Veeco Instruments

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Veeco Instruments Reviews

Updated 12 February 2015
Updated 12 February 2015
55 Reviews
3.0
55 Reviews
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Veeco Instruments CEO and Director John R. Peeler
John R. Peeler
30 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Profit sharing program is very generous (in 5 reviews)

  • High tech company with a lot of problems (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management constantly in flux (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management seems overly concerned with the shareholders and market perceptions (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    veeco has alright bonus and benefit.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Somerset, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Somerset, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments

    Pros

    bonus can be nice when it is profitable

    Cons

    there is no growth path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire fewer VPs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    RUN! ... In the opposite direction!

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    Former Employee - N/A in Saint Paul, MN (US)
    Former Employee - N/A in Saint Paul, MN (US)

    I worked at Veeco Instruments

    Pros

    A lot of great employees

    Cons

    Mass confusion, seemingly incompetent leadership. Lack of resources, tools and support to accomplish the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not all about the bottom line. Have some respect for your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Approaching 10 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Plainview, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in Plainview, NY (US)

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Veeco is proactive about employee development. The markets they serve are high growth markets with fascinating consumer implications. Teams and departments work closely together to achieve company goals.

    Cons

    Cyclical business makes the downturns tough to handle but company is continuously improving and actively looking to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication from the senior level executives to all employees is essential.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Veeco a good place to work and grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Veeco has strong, best-in-class technology in all areas of their five business units and a strong team culture. Because of their market leadership and strong balance sheet they are followed by more investment analysts than other companies their size, which speaks volumes about future growth. I'm a seasoned professional that likes collaboration and flat organizations - Veeco is the one for me.

    Cons

    Veeco is spread out with sometimes too lean teams, requiring more coordination and outsourcing dependency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to provide resources to employees and finance new ideas to grow like you have done in the past

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO (US)

    I worked at Veeco Instruments

    Pros

    I was at Veeco for 5 years and had a terrific experience -- people very cooperative and team oriented - senior management and leaders work hard and reward performance - fast paced technology space where new ideas thrived -- strong culture of execution

    Cons

    not enough time or money spent on communications - global company with many cultures to manage and connect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    push more communications support for strong alignment to match the great work ethic and cooperative spirit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a company for people who plan to stay in a company for a long time.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Veeco Instruments

    Pros

    People are really nice here and the environment is good.

    Cons

    The location is not that good

  8.  

    Needs a new CEO

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    Former Employee - Manager in Plainview, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Plainview, NY (US)

    I worked at Veeco Instruments full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Motivated employees, potential for growth.

    Cons

    CEO is widely rumored to be an alcoholic. Much of the senior staff has recently left for other companies as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Veeco needs a new CEO due to the substance abuse problem of John Peeler. This is a public company and the shareholder's interests are not being protected under these circumstances. Given that the man needs treatment, he should resign his post. This is a shameful situation that ought to be rectified.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Process Development Engineer in Plainview, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Process Development Engineer in Plainview, NY (US)

    I worked at Veeco Instruments full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    High tech company with a lot of problems.

    Cons

    Too political and do not care of people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    High-tech company with decent culture and good compensation

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Director in Santa Barbara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Director in Santa Barbara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Veeco Instruments full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting technology. Dynamic market. High level professionals. World leader in AFM. Wide variety of other technologies: film deposition, epitaxy, optical and AFM metrology. Clear business and industry orientation.

    Cons

    Not that many Cons. May be a bit too much politics where it should not be. Sometimes unclear distribution of duties and chain of comand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I guess a bit more transparency in decision making and less politics will be beneficial for the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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