Varian Medical Systems Employee Reviews

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Toxic work environment
Manager (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJuly 10, 2018
Products are good; management is toxic. Very political place. It is also a male driven company. Not many women in managerial roles. Expectation is to brown nose in order to move ahead.
Pros
Flexible
Cons
Management is terrible
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4.0
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Good company to work for
IT Software License Compliance Analyst (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CA 94304June 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.
Pros
You can create your own pace of work.
Cons
Deliverables can be demanding.
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4.0
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High-tech products; smart, productive group of people
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Lincolnshire, ILJune 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.
Pros
high-tech
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Great Company to work at.
Product Manager, Marketing (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAMay 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.
Pros
Gym on site, Cafeteria, Excellent work environment
Cons
Travel planning is difficult
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3.0
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nice place to work
Product Sales Support/ Analyst (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAMay 29, 2018
i enjoyed the company to work, the timing was good, people were good, work was good, this was a temp position, so its not so welcoming to temps, but still it was good.
Pros
good team
Cons
fast paced, stressful
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5.0
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Great
Electronics Assembler (Former Employee) –  Tempe, AZMay 23, 2018
I love electronics assembly. This was one of my favorite jobs from the past. I would probably still be there if I didn't have to relocate. Bosses were good.
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Varian/Varex is an amazing company providing cancer detection and treatment options.
Project and Data Center Manager (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTMay 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.
Pros
Very stable, fantastic products, company growth, integrity, excellent benefits, opportunity.
Cons
A CIO with horrible budgetary and technology perspectives, unpredictable RIF's, communication challenges.
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Very nice environment and compensations
Internal Audit Intern (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAMay 14, 2018
I worked here as an intern last summer, I liked it very much and it helped me gain experience in the internal audit department. I recommend it to any student looking for an internship.
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Service Contracts
Service Contracts Analyst (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAMay 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.
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Good enviroment to work in.
Test Technician (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTApril 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.
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very interjected work place
Senior Field Inventory Control Associate (Former Employee) –  Des Plaines, IL 60018March 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.
Pros
everything you could ask for working for this compant
Cons
no cons
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3.0
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Slow and old school.
Software Engineer II (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAMarch 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.
Pros
job security
Cons
low growth
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Pretty great
Flat Panel X-Ray Test Technician (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTMarch 14, 2018
Awesome place to work, has full amenities including a kitchen with a dude named nacho who makes excellent food. Bathrooms are always clean and workers are considerate.
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Fairly relaxed work environment
Manufacturing Associate (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAFebruary 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.
Pros
It’s pretty chill, decent pay and benefits
Cons
No raises and a lack of accountability in every department.
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4.0
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Fast pace which add unneeded stress and a lot of politics
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTFebruary 7, 2018
A typical day was filled with tasks that kept you very busy with unforeseen problems on the side that needed attention. This type of schedule required good time management with a balance in mind as well. Some of the task were required to be done by the end of the day but sometimes the manager wanted it to be done first, so unclear expectations. Some individuals worked very hard and that was expected on a daily while others never worked hard and that was excepted with no improvement plans in place. Overall I learned a lot about politics and what to do and what not to do.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Enforced company policies at their leisure
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3.0
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Traditional Company
Information Security Intern (Former Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAFebruary 5, 2018
Work wasn't terribly challenging, but the culture of the company is very old school and fairly boring. They are working on improving culture but it will happen slowly. Otherwise they do great for the community and employees are nice to work with.
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4.0
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Great Place to work for!
Administrative Assistant III (Former Employee) –  Milpitas, CAJanuary 26, 2018
During my time as a contractor, the environment and culture at Varian Medical systems was enjoyable. My manager and team were friendly and showed positive team work.
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Vendor for Varian
On-Premise HR Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAJanuary 23, 2018
I am a vendor for Varian. The managers are easy to work with. I managed the temp positions for Varian. Overall nice place to work. The people are nice here.
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Great place to work
Sr.Global Payroll Manager (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GA 30327January 14, 2018
Very challenging, need to be a self starter . Change will not easy. They do not understand work life balance. Everyone works more than 50 hours per week.
Pros
Competitive salary
Cons
Stone Age
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4.0
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Great Company with Great Benefits
Medical Oncology Application Specialist - RN (Current Employee) –  Las Vegas, NVJanuary 8, 2018
If you love traveling, this is a great job! Great company with great benefits. I love working with Medical Oncology Practices and love to teach. Challenges are life/work balance.
Pros
Great Benefits
Cons
Long hours
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