Less about the employee more about the bottom line
CSR - Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – October 23, 2018
VMS was a great place to work, then the executives began implementing new standards which focused on the bottom line more than the worth of the employees. The company culture changes and many 10, 20, 30+ year employees left or were terminated due to the changes. The company lost its compassion and experience. It is a good place to work, but job security is an issue.
Flat Panel Software Lead Engineer (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – October 7, 2018
Overall good. Good environment with lots of employees. Overall treated most everybody fair. They are splitting the company into three different companies and the new system will not work for some engineers.
MECHANICAL DESIGNER (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – September 29, 2018
My manager would look out for his team and always care for his team. My co-worker is very supportive. Culture at Varian is team based. The most enjoyable part of my job is my team member are very supportive and understanding.
Sr. PowerBuilder and SQL Developer (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – August 18, 2018
Great company. I worked at the client premises in Pittsburgh, PA, but Varian was located in Winnipeg, Canada. However, the manager was coming in Pittsburgh often enough. The work was challenging, the work environment was perfect.
Radiation therapy medical device manufacturer evolving into oncology medical technology
Manager (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – July 22, 2018
Conservative company that is well run. The company has a storied past and a fantastic future (vision and mission), but struggles because of its old school culture and inability to adapt to change fast enough. It is an absolute privilege to be a part of a company that gets to work on "a world without fear of cancer" everyday, but the company is experiencing growing pains and multiple reorganizations that is diminishing employee morale. Though they have a long term vision that resonates well, they are too focused on short term results and sales. The culture does not support their ambition and something will have to give or change to move the company forward.
IT Software License Compliance Analyst (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA 94304 – June 27, 2018
The environment is very accommodating from business perspective and individual perspective. The expectation is high as far as performance is concern at the same time, you control your own pace with high degree of success. There is no micro-managing in this company.
High-tech products; smart, productive group of people
Project Manager (Former Employee) – Lincolnshire, IL – June 26, 2018
Varian / Varex is a good company to work for. It employs a lot of smart and dedicated people. The technology is leading edge for the most part which keeps it interesting. The benefits are good as well.
Product Manager, Marketing (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – May 30, 2018
Varian provides it's employees with a great change to grow with the company. They develop their employees with a tremendous amount of formal training and provide excellent benefits and perks to help do a great job.
Gym on site, Cafeteria, Excellent work environment
Varian/Varex is an amazing company providing cancer detection and treatment options.
Project and Data Center Manager (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – May 21, 2018
Varian (as it was known when I worked there) was an amazing company. There was vastly more good than bad. The pressure to stay ahead of the curve was tremendous, but not unwarranted considering the technologies, and products provided. It is a heavily regulated business whose Sixth Sigma and Lean Manufacturing processes run parallel to the goals of the FDA.
Not unlike any other company, there is good and bad, and one can choose to focus on that which they define themselves.
Very stable, fantastic products, company growth, integrity, excellent benefits, opportunity.
A CIO with horrible budgetary and technology perspectives, unpredictable RIF's, communication challenges.
Service Contracts Analyst (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – May 8, 2018
1% raises (the most you can receive); poor management, and mandatory holiday schedule without appropriate compensation. Varian has potential to be a good company, but they have a long way to go in the area of employee compensation, work/life management, and employee morale.