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.
Test Technician (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – April 3, 2018
Varian is great place to work. They have awesome benefits. Bonuses were a plus, you get a quarterly bonus which was always nice, and that was based on the companies performance during that quarter. Great environment to work in, management was good and easy to approach.
Senior Field Inventory Control Associate (Former Employee) – Des Plaines, IL 60018 – March 21, 2018
My typical day at Varian Medical Systems was from the time i got though the door its very enjoyable getting the day started with a short meeting and on my to the office to get production work started.the things iv'e learned from work for this company is that when a team comes together you can get any deadline done .management was great to work with. The work culture was diverse .the hardest part of my day was the loading of a 3 ton machine for delivery . the most enjoyable part of my day was the accomplishment of all deliveries load to the tucks and part done for international delivery. and out the door. a job well done.it really makes you feel good.
everything you could ask for working for this compant
Software Engineer II (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – March 15, 2018
Compensation is on the very low end and advancing is tricky. They are always on the tail end of technologies having to upgrade to avoid running systems that have completely been abandoned by the companies that used to support them. Everything is very slow moving, teams would rather push a problem down the road until something forces them to update and take over a week to do so, than to take 2 days to fix the issue outright now.
Great people but mostly people are your work "friends", there is hardly and bonding outside of work like you would see at other companies (happy hour, team trips, holiday parties, ect). The biggest event they would organize is typically cake, beer, and pizza in the cafeteria. Once a year they splurge and take the department to a park for some catered food and beer.
This year they didn't give our raisers or promotions to fund a bonus program for the next year. Big red flag right there when they have to take something away from you before they "give" something back.
Manufacturing Associate (Former Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – February 22, 2018
I really enjoy working at varian most days but like any job it can’t always be enjoyable. It’s very diverse and most people working at varian have been there for a long time. Things are starting to go south very slowly as more and more old timers are retiring and different managers and leads are taking over. The whole culture is shifting and not for the better. We were informed this year raises will be slim to none and instead they use the carrot on a stick method for a bonus instead. most years the employees never get a 100 percent payout due to not reaching company goals set for the year. Another big problem is how the blame for things that go wrong gets passed around. No accountability and incompetent employees who cannot perform the job correctly are never trained properly and don’t ever get let go. So basically be prepared to be stuck with hacks and cry babies.
It’s pretty chill, decent pay and benefits
No raises and a lack of accountability in every department.