Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – November 18, 2017
The work was definitely rewarding from the technical aspect. However, my hours were over 11 and sometimes 13 per day. I exceeded 60 hours per week regularly and at times above 70. Time-sheet software would only allow me to enter 40 hours and no more. I would recommend VMS for young engineers wanting to drink from a fire hose of technical learning, but be prepared to swap all daylight hours.
System Test Technician (Current Employee) – Utah – November 24, 2017
i like the job but the company sucks take away overtime pay, employees cannot pay there bills, as well bonus money, took away away turkeys and ham . I wish things could be different. I started off there as a temp . Inever got a full time position.
Technical Intern (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – November 1, 2017
Working at Varian was a very fine place to work while I was there. The management was professional while still being approachable. The other engineers who worked there where a pleasure to work with and the work environment was refreshing.
Sr. Project Manager (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – October 27, 2017
Under the new management there is constant pressure to do more with less. This may be temporary. Varian just spun off the X-Ray & Imaging Division (20% of the Company) now there is more pressure to keep stock values up.
Field Service Technician (Former Employee) – Michigan – October 2, 2017
The typical day begins by checking e-mails and preforming basic office tasks for the work completed the day before or downloading information for upcoming jobs. Enjoyed being at the cutting edge of technology and helping people. The hardest part of job is not being able to get to the sites fast enough to assure patients get there treatments and the long hours away from home, especially when you have kids events to attend.
Learn a lot and on the cutting edge of technology.
Gone away from home alot and working times are usually after treatment day and late into the night.
Facilities Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – September 25, 2017
My position was in a relaxed department that was run by a well organized manager that put emphasis on preventive maintenance to catch problems before they get out of hand.The company overall, offers many benefits , good compensation and a few little perks (like on-site fitness centers) that encourage longevity with the company. They do not have high turnover.
relaxed atmosphere, good pay, benefits and perks
Management can be too accommodating to employees, don't always say "no" when they should
Stock Room Assistant (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – September 22, 2017
Varain was an over all fun place to work! I enjoyed it for a time of being there, however if any issues araised they took their time to solve them, if you didn't know anyone in the company you would not move up in the work place. A lot of people brought their personal life into the work place, their work ethic declined. If you made someone mad they would ruin your reputation. Aside from the listed. there were times where i had lots of fun it was definitely a learning experience.
free lunch sometimes, two ten minute breaks 1 30 minute lunch.
personal ife was brought to work, people yelled a lot, management didn't resolve issues, wouldn't listen to problems.
I worked at Varian through Varsity Contractors. I loved it.
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – September 14, 2017
The work was the best place I have ever worked. They did not breath down your neck all the time. I wanted to work for Varian full time. I was there full time through Varsity contractors. Very nice place to work.
Work was good. They let you work at a good pace.
I tried to get on permently but they hired someone else.
Order Consolidation and Shipping Lead (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – September 8, 2017
Typical day at work for me involves troubleshooting issues with completion of deliveries. I also handle all Importer Security Filing issues, interact with our international offices for process detail and improvement and manage department personnel. In the past year, I've expanded my skill set and achieved APICS CSCP certification. Many days, this is a high demand job with considerable stress levels, which makes it difficult. What I enjoy most is being able to solve problems and improve efficiency in our processes.
Product Development Engineer (Former Employee) – West Valley City, UT 84128 – September 6, 2017
A great place to start your career. You get the opportunity to work on cutting edge imaging equipment. Some management issues were present including a Good Old Boys club which may inhibit career growth and opportunities.