. Enough structure and processes to be held accountable as a publicly-held company, but not too rigid or structured that kills innovation, progress or speed!

    The "team" approach at Veeco is great - people looking to make a difference, provide world-class products and differentiated technology without all the baggage of employees constantly worrying about an old-school "CYA" mentality. You can really voice your opinion and make a difference at Veeco.

    The company continues to invest, build engineering and spend where needed! Management has right-sized operations and facilities in a thoughtful and respectful manner.

    Cons

    It's not Silicon Valley, but is that a con? It's the semiconductor industry but I presume those looking at Veeco already know about the nature of capital equipment and semiconductors!

    The management is doing a better-than-above-average job of building businesses that help to weather the segments that are cyclical.

    401K and Health Benes are better than average.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep strengthening the management bench, growth through M&A and continued investment in R&D / new products. Streamline financial reporting.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Veeco"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in Kingston, NY
    Former Employee - Technician in Kingston, NY

    I worked at Veeco Instruments full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for, excellent environment and great employees/managers.

    Cons

    Long hours and some dry spells of work.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  3. "Process equipment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Field Service/Systems Installation Engineer in Plainview, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Field Service/Systems Installation Engineer in Plainview, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging job, good growth potential, highly educated work force, continuous development of new products

    Cons

    Extensive travel, limited training for new equipment


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  5. "Solid company with no politics"

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

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

    Pros

    Open culture where you can challenge and be challenged without fear of reprisal or animosity. There are no politics at the 1st to 3rd level of the company which means people can focus on doing a good job and raising difficult issues so they can be solved. Rewarding environment for performers with lots of internal promotion and formal succession planning. Very strong and effective HR and recruiting team.

    Cons

    Cyclical industry means tightening the belt when the market drops but a culture of rewarding performance and believing in people means cutting staff costs as a last resort.

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking for new markets outside of general lighting to take the core (or other)technologies to exciting new segments.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Approaching 10 years"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Plainview, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Plainview, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Veeco is proactive about employee development. The markets they serve are high growth markets with fascinating consumer implications. Teams and departments work closely together to achieve company goals.

    Cons

    Cyclical business makes the downturns tough to handle but company is continuously improving and actively looking to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Communication from the senior level executives to all employees is essential.


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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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

    Ability to work with some very talented people
    Managers very supportive and have your back
    Work on a daily basis with new and innovative technology
    Strong, team building atmosphere
    Very good position in the marketplace
    Competitive compensation structure

    Cons

    Typical downsides of working with a public company in terms of quarterly pressure to impress the street

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on building a great organization for the long haul, as well as developing and bringing in more great products to sell to the market


  8. "Rapidly Growing Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people. Innovative Technologies. Best in class products. High pay, stock options, 401k. Upward mobility in most departments. Large and diverse product line for sales. High growth markets and continued focus on M&A.

    Cons

    Company is driven by Wall Street...although this is a pro in many cases with product development and company acquisitions. Health/Dental/Vision benefits are just OK. Industries are volatile and Veeco does fluctuate in staff.

    Advice to Management

    Continued focus on diversified markets and product lines to reduced the need for head count fluctuations. Continued focus on product innovation and M&A to grow the business.


  9. "Significant expansion"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been working at Veeco full time for approximately one year.

    What I like about the Company?

    - Driven Executive Team with a vision to grow the Company significantly Organically and
       Inorganically.
    - Fast moving, dynamic environment.
    - Leading Edge Technology.
    - Super Smart people who are confident but don't come with an Ego.
    - Collaborative Team Environment where everyone just wants to get on and do better.
    - Trust that Management have in Employees.
    - Growth potential and investment into people and infrastructure to enable that growth.

    The Veeco environment is really a refreshing place to work in, where decisions are made fast and people are challenged to develop and contribute.

    Cons

    What I do not like about the Company?
    Veeco is already a leading technology company in the Semiconductor industry and is expanding at a significant rate through organic and Inorganic growth.
    Veeco must continue to bring in best talent and improve processes and infrastructure to serve this market at a Best In Class level. There is still plenty of potential to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be ambitious and add to the portfolio to move the needle over next years.
    Further invest in people and infrastructure to drive growth.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing place to work and great places to see"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros: travel the world,The best technology, work with a lot of professional people

    Cons

    Cons: nothing comes to mind why anyone would not work here

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Veeco"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A manufacturer of high tech process equipment serving a variety of markets.

    Cons

    I would recommend a career at Veeco Instruments. The work can be demanding but the rewards can be excellent.

    Advice to Management

    Veeco has a strong leadership team.


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