Once great work environment went downhill in the last three years or so.
Production Technician III (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – June 1, 2016
When I started at this company it was TomoTherapy. They were a bit overzealous in their promotion of themselves. Accuray took over and began a pattern of downsizing to realign profits (non existent) to expectations. A typical day at work consisted of trying to figure out what was expected of me. Very little communication.
Through no fault of my co-workers, it became the "good ole boy system" as far as expectations and discipline was concerned. Lower level management operates on the favoritism model. As for my immediate supervisor, the manufacturing manager, if you sucked up to him you could do no wrong. If not,well expect to be discriminated against. HR was also involved in the preferential treatment system. I have never worked for a more inept, ineffective and inaccessible supervisor.
Fellow employees were friendly enough and the few golden boys enjoyed their untouchable status. The hardest part of my job? I had to practically beg to get my monthly one-on-one meeting with my supervisor. The most enjoyable part? Producing machines that gave cancer patients a little better chance of leading a longer, better life.
Good wages for lower level employees.
Cutting number of employees used to align profits to expectations from the market forecasts.