The people w/in Varian are great people. Varian has some trouble with their middle management choices; underqualified, weak, micromanaging. And they tend to let these folks linger on well past their date of usefulness and into destructiveness.
I was at Varian for a long time and I loved the last department I was in. It does seem that Varian began - more... to lose focus on its employees and building that family/team atmosphere. When I left, they were becoming nauseatingly corporate and cookie cutter in their approach to employess. But like I said, the on the ground folks are amazing and support one a ... - less